Chicago State University


The mission of Chicago State Foundation is to advance the interest and welfare of CSU by building relationships, securing philanthropic support, stewarding assets and otherwise procuring private support on behalf of the University.

Working in concert with the President of CSU, Chicago State Foundation helps to identify strategic priorities, raise public awareness for the University and secure private support to create new opportunities for students.


CSU and Chicago State Foundation are proud to serve an energetic, diverse and growing student population. Seventy-eight percent of our students are African American and Latin, and sixty-one percent are first-generation college students. Unrestricted gifts made to Chicago State Foundation serve two primary purposes: scholarships for high-performing students in need, and innovative programming to enhance the student experience at CSU. 

To achieve our mission, we rely on the support of alumni, friends, and community members. We are also proud to partner with local and national foundations and corporations who believe in the power of Chicago State to shape the lives of our students. Housed inside the Chicago State Foundation is the Univeristy's Office of Alumni Affairs, working to further strengthen these individual and corporate connections to grow support and expand opportunities for current students.

Make a Gift Today

Demonstrate your commitment to our spectacular students and the Chicago State University campus community today by making a gift online. You can also make a donation by mail at:

Chicago State Foundation

9501 S. King Dr. ADM 126

Chicago, IL 60628

All checks should be made payable to Chicago State Foundation. For questions regarding planned giving, gifts of securities, or matching gifts, please call (773)995-5300.

Our Commitment to Donors

Chicago State Foundation values the generous contributions that you and like-minded donors make to sustain our  important mission. Chicago State Foundation collects personal information such as name, address, phone number, and email address when a donor voluntarily provides it to the Foundation. In addition, the Foundation keeps a record of each donor's giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make accurate budget projections. To protect the privacy of its donors, the Chicago State Foundation assertively maintains the following policies.


Chicago State Foundation:

  • does not trade our donor lists with other organizations
  • does not sell our donor lists to other organizations
  • will contact donors prior to listing their names in our publications to solicit their consent and their preferred listing
  • offers the option to be recognized anonymously
  • donors may request that they not be solicited in the future
  • donors may request not to receive mailings, such as newsletters or other promotional materials

Donor Bill of Rights