Arizona State University Foundation

aka ASU Foundation   |   Tempe, AZ   |  www.asufoundation.org

Mission

To advance, through philanthropy, the success of Arizona State University as a New American University.

Ruling year info

1958

CEO

Gretchen E. Buhlig

Main address

P.O. Box 2260

Tempe, AZ 85280-2260 USA

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EIN

86-6051042

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The foundation raises resources through private philanthropy to aid the success of Arizona State University, A New American University by connecting donors, philanthropists and investors to ASU to share their time, talent and treasure. ASU is deeply grateful for Arizona taxpayers and their contributions to the university’s mission. Their support and tuition dollars are essential to ASU’s operations. But essential funding for basic university operations will not provide students -- many of them first generation and from lower economic tiers -- with a rich academic environment. Extra programs and initiatives are the difference between a good and a great university experience. Private support directed by donors is the margin of excellence that will enable students to thrive in today’s economy.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

ASU Foundation for A New American University

The ASU Foundation for A New American University is a separate, affiliated 501(c)3 organization that raises and manages funds to support the work of Arizona State University. It is one of Arizona's oldest nonprofits, yet it also stands out as a vanguard for advancing innovative, nationally distinctive approaches to philanthropy. It is one of five affiliated organizations that make up ASU Enterprise Partners, an innovative organizational model designed to generate resources to meet the needs of ASU in a challenging funding environment.

Specifically, the foundation:
- Facilitates and receives all contributions to ASU, including that from individuals, corporations, foundations, and any other private source
- Directs major fundraising campaigns on behalf of ASU
- Oversees development efforts of ASU Enterprise Partners
- Disburses contributions according to the wishes of the donor
- Oversees management of investment assets
- Promotes a culture of philanthropy and generosity at ASU

Population(s) Served

President's Club members are fearless innovators who believe in good, accelerate change and empower solutions through their support of ASU's president.

Population(s) Served

Women & Philanthropy inspires and empowers accomplished women to become visionary investors through a collective, significant force supporting Arizona State University.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The foundation aims to raise resources that will benefit ASU’s students, faculty and programs to further innovation and research and enable more students to be able to attend college.

The ASU Foundation aims to equip ASU to live out the values articulated in its charter: to measure itself not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; to advance research and discovery of public value; and assume fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.

Inclusion. ASU aims to enable all people, regardless of zip code, family wealth, parentage, ethnicity, to achieve earning a college degree and enter the workforce ready to contribute to their personal and their community’s well-being.

Research, discovery of public value. ASU seeks to impact society at large, especially the challenges and problems that confront society. ASU asks, what can we do to better humanity?
Responsibility to community.

Responsibility to community. The foundation aims to enable ASU to develop new knowledge that benefit people at a local level, and globally. Further the development of individuals in society.

The ASU Foundation builds long-term relationships between donors and the university by understanding what donors would like to accomplish with their philanthropy, and then helping them fulfill their goals through university programs, initiatives, research and scholarship.

The ASU Foundation is one of Arizona’s oldest nonprofits. In more than 50 years, it has established a development infrastructure that facilitates and receives all contributions to ASU from individuals, corporations, foundations and other private sources; coordinates and directs major fundraising campaigns on behalf of ASU; oversees the development efforts of more than * frontline fundraisers; oversees management of investment assets; and actively promotes a culture of philanthropy at ASU through extensive communications and marketing activities.

For four years in a row, the ASU Foundation completed a record year in fundraising for academic programs, research and initiatives at the university.

At the close of the 2018 fiscal year, numbers show donors throughout Arizona and the world contributed more than $253 million for ASU to advance access and excellence. The previous record of $222 million was set in fiscal year 2017. More than 105,000 individual, corporate and foundation supporters gave to ASU this year through gifts large and small.

The ASU Foundation successfully engaged the entire campus community to embrace Campaign ASU 2020, a comprehensive effort to permanently raise the long-term fundraising capacity of the university. Working together, the university community has raised nearly half a billion dollars for student access, excellence and success, ensuring that every qualified student can come to ASU — and thrive.

Through the foundation, donors supported every college and school at ASU.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Arizona State University Foundation

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Graham

Sunbelt Holdings

Douglas Fulton

Fulton Homes

José Cárdenas

ASU

Malissia Clinton

The Aerospace Corporation

Michael Crow

ASU

Viginia DeSanto

ASU Enterprise Partners

Nita Francis

F2 Family Foundation

Doug Fulton

Fulton Homes

Ira Fulton

Fulton Homes

John Graham

Sunbelt Holdings

Mary Hentges

YapStone

Morgan Olsen

ASU

Harry Papp

L. Roy Papp & Associates LLP

Bill Post

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

Malissia Clinton

The Aerospace Corporation

Gretchen Buhlig

ASU Foundation