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Office of Grants and Contracts



A gift is anything of value given to the University by an external party (donor) who expects nothing of significant value in return, other than acknowledgement of the gift and disposition of the gift on accordance with donor wishes

Mandatory Training

All employees working with Gift Funds need to take the on-line training through Employee Learning & Development which can be accessed through the portal.  If an employee has already taken the Gift Fund course they do not have to take it again. However, it is encouraged for employees to go the new training modules because they better explain how gifts function. There are two courses:
CU: Gift Fund Management- Advance Course (optional but recommended)
CU: Gift Fund Management- Beginner Course (required) 

Fund 34 Types

  • University of Colorado Foundation/CUF : is the official fundraising arm of the University. ALL donations/gifts should be directed to the Foundation unless otherwise noted.
           Marilyn Coppage:

  • Direct to University : a Donations/ gifts that a donor has specified to come to University and not through the CU Foundation

Fund 35 Types

  • CHCRI Children’s Hospital Colorado Research Foundation
  • AEF Academic Enrichment Funds and DEF Department Enrichment Funds- ALL  AEF and DEF requests must go to email

Fundraising Events

An event that is held to collect gifts (donations) to the University, but will also provide goods and/or services to donors
               Contact -
                                   Shanelle Roquemore, Gift Accountant
                                    Office:  303-724-0260

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