Streamers flew across the stage at the 2021 Adams State Gives Day Talent Show and Telethon finale. The event raised $180,000 in one evening thanks to our ever-generous alumni, friends, and employees. Due to COVID, the event relied on pre-recorded videos and live-stream interviews, and our faithful supporters knocked it out of the park with donations.

The 2022 Adams State Gives Day Talent Show and Telethon is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Richardson Hall. We are hoping to welcome a live audience and all the talented students and alumni will perform live on stage. We will continue the tradition of streaming the event live at Please join us in person or online, to celebrate the many excellent skills and talents found on our campus.

Adams State President Cheryl D. Lovell
Adams State President Cheryl D. Lovell at 2021 Fall Commencement Ceremony

I am excited to announce the third annual Adams State Gives Day has secured another match of $100,000, equal to the 2021 match by Paul Morley, Class of 1966. This year’s donors will be announced soon.

Just as in 2021, this match means every dollar you contribute, is matched by $3. If you donate during the ASGD event, you will triple your donation. Where your money goes is determined by you, a particular scholarship, or department, or an unrestricted gift which the University would direct to a high priority.

As the Adams State Gives Day feature article in the Grizzly Report states, I only ask for your financial assistance because I have given what I can over the years to help Adams State students be successful. I am not the only employee to do so. Most give what they can through payroll deductions, or other means of contribution.

While a college student, perhaps your financial worries were alleviated by a scholarship. I hope you are now at a point in your life where you can pay it forward. Our current students continue to benefit through scholarships including Mathew Burcin, who received the Porter Scholarship and completed his cellular and molecular biology degree in 2021 without accruing student loan debt.

You can read more about Mathew in the outstanding graduate article, along with several other students profiled for the story, all who graduated without student loan debt.

At every commencement ceremony, spring or fall, I ask all students who received a scholarship to please stand – the vast majority of students stand.

Adams State Gives Day 2022 is an opportunity for you to help relieve the financial burden of students so they may concentrate on their studies and possibly graduate debt free. And for every dollar you contribute it is tripled through our match. Please attend the live talent show in person or livestream at at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, and applaud the many talents of our students and help secure their future.