For the Students. For CSU.

The Central State University Foundation proudly welcomes alumni, family, and friends back to the Miami Valley and Central State University for a week of special celebrations, class reunions, and Marauders football. The Foundation is pleased to support CSU students, alumni, and the Alma Mater during Homecoming Week. Have a great time, Marauders!


4,165 Scholarships

The CSU Foundation has provided over 4,165 scholarships to CSU students.

$23 Million

The CSU Foundation contributed $23 Million for the construction of Foundation Hall and $1.1 Million for Purchase of CSU-Dayton Campus.

34,201+ Donors

34,201+ Donors have contributed through the Foundation’s Annual Fund, Dream Keepers, and Campaigns.

$1.2 million

$1.2 million was donated by the Foundation to restore Marauder Football.


The Central State University Foundation strives to provide students with opportunities to continue their education and fulfill their dreams. Thanks to generous donors and private partners over the years, the Foundation has used donated funds to help build the endowment, strengthen academic programs and services, enhance the learning environment, and expand scholarship offerings for CSU students. Our accomplishments include:

  • $32.3M+ Raised through Donations, Bequests, and Gifts of Insurance
  • $400,000 to Establish the Robotics Laboratory
  • $500,000 to Purchase President’s House
  • $200,000 to Purchase and Renovate the Kelly House
  • $1 million in Funding to Secure Accreditation for College of Education 

Welcome home, Marauders!


Wednesday, October 9

  • 7 p.m.: CSU Chorus Concert – Paul Robeson Cultural & Performing Arts Center, Auditorium

Thursday, October 10

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Visiting Alumni Day, Main Campus and CSU-Dayton
  • 4-8:30 p.m.: Dayton Alumni Chapter Fish Fry, CSU-Dayton, 840 Germantown Street, Dayton, OH 45402
  • 6:30 p.m.: Mr. & Ms. CSU Coronation, Paul Robeson Cultural & Performing Arts Center, Auditorium

Friday, October 11

  • 9 a.m.: 2019 Ron Cosey Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing, Shot Gun Start, Beavercreek Golf Club, 2800 New Germany Trebein Road, Beavercreek, OH 45431
  • 1-3 p.m.: Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon, Country Club of the North, 1 Club N. Drive, Xenia, OH 45385

 Saturday, October 12

  • 8-8:45 a.m.: Annual Alumni & Friends Scholarship Breakfast, Norman E. Ward Sr. Center, Ballroom
  • 11 a.m.: Alumni Memorial Service, Sunken Garden
  • 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Homecoming Parade, Campus-wide
  • 11:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.: Classes in Reunion Photo Sessions, Walter G. Seller Alumni Tower/William Galloway Hall
  • 1-4 p.m.: Central State University vs. Fort Valley State University Football Game, McPherson Memorial Stadium
  • 9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Saturday Night Gala, Carillon Park Event Center, 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409