Supporting the ASU Foundation
Dear ASU Alumni and Friends,
I'm happy to report that this has been an exceptional year for the Adams State University Foundation and the students that it is our mission to support. I said it in my letter to you last year, but it certainly bears repeating, the generosity and overall desire to help the students at ASU shown by our donors is amazing.
Donors, we applaud you for your unwavering financial support that allowed the Foundation to award over $1 million in scholarship and work study support to deserving students last year. Additionally, through an unrestricted gift from the Linda Spraitzer Trust, the Foundation was able to provide funding to the University's Financial Aid Office for the purchase of leading edge software that will allow them to more efficiently and effectively handle the huge volume of scholarship applications and awards that, in the past, were all done in paper format.
The Foundation appreciates and utilizes every gift we receive. We know that many of our donors have specific visions for the support to be provided through their gifts, but there are always needs and special circumstances that you, as donors or future donors, may not know about. This is why the Foundation appreciates and needs your unrestricted, or no strings attached, donations.
The Foundation is working diligently to find solutions for the financial burden on our students and prospective students, so they may move forward and, by way of their education at Adams, be successful in their respective endeavors. The scholarships and work study opportunities created by your donations allow the students that receive them to focus on their education, rather than on figuring out how they or their families will be able to continue paying for them to stay in college. Additionally, your unrestricted donations will allow us to find increasingly creative means for assisting these very capable and deserving young people.
As always, I invite you to visit the Adams State University campus to meet the students, see what's new, go to a sporting event, or enjoy a theatrical performance in the San Luis Valley Federal Bank Main Stage Theatre. Come see that great stories do, indeed, begin here.
If you are interested in making a personal or corporate gift, establishing a scholarship or receiving more information on giving to ASU through your estate, Tammy Lopez '91, '00, Executive Director of the Foundation, and Lori Laske, CFRE '91, '01, Director of Alumni/Donor Relations, are available to answer your questions and assist you in the donation process.
I look forward to seeing you around campus, and please remember that your gift, regardless of amount, will have a positive impact on our students.
Ron Howard, MBA, JD
Adams State University Foundation Board
Support from the Foundation grows more crucial to Adams State each year, as we continually strengthen our commitment to students.
Through the generous support of businesses, individuals, alumni and employees of Adams State, the Foundation has accomplished stable and consistent growth.
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