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Memorial Giving to CVMBS

Paying tribute by paying it forward

When a person or pet passes on, making a contribution to the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in their memory can bring solace and hope. Tribute gifts can help ensure their legacy lives on, while furthering education and research in the college.

For Individuals: Memorial Giving Options

Make a memorial gift online to any fund in the college.

To make your online gift tribute, select the "Include Tribute" drop down in the "My Info" section of the online giving form.

To make a memorial gift by mail, please make your check payable to the Colorado State University Foundation. Also include:

  • The name(s) of those you wish honor.
  • The name of the fund you wish to support.
  • Name(s) and mailing address/email address of the individual(s) who should be notified that a gift has been made in memory of their loved one.

Mail your gift to:

Colorado State University Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522

While the amount of your gift will remain confidential, the person/family honored or the owner of the companion animal will be informed of your gift.

To establish a new memorial fund in the college, please contact the CVMBS Advancement Office at (970) 491-3507 or email

Veterinarians and Clinics: Memorial Giving Program

For nearly 30 years, hundreds of veterinarians and veterinary practices have paid tribute to their clients by making a gift to the Animal Health Innovation Fund, formerly the Miki Society for Companion Animal Research. This program allows veterinarians to honor clients who have recently lost a cherished animal companion.

We notify clients when a memorial gift is made. Often these individuals and their loved ones are inspired to make additional gifts to support the Animal Health Innovation Fund, which supports critical research for a range of studies to ensure animals live longer, healthier lives. View a list of past and ongoing AHIF funded research projects.

"I can’t tell you how touched I was to receive your letter last year informing me of a donation made by West Olive Animal Hospital in memory of Sparky. Dr. John Montana was a wonderful vet and took excellent care of Sparky. I lost him very suddenly to cancer just shy of his 15th birthday. To honor him, his life, and the unconditional love he gave me, I am enclosing my small gift. I hope I will be able to do this…each year in his honor. Continue your good work.” – Client of West Olive Animal Hospital

To make a gift to the Animal Health Innovation Fund in honor of a client, visit our online giving page. From here, you can also download a copy of our Multiple Animal Tribute form to log more than one tribute gift over a period of time. This form can be uploaded to our Animal Health Innovation Fund giving page or printed and mailed with your contribution.

CVMBS Advancement Office
Attn: AHIF
1680 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Please direct questions to or call (970) 491-3507.