The arts often get overlooked when it comes time for big-ticket donations, but Joe Blake just dropped a huge holiday gift on CSU's College of Liberal Arts.

It was announced yesterday, Thursday, December 19 that Chancellor Emeritus Joe Blake made a $5 million donation to the college, which is the largest in the college's history.

In a press release, Blake said:

“I have nothing but the highest regard for the faculty at CSU. They’re just remarkable. And how do you enhance their prestige and their value better than bringing the best young minds for them to light up?"

This donation helped the college achieve its campaign goal for the State Your Purpose Campaign, which "has raised more than 1.6 billion for Colorado State University."