The Beginning of Transforming Lives
In September 2013, Colorado School of Mines launched the most ambitious campaign for private support in the university's 140-year history.
As we celebrate the successful completion of Transforming Lives: the Campaign for Colorado School of Mines, you can’t help but notice that everywhere you look on campus, you see the impact your gifts have on the Mines community. New buildings, innovative lab space, enhanced student experiences and distinguished faculty members continue to make Mines a destination for tomorrow’s leaders in STEM.
Whether you gave a few dollars every year or made a million-dollar gift, without you, we would not have been able to transform lives to the tune of almost half a billion dollars -- a remarkable feat for a small, public university. As we close the most successful fundraising campaign in the history of the university, we invite you to see how your support has opened doors of opportunity for the people of Mines and helped them to engineer a vibrant global future.
Thank you for your commitment and support – your wide-reaching impact, from scholarships to research, will help develop the problem solvers of the future and spur global change. The doors that have opened lead to more opportunities for student success and innovation on an even grander scale, so please help us celebrate today and look to a bright tomorrow at Mines.
THANK YOU FROM CAMPAIGN LEADERS
Tim Haddon ’70
President and CEO, CSM Foundation
Chuck Shultz ’61
THE 4 PILLARS
Supporting students with academic services, scholarship funds and cutting-edge technology help transform Mines students from learners into leaders.
Mines’ core strengths stem from long-loved traditions, rigorous academics and unwavering determination to attract and retain the best faculty in the field.
Innovation is more than a buzzword at Mines. Students learn that real advancement lives at the intersection of the different scientific fields, and that’s where we focus our energy.
From building the K-12 educational pipeline to addressing global policy issues, Mines plays a critical role in developing smart solutions to complex challenges worldwide.
Transforming Lives: the Campaign for Colorado School of Mines was created to meet global challenges, including a shortage of visionary scientists and engineers and an increased global demand for resources and energy.
The campaign focused on four pillars where Mines needed to focus to move our university forward: student enrichment, core strengths, innovation, and global reach.
My priority is to ensure that Mines continues to produce the distinctive scientists, engineers, leaders and innovations that industry and society need for sustained prosperity and stewardship of our planet’s resources. We will continue to emphasize academic rigor, hard work, teamwork, resilience, professional preparation and our rich traditions, while evolving our educational and research programs so that they remain unique, relevant and globally- recognized. We will selectively recruit students who are attracted to our core values and who come from a wide range of backgrounds. We will be at the forefront of education and innovation, driven by top faculty, supportive staff, passionate alumni, engaged industry partners and our amazing Mines students.
– Paul C. Johnson
You can support the
vision for Mines:
Beyond these doors, there is a new frontier of excellence, led by President Paul C. Johnson. We invite you to open President Johnson’s door at Guggenheim to support the future he envisions for Mines students in the years ahead and help open new doors of opportunity.
The world needs Mines.
You opened the doors of opportunity by providing the means for our students and faculty to walk through them to engineer a vibrant global future.