Your Impact

Every gift to CU Denver makes a difference, whether in helping our students succeed, opening avenues for innovation, funding research that benefits our communities, or in numerous other ways that matter most to our donors, our students, and our faculty. Below are just some of the ways philanthropy at CU Denver helps us fulfill our educational mission. Our sincere thanks to the many generous donors who accelerate success at CU Denver. 

Student Success

Programs & Initiatives

  • Participants of the Empowering Women in Business program gather at the end of the program’s inaugural semester.

    Leveling the Playing Field in Corporate America

    Feb 19, 2024 by Jackson Campbell
    CU Denver’s Business School introduced Empowering Women in Business (EWiB), a program launched last fall to equip students with the distinct tools they need to navigate the workforce and successfully pursue leadership roles in their careers. Now in its second semester, EWiB thus far has served as an incredible beacon of inspiration that acknowledges often overlooked issues regarding the playing field between men and women in the workplace.
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  • CU Denver alumnus Dr. Erik Lucero ’05 does a hands-on demonstration at CU Denver.

    Quantum Information Technology Certificate Program Opens New Doors for Students

    Nov 13, 2023
    The future may present many questions, and thanks to a strategic and philanthropic investment from Google, CU Denver’s new Quantum Information Technology Certificate Program holds the promise for many new answers—answers that could reduce the environmental impact of batteries, make food production more efficient, and lower the cost of health care, to name just a few.
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  • Dr. Steve Vose at a visit with the Jain Samaj of Colorado.

    Gaining New Insight from an Ancient Tradition

    Mar 8, 2023
    This academic year, a number of students at CU Denver are giving more thought to the effects of their choices and activities on the world around them as they practice a day of ahimsa, or non-violence. The exercise is part of their study of the Jain religion in classes taught by Dr. Steven Vose, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' inaugural Bhagwan Suparshvanatha Endowed Professor in Jain Studies.
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  • The Manzanola United Methodist Church in Manzanola. Image from History Colorado.

    History Colorado Awards $4.5 Million in Grants for Diverse Cultural PreservationOpens in a new window

    Dec 13, 2022
    $168,869 was awarded to a pilot scholarship program through the Dana Crawford Preservation Program in the University of Colorado Denver, “Colorado has a unique opportunity, because of the State Historical Fund, to build a program that could be the first in the country to begin to address this need,” said Steve Turner, assistant professor and director of historic preservation and classical studies at the university.
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Donors & Giving

  • Audrey Whitesell speaking to a crowd of CU Denver supporters during the 2023 Donor Celebration event at Coohills.

    CU Denver Celebrates its Donors and their Impact

    Oct 6, 2023
    More than 120 people, including donors, CU and campus leadership, faculty, staff, and students gathered on October 5 for CU Denver’s Donor Celebration. This annual event provides an opportunity for the university to thank many of its generous supporters and highlight the impact their philanthropy makes on our campus.
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  • Group of Business School scholarship recipients at the 2023 Celebration of Success gala.

    Celebration of Success: Investing in the FutureOpens in a new window

    Apr 20, 2023
    In April, CU Denver Business School hosted the Celebration of Success, a gala that raised $250,000 in student scholarships. 400-plus community members, donors, students, faculty, staff, and a prominent keynote speaker came together for the cause. Scholarship recipients took to the podium to express how generous donations heavily contribute to their academic success and even put food on their tables.
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  • CU Denver Donors Make it Real on Giving Day

    Apr 11, 2023
    The university’s second Giving Day took place on April 6 as alumni and friends across the country responded generously to help make the future affordable, meaningful, and — most of all — real for CU Denver’s students. The results of this year’s effort, with its theme of “Make it Real,” show that momentum is building, as alumni and friends across the country contributed more than $100,000 — triple the amount they donated in 2022.
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  • Design Build Program's completed Antarctica research facility.

    Building a Place for Purpose

    Dec 12, 2022
    Seeing the opportunity for experiential learning and applying design principles to real-world problems, Don Johnson helped create the Colorado Building Workshop, CAP’s award-winning design-build certificate program for students pursuing a master’s degree in architecture.
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