Campaign Celebration

Campaign Celebration

Campaign ASU 2020

Because of your generosity during Campaign ASU 2020, giving to Arizona State University exceeded all expectations.

A decade ago, ASU launched Campaign ASU 2020, a university-wide fundraising campaign designed to unite ASU's growing body of supporters around the idea that, together, we can improve lives and influence society for the better.

More than 350,600 of you raised $2.3 billion to fuel ASU's innovative, world-changing educational model that serves students, local and global communities, existing businesses and rising entrepreneurs.

Your generosity powered many breakthroughs and successes, and laid the groundwork for a future full of possibilities.


By the numbers

Through Campaign ASU 2020, you gave gifts of all sizes and in many forms.

88% of all gifts were $100 or less showing that every gift makes a difference. $860 average gift amount. 31% growth since the campaign began. Student accessibility and excellence. 70,969 undergraduate and graduate students who received ASU Foundation philanthropic scholarships. $253M distributed for scholarship and 22% growth in scholarship recipients. Faculty excellence. $81.7M raised for chairs and professorships. 143 chairs and professorships established. 40% increase since the campaign began.

Explore stories of impact

Champion Student Success

Creating opportunity

The donor-driven SHARE fellowship program is providing scholarship and mentorship support to top students from emerging markets around the world who aim for change in their communities — students like Sneha Pujani, who arrived from Mumbai for a global education.

Drive Sun Devil Competitiveness

“The best student-athlete they can be”

Because of donor support, ASU student-athletes are equipped with important life skills and empowered to carry them out into the world and make a difference. Because they are more than just athletes. They are leaders.

Fuel Discovery, Creativity and Innovation

Exploration and discovery

ASU is committed to scientific discovery and exploration of Earth, the solar system and beyond. Our extraordinary donor community advances this work and support the success of students shaping up to be the next leaders of our country.

Fuel Discovery, Creativity and Innovation

Fuel Discovery, Creativity and Innovation

Let’s explore the stars

ASU alumna and avid space enthusiast Vivian Forde quietly saved enough during her lifetime to leave the School of Earth and Space Exploration its largest gift ever. Read more.

Ensure Student Access and Excellence

Ensure Student Access and Excellence

Passion for the planet

Scott Schneider’s generosity will create educational opportunities for students who share his passion for the environment and creating positive change in the world. Read more.

Enrich our Communities

Enrich our Communities

Hometown tribute

Mike and Cindy Watts wanted to acknowledge the importance of Maryvale and communities like it across the U.S., so they did something extraordinary: They endowed a college. Read more.

Drive Sun Devil Competitiveness

Drive Sun Devil Competitiveness

Leaders on and off the field

Sun Devil student-athletes are empowered to embrace community service through a donor-driven leadership development program. Read more.

Champion Student Success

Champion Student Success

Increasing access and opportunity

Ambitious students from emerging markets around the world are brought together at ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management through the donor-driven SHARE program. Read more.

Elevate the Academic Experience

Elevate the Academic Enterprise

Championing scholars

Through RaceB4Race, Ayanna Thompson is creating a space for society to engage with premodern critical race studies. Read more.