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CoBank Fund Helps University of Colorado Fight COVID-19

The University of Colorado's hospital system is anticipated to care for more than 50% of COVID-19 patients needing hospitalization in the state. Thanks to a generous grant from the CDF administered CoBank University Giving Fund, the University's Anschutz School of Medicine will be better equipped to respond to challenges caused by a surge in patient populations.

"As a Colorado based-organization, CoBank is committed to supporting our community and our associates through this current health crisis. Our contribution to the fund will help the CU health system respond to COVID-19 locally and regionally, contribute to the global store of knowledge regarding the disease and, ultimately, save lives," said Sherry Johnson, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, CoBank.

The Fund also gave multi-year grants to:

  • Illinois State University Foundation, Normal, IL, for support of scholarships and professional development opportunities for agriculture students;

  • North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Raleigh, NC, for construction of a new Plant Science Building;

  • University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Colombia, MO, to support the Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership (GICL) transition plan

The CoBank University Giving Fund is a donor advised fund administered by the Cooperative Development Foundation that provides financial support to university programs that support research, development or coursework that strengthen U.S. agriculture, cooperatives, agribusiness and rural infrastructure.

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