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Morgridge Family Foundation Gift

In Summer 2022, the Morgridge Family Foundation imparted a transformational $3M gift to support the College of Agricultural Sciences and educational programming at the CSU Spur campus in Denver, making it the first large-scale private donation toward the campus.

The partnership will grow career pathways in agricultural sciences, advance sustainable food production and connect communities across Colorado.

The Gift Will

Establish the Morgridge Learning Lab at CSU Spur

A 1,450 square foot space designed to host a variety of hands-on, problem-based learning activities for 6th-12th grade students. The lab will be home to CAM’s Ag Academy, a program designed to connect students and teachers to critical, real-world challenges experienced in agriculture, food, and the natural resources industries.

Support an Urban/Rural Connectivity Portal at Spur

People across the state will learn and collaborate to solve problems in real time. 

Catalyze Collaboration with MindSpark Learning

An innovative nonprofit committed to facilitating opportunities at the intersection of education and industry, and to building and diversifying the next generation of agriculture professionals.

Launch an Urban Food Production Initiative at Spur

At Spur featuring rooftop agrivoltaics and greenhouse research and engagement, labs and kitchen spaces, and a ground-level urban garden teaching laboratory.

Help CSU Integrate its Sustainable Food Systems Work

And hunger relief research including engagement within the regional landscape of key actors and impacts.

Create the Ag Pathway Scholars Program

Elevating new agricultural leaders that will impact industry, education, and future generations.