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Find Your Passion Design and Merchandising Giving Priorities

Help support student education and the greatest needs in the department.

Your scholarship gift is a powerful way to help students achieve their dreams. (Select a scholarship of your choice from the drop down list on the online giving form.)

Support the historic apparel and textiles collection in the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, located in the University Center for the Arts complex.

Creative Space Nancy Richardson Design Center

With the goal of advancing CSU’s design programs, the Nancy Richardson Design Center offers cutting-edge technology and inspiring spaces to encourage multi-disciplinary and hands-on learning in design thinking. The new facility houses design studios, fabrication/prototype/ideation labs, presentation spaces, classrooms, and computer labs open to students across campus. The $19.5 million project is supported by an $8 million gift from Nancy (’82) and Curt Richardson, OtterBox co-founders. There are naming opportunities still available for spaces in the RDC.

Nancy Richardson Design Center

STEM Learning for Girls Fashion FUNdamentals

Fashion FUNdamentals is a 2-week, summer program designed to enhance girls’ interests and self-esteem in science, technology, engineering, and math. The program taps into their passion for fashion to promote their interest and confidence in the STEM fields.

Girls doing an experiment at Fashion FUNdamentals summer camp

Honoring Our History Legacies Project

Visit the Legacies Project pages to learn about the personal and professional histories of select retirees and faculty emeriti. On their Legacies pages, you can read more about the Design and Merchandising honorees and make a gift in their honor.

Linda Carlson with Jack Curfman

Linda Carlson, left, and Jack Curfman.

State Your Purpose - The Campaign for Colorado State University

We have raised more than $1 billion in our University-wide campaign and are now looking Beyond a Billion. Through private support, we are ensuring students can realize their dreams. Help us reach our $85 million goal for the College of Health and Human Sciences by 2020.