About the Foundation

Greetings from the Foundation!!

The Chadron State Foundation was incorporated on October 10, 1963 and celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting held October 4, 2013 to help celebrate the milestone anniversary. Chairwoman Fran Grimes, who is the foundation’s first woman chair, reported that the foundation received its first donation of $50 in 1964 and now has more than $20 million in assets.

The Foundation has flourished through the years:

“The development and growth of the Chadron State Foundation is an amazing story. It shows how much graduates and friends of the college appreciate what the college has done for them and how much they want to see it continue to flourish. The contributions that so many have made—whether they have been 50 dollars or even less or much larger—have been lumped together to help make Chadron State a tremendous asset in our High Plains region. We hope everyone knows that their contributions are appreciated and have been put to good use to make Chadron State a great college of which we can all be proud”. Chairwoman Fran Grimes

On behalf of all of us at Chadron State College and the Chadron State Foundation, thank you for your support!

Connie Rasmussen, Executive Director

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Steve Erwin makes a point in his "message to the graduating class" at the undergraduate winter commencement Dec. 13. (Photo by Tiffany Valandra)

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