New CSU Foundation Unveiled

The University Foundation at Chicago StateSeeking to strengthen its outside fundraising efforts, Chicago State University recently announced the unveiling of its new Foundation: The University Foundation at Chicago State (TUFCS).

Due to dwindling dollars from both state and federal governments, state universities around the country are forced to think outside the box. At CSU, students are receiving less and less funds, forcing them to withdraw from school. The University Foundation at Chicago State is developing strategic initiatives to prevent losing our most valuable assets, our students.

“This is an exciting time at CSU as we launch our new Foundation, which will serve as a partner in fundraising for our university,” Chicago State University President Wayne D. Watson said. “TUFCS recently received its tax exempt status and has a new Board of Directors. The goals of the new Foundation are to increase the university’s endowment, bring in more outside dollars for student scholarships and raise funds for major infrastructure improvements. In addition, TUFCS will work closely with the newly reorganized Office of Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving, headed by Executive Director Louis Wright. The office will work to advance alumni relations and strategically focus on the early cultivation and development process with donors.”

The TUFCS Board of Directors elected its officers in late June.  Officers elected were Maria L. Foxhall, chairman of the board, LaQuietta J. Hardy-Campbell, vice chairman of the board, Fannie McCullough’94,’99, secretary and Veranda Dickens, treasurer.  TUFCS is also pleased to announce the current composition of the new Board of Directors:

Marlow Colvin'01Vice President of Government Affairs  ComEd
David DayChief Administrative OfficerNational Black MBA Association
Veranda DickensChairman of the Board of DirectorsSeaway Bank and Trust Co.
Maria L. FoxhallManaging PrincipalNRM North America, LLC
LaQuietta J. Hardy-CampbellRetired JudgeCook County 7th Sub-circuit, Illinois
Reverend Fannie McCullough’94,’99PresidentChicago Teachers College/Chicago State University Alumni Association
Mike Owens’87Director of Technology SupportTribune Publishing Company
Raquel “Rocky” RealmoDirector of Marketing and Municipal RelationsSafeSpeed, LLC
Toi Salter, CFPPresidentSalter Financial Management
Colonel Eugene F. ScottPresidentChicago Defender Charities
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.President and CEOThurgood Marshall College Fund
Wayne D. Watson, PhD (Ex-Officio)PresidentChicago State University
Cecil Lucy (Ex-Officio)Interim Vice President of Finance and AdministrationChicago State University

The Board of Directors of The University Foundation at Chicago State is currently conducting a search for an Executive Director to lead the new Foundation. Individuals interested in applying can visit HERE for more information on the position.