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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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Dear Adams State Alumni, Donors and Friends,

First and foremost, on behalf of myself and the Adams State University Foundation, it is our sincere hope that you are all staying safe and healthy.  In the midst of these uncertain times it is good to reflect on all the positive happenings and opportunities from 2019 and also to look forward at a bright path ahead.

Over the past year, our donors have provided exceptional support for our students, in both unrestricted, designated and planned giving. Through your generosity, we saw the endowment increase to the highest point in the history of the Foundation. This allowed for the creation of new scholarships, continuation of other well-received new programs, such as the McDaniel Internship program and increasing the Foundation’s staff.

Last year we let you know that the Foundation anticipated increasing its staff with the hiring of a major gifts officer. We are very happy to have worked closely with the University Administration to accomplish this goal and welcome Karen Wibrew, to our ASU family. Karen brings impeccable credentials and significant experience to the position and our Foundation team.

The Foundation is looking forward with much anticipation at kicking off the Adams 100 celebration, marking the 100th anniversary of our institution. President Lovell and the rest of the University Administration have been working tirelessly on making this an exceptional series of events to mark such an auspicious milestone and kick off the next century of growth and opportunity at ASU.

Once it is again safe to do so, I hope you will make a point of visiting the Adams State University campus to meet the students, take in a sporting event, enjoy a theatrical performance in the San Luis Valley Federal Bank Main Stage Theatre and find out about the events planned for Adams100. Come see that great stories do, indeed, begin here, or reconnect with the beginning of your own great story from your days at Adams.

I wish you all the best and thank you for your support of the Adams State University Foundation and the positive impact you make on our students.

Kindest regards,

Ron Howard, MBA, JD


Adams State University Foundation Board