Greetings and welcome to Central State University-Dayton’s donation page.

We are the “The Gem of the West”.  Since 1887, Central State has been committed to providing education that changes lives.  As an 1890 Land-Grant Institution, Central is continuing this legacy of changing lives. Formerly known as CSU West, we are carrying on the legacy of excellence, convenience and care established in the early 1970s. 

Through our Dayton location, Central State is working to engage the community in strategic and meaningful partnerships. I am excited about our location being a change agent helping to establish programs and support for the West Side and the Greater Dayton area. 

Please consider donating to our efforts to support our students and community.  We want to be your choice to begin your educational journey, transfer to complete your degree, or to host your next event or small conference.  We are here to serve and support. 


Current Fundraising Initiatives

With your support, we hope to build and increase funding for the following areas:

  • Completion Scholarships
  • Youth Outreach - Urban STEM Academies
  • Workforce Development Certifications
  • Student Activities and Student Support Services



Team Members