CMU Montrose Campus Giving

Giving to CMU Montrose is a wonderful way to support students and the growth of our community. Alumni of CMU Montrose teach in the local school district and care for patients at the neighborhood hospital. They work locally in professions vital to our community, professions such as construction, manufacturing, energy, business, community services and more.

There are several ways to give to CMU Montrose. Regardless of how you give, the process is easy and straightforward.


Doyle E. Burns Endowment

In 2014, CMU launched the Doyle E. Burns Endowment, which funds scholarships exclusively for students at the CMU Montrose campus. Each year, interest earned from the endowment funds scholarships for as many as 20 students. As the endowment grows through donations, more students receive scholarships and the amount of the scholarship awards increase.

For more information about giving to the scholarship fund please contact Rick Adleman at 970.248.1871 or

Start Your Own Scholarship

Another option to support CMU Montrose students is to establish your own scholarship. You have the option to have your scholarship managed by your organization or managed by the CMU Foundation.  A number of service organizations and corporations have established scholarships specifically for CMU Montrose students.  These scholarships include Altrusa International, Buell Foundation, Alpine Bank, and the Workman-Loss Scholarship.  For more information please contact Rick Adleman at 970.248.1871 or .


Donors may create a named endowment like the Doyle E. Burns Endowment with the CMU Foundation with a gift of $25,000 or more. Your endowment gift generates interest earnings to support scholarships or academic programs for many years to come.

Fundraising Events

CMU Montrose Entrepreneur Day Luncheon

Entrepreneur Day is an annual fundraising luncheon featuring an accomplished entrepreneur as the keynote speaker.  Former speakers include Ron Allred, founder of the Telluride Ski and Golf Resort. Funds raised through sponsorship of this event support scholarships for CMU Montrose students.  The 2018 event is scheduled for Thursday, April 5th.

Annual Day of Giving

Each year, the CMU Foundation sponsors the Annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour event celebrating CMU's founding in 1925. The 2018 Day of Giving will be held on April 7th. 


MavFunder is the official crowdfunding platform for Colorado Mesa University. Crowdfunding is a means of fundraising for a specific student, faculty or staff project by sharing the campaign through personal networks. For more information on MavFunder click here

Planned Giving

Planned gifts of assets other than cash or from income, and legacy giving can allow donors to contribute while protecting their family’s well-being and life style.  Click here for more information on planned giving.