Spearheaded by an enthusiastic group of faculty, staff, and students, LYNX UP first launched in 2018 to raise funds from faculty, staff, alumni, and friends for scholarships. The university surpassed it’s original 3-year, $15 million goal, raising more than $18 million thanks to gifts from many generous donors across the country.

LYNX UP has since become CU Denver's ongoing employee giving campaign in which CU Denver’s faculty and staff continue to reach into their own pockets to help our students succeed by making personal gifts throughout the year for student support and programs. Their generosity is much appreciated and much in evidence during the annual LYNX UP Challenge, a friendly competition to encourage giving while allowing bragging rights to the schools, colleges, and units with the most participation. 

LYNX UP Challenge

The LYNX UP Challenge is CU Denver's annual, friendly competition to encourage giving among faculty and staff. During the 2019-20 Challenge, schools, colleges, and units across campus united into four teams, named after four of the 14ers in Colorado. Members of the LYNX UP steering committee served as team captains and advocates for the campaign among their colleagues.

The 2019-20 LYNX UP Challenge ran from October 30, 2019 to February 14, 2020, and during that period nearly 240 faculty and staff made gifts for an impressive total of $91,000 for scholarships, student support, and other funds near and dear to CU Denver employees. 

Faculty and staff promote LYNX UP

Other questions?

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jenn Dailey in the Office of Advancement at 303-315-2061.

$1.5 million +

Amount CU Denver faculty and staff have donated since 2017


Number of faculty and staff who made gifts this past year

Thank You!

For supporting student success at CU Denver