Campaign ASU 2020 — a comprehensive campaign at Arizona State University to fund scholarships, faculty research, labs, projects to ensure student success, arts initiatives and ventures in the community — set a fundraising record for the fifth consecutive year thanks to support from more than 101,500 individuals.

Let’s talk about how generosity is changing Arizona State University

ASU has created an institution committed to excellence, access and impact — fueled by supporters passionate about making a difference. Here’s a quick look at just some of these efforts.

Generosity to ASU climbs to new heights in 2019

Through gifts large and small, donors fund dementia research, revolutionary medical technology, scholarships for 7,000+ students, community redevelopment programs and more.

Read more: One gift put bees in space. Find out why. 🐝🚀

These faculty found a unique way to give

Meet the students who are “forever grateful” for their ingenuity.

Read more: Their lives will never be the same.

The first SHAPER Scholarship recipients used the funding to help pay for a science-focused ASU Study Abroad experience in Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of Alyssa Anderson

From janitor to Wall Street financier

Mort Fleischer achieved the American Dream. Now he helps others on their journey.

Read more: Find out how he does it.

The Fleischer Scholars program provides deserving juniors who will be graduating from Arizona high schools an opportunity to experience college life, entrepreneurship, and business during a week-long residential program.

Gift gives new meaning to ‘class action’

Twenty-one law students and recent grads pool resources to endow a scholarship.

Read more: What do they hope to accomplish?

The newly endowed James Madison Scholarship is the first of its kind.

Emeritus professor continues to make a difference

Cordelia Candelaria’s gift to ASU’s School of Transborder Studies advances her life’s work.

Read more: Read about her new journey.

Regents Professor Emeritus Cordelia Candelaria speaks to a group of international students studying at ASU in 2017. Photo courtesy of Cordelia Candelaria

About ASU Foundation

The foundation, a subsidiary of ASU Enterprise Partners, is a private, nonprofit organization that raises and invests private contributions to Arizona State University. It is one of Arizona’s oldest nonprofits.

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