The Chicago State University Foundation was chartered in 1967 and incorporated in
1968 as an independent, charitable organization with the sole purpose of soliciting,
receiving, and administering private gifts to Chicago State University.
The Mission of Chicago State University Foundation is to provide fundraising and friend
raising assistance to the University as a partner in the common goal of sustaining,
promoting and developing Chicago State.
The Chicago State University Foundation is an institutional advancement organization
where volunteers, faculty, and staff come together to raise funds from individuals,
foundations, and corporations, with a focus on technology; scholarly research; student
scholarships, and; facilities. We are a team of advancement professionals, support
staff and leadership volunteers who aspire to consistently high standards of quality,
cost effectiveness and donor satisfaction.
We seek to expand and improve the resource base available to Chicago State University
for teaching and instruction; service delivery, and; the creation of new knowledge
by raising the sights of our internal and external communities, and providing a range
of recognition and value to each individual donor, volunteer and board member. We
are tied to our academic and program services departments in an essential philanthropic
and service relationship. The quality of our work is enhanced through the integration
of scholarship and community leadership in an environment that encourages excellence.
Chicago State University is one of Illinois’ oldest public universities, and, since
opening its doors in 1867, the university has produced graduates who are leaders and
innovators in their communities.
Your generosity helps CSU students by supporting initiatives for which state funds
are not available. Our student body of over 5,700 undergraduate and graduate students,
along with our dedicated faculty, have created a learning environment noted for its
demand of excellence and commitment to student achievement. With your help, we can
continue to attract the best students, recruit and retain top faculty members, and
provide the highest quality education.
Over 90% of CSU students are eligible for financial aid, and your gifts provide needed
scholarships and fellowships, support faculty development and academic programs, fund
innovative research, and allow CSU to offer a rich learning experience in an ever-changing
We need friends like you to give generously in order for us to continue to be a leader
in Illinois’ educational landscape.
Here are some of the ways in which CSU has distinguished itself:
- CSU ranked first among Illinois public universities for graduating African Americans
with baccalaureate degrees in 2011.
- CSU ranked first in the United States for graduating African Americans with masters
degrees in mathematics & statistics in 2011.
- CSU was the first university in Illinois to have a robotic book retrieval system in
- CSU is only one of two universities in Illinois to have all of its programs approved
by both NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) and ISBE (Illinois
State Board of Education).
- More than 50% of all African-American baccalaureate degree nurses, health information
administrators and occupational therapists in Illinois are CSU graduates.
We need your help to continue this tradition of excellence.
The CSU Foundation is a 501(c)(3), charitable, non-profit organization, and, in accordance
with the Internal Revenue Service, all gifts made to the Foundation are tax deductible.
Please click here to download the latest copy of the CSU Foundation Form 990.
For the Chicago State University Foundation Honor Roll of Donors, please click on
the corresponding year below:
Honor Roll of Donors for Fiscal Year 2008
Honor Roll of Donors for Fiscal Year 2009
Honor Roll of Donors for Fiscal Year 2010
Honor Roll of Donors for Fiscal Year 2011
Honor Roll of Donors for Fiscal Year 2012
Honor Roll of Donors for Fiscal Year 2013
Honor Roll of Donors for Fiscal Year 2014
Chicago State University Foundation
9501 S. King Drive, ADM 322
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (773) 995-3839
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