Annual Giving

The CSU Annual Giving is a highly critical source of funding for the University.  It allows the University to meet the needs of its most important asset: CSU Students. Your gifts to the various funds at CSU allows the University to work efficiently, be more innovative, and react quickly and without constraint when urgent needs arise. This allows the University to do what it does best—provide students with a high quality education. 

Why annual unrestricted gifts to the CSU Annual Fund are important

All gifts to Chicago State University are important and appreciated. Unrestricted gifts to the CSU Annual Fund make a significant impact because the funds are used to meet the areas of greatest need at the University, which tends to be our students. Alumni and friends are encouraged to make their first gift each year to the CSU Annual Fund followed by a gift to other areas for funding.  Donors may also choose to support University areas and programs meaningful to them by clicking on the following links and selecting a specific fund:

  • CSU Annual Fund
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Honors College
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Cougar Fund (Athletics)

How Can I Contribute?

Click here to make a gift or pledge online. Or, send a check payable to Chicago State Foundation:

The CSU Annual Giving
    Chicago State Foundation
    9501 S. King Drive ADM 322
    Chicago, IL 60628

If you would like to make a gift of securities the preferred procedure is by electronic transfer to a Chicago State Foundation account. Click here for instructions.

Faculty and Staff Fund

The success of Chicago State University is dependent upon the participation of many, including our valued faculty and staff. As a CSU family, you support university initiatives and programs through your daily contribution of time and talents. Regardless of size, your gift counts you among those who don’t just say they believe in CSU and its mission - they show it. Your participation can support any area you choose. Thank you for your dedication to CSU and showing that Cougars have pride, Cougars lead by example, and Cougars show up when they’re needed.

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Donate to a Strong Finish

In 2014, the Office of Alumni Affairs launched the Finish Strong initiative to provide alumni with an opportunity to give back to their alma mater and provide scholarships to current students helping them to finish what they started here at Chicago State University. Click Here to learn more and donate.