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noun: a state of great activity or effort


By March 1, 2022, DRIVE, a campaign for CSU Pueblo, had raised nearly $95 million. The CSU Pueblo Foundation Board of Trustees chose to expand the goal from $100 million to $135 million by 2028, pushing the campaign into OverDRIVE.

The funds will exclusively support access and affordability for CSU Pueblo students and prospective students through scholarships and programs like Colorado Promise and transfer initiatives. The overall objective is to assist 1,200 new students, which will result in $10 million in annual revenue for the University, helping ensure its financial sustainability.

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Access and Affordability
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Experiences & Environments
Academic Quality

Access and Affordability


With over 30% of CSU Pueblo students being the first in their family to attend a four-year university and almost 50% coming from underrepresented groups, CSU Pueblo is proud of its diverse student population and the positive impact it has on the ThunderWolf experience.

As a regional comprehensive state university, CSU Pueblo is driven to become the leading educational institution in Colorado and to close the attainment gap for low income, first-generation students. By 2028, 80% of jobs will require some form of post-secondary credentials. Our efforts can become a great equalizer that removes challenges related to race, gender, and class.

Colorado’s economic development plan is based on a quality workforce. Studies clearly point to education as the best way out of poverty. Providing the next generation of business and civic leaders with the quality education necessary to succeed in today’s competitive workplace requires the ability to lower tuition costs through scholarships and provide access to classes that fit students’ needs.

CSU Pueblo is poised to become the first choice of area students desiring a better life thanks to:

  • Increased scholarships
  • New financial aid models
  • Creative work-study opportunities
  • Innovative delivery of academic curricula
  • Helpful academic advising
  • Supportive mentoring and success coaching

Experiences & Environments


Where you learn and how you learn are key components to a quality education. It stands to reason that state-of-the art classrooms, study labs, and technology are vital to the success of graduates.

CSU Pueblo’s plan to provide world-class experiences and environments will enable students and staff to transfer theory into practice. The University’s capacity to empower its diverse student body with resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities will provide them the traits employers are desperately seeking.

Academic Quality


CSU Pueblo takes great pride in the quality education it provides. Through a relevant curriculum, interdisciplinary learning, open educational resources and libraries, and committed faculty, the University’s academic reputation continues to grow and improve, ensuring graduates are agile, resilient problem-solvers capable of excelling in a rapidly changing world.

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Three Organizations United

Achieving our OverDRIVE goals will require the collaboration of three organizations: The CSU system, CSU Pueblo, and the Foundation. Through teamwork, we will provide several benefits to students, the University, and ultimately, people throughout the region and beyond.

OverDRIVE Investors

Colorado State University System
$34 million

The CSU system embodies excellence and access in higher education, leveraging the strengths of three diverse campuses to serve students, Colorado, and the world. In 2019, the CSU System Board of Governors committed $34 million to the CSU Pueblo Vision 2028.

Colorado State University Pueblo
$16 million

Colorado State University Pueblo will reach out for state, federal, and private grant funding in support of its initiatives.

Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation
$50 million

Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation will work with individuals and companies to raise $50 million in support of the OverDRIVE capital campaign.

Donate Now

With your help, CSU Pueblo is poised to increase affordability through scholarships and other programs, create transformative environments and experiences for students, and continue its steady ascent in academic quality rankings.
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Create long-term funding for CSU Pueblo

Your contribution powers an initiative that will help the University today and for many years to come.

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Build a better community

Improving the CSU Pueblo experience benefits students, our city, and the region.

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Directly support student education

The quality of available classrooms and technology impacts the quality of our educational programs.

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Full transparency

The OverDRIVE program carefully accounts for every dollar received to ensure the initiative’s goals and results are documented.

View our Financial Statements

Your Gifts At Work

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Ways You Can Give

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Give Now With a One-Time or Monthly Donation

Cash to crypto, donations in any form and amount are welcomed and deeply appreciated.


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Annual Giving

CSU Pueblo depends on annual gifts to maintain a consistent and reliable revenue stream.


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Endowments and Major Gifts

Endowments grow over time to create a legacy of learning, research, and scholarships.


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Matching Gifts

Employers in our database who match employee donations effectively double each person’s gift.


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Planned Giving, Securities,
and Real Estate

You can name the University as a beneficiary in a will, living trust, insurance policy, or retirement plan.


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Create a Scholarship

Many students get a world-class education due to the generosity of donors who support scholarships.


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Support Athletics

The Athletics Dept. uses donations to fund scholarships, operations, and game-day experiences.


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Faculty and Staff Giving

Faculty and staff show their pride by making gifts to the college, program, or project of their choice.


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Through this program, you can support one or many of your favorite cross-campus initiatives.


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You can donate cryptocurrency through BitPay to support OverDRIVE.


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#LoveCSU Pueblo Give Day

This 24-hour event has been a tremendous success, with gifts of all sizes received from around the U.S.