CSU capital campaign concludes

Columbus State University (CSU) recently completed its First Choice Comprehensive Capital Campaign, raising roughly $120 million from 8,000 alumni and community donors since the campaign began in 2012. Nearly 40 percent of donors were alumni who gave more than $17 million and 52 percent were non-alumni individuals who contributed more than $55 million. Corporations and foundations accounted for 8 percent of the donors and contributed approximately $44 million. Among the corporate supporters were Synovus, TSYS, Pezold Management Group and W.C. Bradley Co.

Highlights of the campaign’s impact on students and the community include:

The campaign is also estimated to make a $295 million annual economic impact on the regional community.

Photo, from left, Emory J. Alexander, M.D., chair of the CSU Foundation Board of Trustees; Phil Tomlinson, chair of the First Choice Campaign; and CSU President Chris Markwood

Photo provided by CSU.

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