As CSU president, Elnora Daniel got it.
As Board of Trustees Chair, Gary Rozier also got it.
Both of them knew that their positions at CSU required them to be the lead donors on campus during its fundraising efforts. If the highest paid and those with the most power and status at the university don’t pony up, why should anyone else? When the time came, Daniel put her money where her status was. And before March 2013 when Quinn came in and removed Board Chair Gary Rozier because he wanted to remove Wayne Watson, he had a plan in place to have the board pledge to raise a certain amount of money for the university. This is the way fundraising happens at universities across the country.
On Friday night CSU’s Foundation is hosting a gala fundraiser at a fancy downtown hotel.
I wonder how much our President and his Bored members have pledged to CSU this year?
This week we found out that CSU’s bid to get the Obama Library failed. Tom Wogan was quick to make lemonade out of lemons: “ ‘We are thankful to the community members and leaders who volunteered their time to put the bid together,’ Wogan said. ‘It was a really great exercise, and we will look for ways to utilize that committee and the relationships we built through the process.’”
Great. Now that we can stop holding our breath about the Obama Library maybe we can put some energy toward fixing what we have at 95th and
Oh, yeah, right, I get it...