Writing the final chapter of the Learning: Renovated campaign
Monday, November 9, 2015 10:00 AM
Thanks to donors on campus and throughout the community, the Colorado Mesa University Foundation has raised approximately half of its $6 million goal for the renovation and expansion of Tomlinson Library through the Learning: Renovated campaign. The state of Colorado invested $18.5 million into the $24.5 million update, and the rest is up to alumni, friends, community partners, foundations, faculty and staff.
An anonymous donor has given the CMU community one of its greatest fundraising challenges yet. If the university community raises $250,000 in time for Tomlinson’s official grand re-opening on Jan. 13, every penny will be matched by the donor. It’s an ambitious goal to achieve in only a few months.
All donations totaling more than $250 are eligible for the Colorado Enterprise Zone Tax Credit, a 25 percent credit, in addition to any state and federal deductions.
As an additional incentive, donors will be able to see their names inside the completed library depending on the amount donated. For a $750 donation, the donor’s name will be printed on a stair, ensuring that students know who helped them climb their way to success. For $1,000, the name will be printed onto a computer.
Each time a student sits at a computer, they will know that they have people in the community who support their need for adequate technology. For $1,500, the name will be placed on one of the many study stations, which provide students with a private area to read and work. At the $5,000 level, donor’s names will be printed on a set of chairs and tables used for group collaboration.
Donors may expect to see their printed names on library amenities at the CMU Foundation’s donor’s event, which will occur prior to the January opening.
Donations ensure that the renovated and expanded Tomlinson Library is able to serve as the academic heart of campus. The library will have a soft opening on Nov. 30, giving students access to food services and study areas in time for final exams. Other library essentials will be moved into the building over the course of winter break.
Donate to the Learning: Renovated campaign. For more information, contact Rick Adleman, associate director of development, at 970.248.1871.
Dana Nunn, Director of Media Relations