Every gift to CU Denver touches someone's life.

Whether it's a scholarship that clears a path to graduation or funding for research that improves our communities, your support of CU Denver accelerates the benefits higher education provides, which extend throughout our great city, state, and region.

The Profound Impact of Scholarship Support

Your support of CU Denver and our students changes lives in so many ways. It is not often that we get to see how students react when they learn they will benefit from philanthropic support, such as a scholarship. This video captures a few of these heartwarming moments.

A Message From Chancellor Michelle Marks

Michelle Marks, PhD, joined CU Denver as Chancellor on July 1, 2020 and has enjoyed getting to know and learning from our many philanthropic partners. Visit her 100 Days of Listening website and follow her on Twitter @MarksMichelleA.

Why Give to the University of Colorado Denver?


of first-year students are also first-generation students.


of CU Denver students receive financial aid


of CU Denver's budget comes from the State of Colorado

We're the most diverse

research university in Colorado, providing a talent pipeline like no other.

Why I Give to CU Denver

Don Johnson, Managing Trustee of the Dr. Bixler Family Foundation, explains why the foundation generously supports the College of Architecture and Planning, including funding for the Bixler Initiatives, which facilitate educational exchanges with Finland, Italy, Japan, such as student scholarships, faculty exchanges, visiting lecturers, visiting scholars, architectural exhibitions, and summer study abroad support.

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