Green and Gold Gala

At this year’s Green & Gold Gala, we looked back over CSU's last 150 years - and forward to the promises of a new generation of Rams.

The Green and Gold Gala raises money for CSU juniors and seniors from the seven-county Denver area through the Metro Denver Scholarship. Scholarship recipients are well on their way to successful careers, but have hit a financial roadblock in finishing their final semesters at CSU. We invite you to join us in making an impact in the lives of these Denver Rams during an exciting evening of reminiscing, dancing, and green and gold pride.

18th Annual Green and Gold Gala
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Empower Field at Mile High
1701 Bryant St., Denver
Cocktail attire; black tie optional. 

CSU Alumni Association members $125; nonmembers $150
Table sponsorship $2,000

Please contact Corey Slack,, for sponsorship opportunities and details.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center for event guests at $114 per night. Please call (303) 436-1234 and ask for the CSU rate by January 8.

Make a Difference 

Quincy Gill is one of many Denver-area students who have benefitted from the Metro Denver Scholarship. Her educational journey was made possible because alumni like you believe in the idea that Rams take care of Rams. And her genuine gratitude affirms our shared conviction that helping students realize their potential improves our communities and the world. Please take a moment to watch her video and then consider giving to the Metro Denver Scholarship to help other students in need. If you’re unable to attend the Gala or would like to give prior to the event, click here to make your gift to the Metro Denver Scholarship endowment.

Your Support Makes a Difference

By attending the Green & Gold Gala and supporting the Metro Denver Scholarship fund, you can make a direct and lasting impact on the lives of CSU students. As a gateway to graduation, the Metro Denver Scholarship allows students from Denver-area counties facing hardship in their final years at CSU to complete their degrees.  Here are some of their stories.

Sonja Barber, ‘20
College – Natural Sciences
Major – Zoology | Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
Hometown – Golden, CO

Sonja Barber will be starting her senior year as a double major in zoology at the College of Natural Sciences and fish, wildlife, and conservation biology with the Warner College of Natural Resources. Barber has always carried a passion for animals and the natural world, and thus pursued CSU with the knowledge of its renowned veterinary program. Once on campus, she quickly discovered an intense passion for ecological research, which she is now involved in. Upon graduation, Barber intends to delve into her graduate degree.

Chaos Faulder, ‘20
College – Natural Sciences
Major – Psychology
Hometown – Littleton, CO

Chaos Faulder is in their fourth year at CSU studying psychology. They chose CSU due to a very influential high school homeroom teacher who had Rams merchandise all over his classroom. They are considering several options after they graduate next year, but leaning toward staying at CSU to pursue a school counseling graduate degree. Faulder was in class in Littleton Public Schools when the Arapahoe High School shooting took place. The impact it had on them and their classmates was very real, and they knew that they needed to work to help prevent these events in the future.

Kaela Furlong, ‘20
College – Health and Human Sciences
Major – Social Work | Languages, Lit and Cultures
Hometown - Littleton

Kaela Furlong will begin her fifth year at CSU in the fall. She hails from Centennial, Colo. where her family still lives and she enjoys visiting as much as possible. Faulder says her parents are part of the reason she chose to attend Colorado State University, “I wanted to stay close to my family, and I believe CSU is the best college in Colorado.” Faulder is studying Spanish and social work, with an ultimate goal of becoming an international social worker. She plans to apply for masters programs in Europe upon graduation, and is specifically looking into those that combine social justice and international aid work.

Wren MacDonald, '21
College – Liberal Arts
Major – Art
Hometown – Broomfield, CO
Wren Macdonald is a junior at Colorado State University, working toward her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in sculpture, in addition to a minor in entomology. She chose Colorado State University because she feels that the community is highly prioritized over individual success. She aspires to be a sculpture artist who encourages a deep gratitude for Earth’s small details in the viewer. Macdonald is also interested in the way that we, as humans, create realities for ourselves, and how one’s physical, mental, social, and historical environments are fluid constructs.

Brandon Rauchfuss, '20
College – Natural Sciences
Major – Bio Chemistry
Hometown – Brighton, CO

Brandon Rauchfuss is a pre-med student studying biochemistry with a minor in military sciences. He transferred to Colorado State University after learning about its excellent reputation in the sciences, as well as the Army ROTC’s promise to turn him into an outstanding future leader in the United States Army. Attending CSU has given Rauchfuss the opportunity to learn from the best. After graduation, he plans to attend medical school, where he hopes to become a reconstructive plastic surgeon in the U.S. Army. It would be his dream to give back to the soldiers who gave so much for our freedom.

Official Sponsors

Please contact Corey Slack at 303-391-0611 or to become an official Green & Gold Gala sponsor.


Herman Miller

Workplace Resource

Table Sponsors

Adolfson & Peterson, Inc.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Haselden Construction

History Colorado

Hord Coplan Macht

Leprino Foods

North Slope Capital

Pinkard Construction

RBC Capital Markets

Green and Gold Foundation

CSU Athletics

CSU Foundation

CSU College of Liberal Arts

CSU Corporate & Foundation Relations

CSU Regional Development

CSU Research Foundation

CSU VP Office of Engagement and Extension

CSU Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering