In memory of William and Lilla Morgan
The Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment Fund was created by the family and friends of CSU’s late President Emeritus William Morgan and his wife, Lilla, to help foster a vibrant, rich, and evolving environment for the arts and cultural expression at Colorado State University.
Lilla B. Morgan
Lilla B. Morgan developed an appreciation for the arts at an early age, an appreciation she brought with her to Fort Collins when her husband, William E. Morgan, was named the eighth president of Colorado A&M in 1949. Morgan championed the fine arts, symphonies, and theater performances in a town better known then for livestock and farming. Today, her legacy lives on through the endowment fund in her honor that supports the advancement of the arts and culture at Colorado State.
Fostering a vibrant arts community
The Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment provides grants to support projects in art, music, humanities, literature, and the performing arts, including but not limited to:
- visiting/guest lecturers and artists;
- purchase of art, rare books, or landscaping;
- exhibits and performances;
- scholarships and awards; or
- any use that would showcase the breadth of human cultural endeavor and enhance the cultural awareness of the CSU community.