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Why Campaign ASU 2020 Matters

ASU has reimagined what higher education could be and redesigned the public research university to fulfill that vision. More people from our diverse population have access to an education that prepares them to thrive in the workplace. More communities are sharing the economic and societal benefits of purpose-based research.

Your support ensures that ASU continues to produce life-long learners for an increasingly diverse,
fast-paced workforce. Your gifts enable ASU to produce innovative research and contribute solutions to
our most pressing challenges.

Your Support Matters

Giving to a great university is a direct way to create change with one act of generosity. The university is an
amazing collection of research, discovery, service, and lives being changed, and a gift to ASU may indeed
lead to diseases cured, lives bettered, new technologies created, communities served, environments and
species preserved, and vital questions answered.

The Challenge

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Shortage of college grads to fill expected jobs in 2020

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Jobs in Arizona that will require education beyond high school by 2020

Rising to the Solution

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Increase in six-year graduation rates since 2004

Increases in degrees awarded since 2006

Increases in degrees to minority students since 2006

Increase in total financial aid for undergraduates since 2002

You + Campaign ASU 2020

Upending the Status Quo

For fifteen years, donors like you have enabled Arizona State University to transform higher education in America.

Your support has allowed ASU to extend higher education to people from all income levels, so all have the chance to better themselves and their communities. You have helped create a learning environment that champions excellence and offers abundant learning opportunities, and whose research enterprise aims for the greatest societal impact.

Campaign ASU 2020 is providing the fuel to accelerate ASU’s mission. With your support, we can continue to provide nimble, relevant education; develop new knowledge, better ideas, and workable solutions; transform individuals and communities; and scale our ideas to a global audience.

Collectively, the ASU community, its supporters, and champions of higher education will raise at least $1.5 billion to sustain ASU’s momentum and shape our shared future.

Breakdown of $1.5 Billion Goal

Ensure Student Access & Excellence
Goal: $220,000,000

Champion Student Success
Goal: $184,000,000

Elevate the Academic Enterprise
Goal: $233,000,000

Fuel Discovery, Creativity, & Innovation
Goal: $441,000,000

Enrich Our Communities
Goal: $165,000,000

Drive Sun Devil Competitiveness
Goal: $258,000,000


Questions About Campaign ASU 2020?

Our fundraising experts answer them

By Andrew Carey
Executive director, Campaign ASU 2020, ASU Foundation

By R.F. “Rick” Shangraw
CEO, ASU Enterprise Partners

By R.F. “Rick” Shangraw
CEO, ASU Enterprise Partners

By Gretchen E. Buhlig
Chief Executive Officer, ASU Foundation



Clearing the air of common misconceptions about giving to ASU



"You don’t need my support when more people than ever are enrolling in college."

While it's true that many students start college, more than 40 percent of students who start at a four-year-college never get a degree. Whether a student graduates or drops out can be largely attributed to family income. Private support can help fix the deepening inequality in higher education.

"Small gifts don't make a difference."

While large gifts are important to the growth of ASU, gifts of any size make an impact. In one year alone, more than 107,000 donors gave $222 million to ASU. 92% of gifts in 2017 were $100 or less. Donors supported every college and school at ASU. There are 5,000+ distinct areas to which an ASU donor can contribute.

"I'm not an alum, so I don't need to give to ASU."

ASU provides everyone with a rewarding philanthropic experience.

Most of ASU's donors are not alumni. They are supporters who believe in ASU’s mission and impact. The foundation’s guiding principle is that financial support is best advanced by aligning the aspirations of our donors with the university’s mission. We build long-term relationships by understanding what they would like to accomplish with their philanthropy, and helping them fulfill their goals through ASU initiatives.

"Giving puts my privacy at risk."

Protecting your privacy is our chief concern.

Personal information is always protected through encryption. We secure our donors' personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, and we don't release donor information unless permitted through the explicit consent of the donor.