Our Purpose

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Together, we can empower the next generation of leaders and change makers.  

From building a network of donor support to nurturing lasting relationships, our priority is to create opportunities for individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to become our partners in educating our students and supporting research.

We actively promote the college’s tradition of privately generated support by establishing a diverse fundraising program that offers our benefactors a variety of opportunities.

Relationships That Last a Lifetime

Thanks to ongoing partnerships with CALES alumni and supporters, the college has positioned itself as a world-class academic and research institution — one that innovates, excels and inspires.

Paving a Path to Success

Help students achieve personal growth and sow the seeds for professional success. When donors fund scholarships for students, it not only offers access and affordability to students who might not have the chance to embark on a journey to higher education — it changes lives.

$1.1 million

More than $1,100,000 in scholarships were awarded in 2021–2022


Nearly 500 students receive awards every year


More than 200 individual scholarships are available to students every year

We’re In It Together

From tackling environmental changes to conducting research that strengthens family bonds, CALES is dedicated to improving communities around the world. Discover the stories of our dedicated students and faculty. 

Stories & Impact

Growing Our Network

Joining forces with CALES has never been easier. Whether your company is interested in partnering on our groundbreaking research or supporting new start-ups, our team is ready to meet with you to create mutually beneficial partnerships.   

Corporate Relations


We move our interests forward by communicating positive economic and social benefits with individuals, organizations and the legislature to support the college. Our alumni and friends have also helped the college be the catalyst for creating new initiatives like the College of Veterinary Medicine, which our CALES Alumni Council and Ag 100 Council helped make happen.