Giving to archives is investing in the future. The Water Resources Archive offers the following opportunities to assist in its mission of preserving Colorado’s water legacy for the benefit of current and future generations.
Choose from the following funds when making your gift online:
- Water Resources Archive
Support the Archive's core mission of collecting, preserving, and sharing water history, especially materials at risk of being discarded or destroyed by natural elements. The Archive is an ever-growing, living repository for documents, photographs, and other materials related to the public policy, engineering, law, ecology, economics, and the cultural aspects of water use throughout Colorado and the western United States.
- Ruth Wright Water Archive Endowment
This endowment provides funds to hire student interns to assist with processing archival materials, and it supports the acquisition, preservation, and promotion of the Archive. Ken Wright, founder of Wright Water Engineers and longtime friend of the Archive, established this endowment to honor his wife. Ruth is an attorney who served in the Colorado legislature for 14 years, six of them as House Minority Leader, where she was involved in many water and water quality-related issues. After leaving the legislature, she continued to contribute to the water community as a board member of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, the Colorado Water Trust, and the Natural Resources Law Advisory Committee of the University of Colorado Law School.
Make your check payable to the "Colorado State University Foundation" and on the memo line designate one of the fund names listed above. Mail to:Colorado State University Foundation
PO Box 1870
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1870
Gifts in Kind
Gifts of personal property such as personal papers, books, works of art, equipment, real estate, and other tangible property are considered gifts in kind. For more information, see this Guide to Donating Your Materials to the Water Resources Archive.
Planned gifts can be a significant benefit to you, your family, and Colorado State University. Bequests in wills, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts offer donors a variety of ways to support the University.
For more information about giving and other types of gifts, please see Ways to Give.
If you have any questions, please contact:Bruce Hallmark, Director of Development