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.
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.
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.
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.
CU Denver’s division of Strategic Enrollment and Student Success is the grateful recipient of a $75,000 award from the Pueblo County Government Scholarship Program to support scholarships for new students from Pueblo County, Colo., enrolling at CU Denver for the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters.
After Jonathan T. H. Wu, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, passed away in 2020, his wife Mary Wu partnered with the Organization of Chinese Americans Colorado to honor his legacy through a new endowed scholarship fund.
In March 2022, the University of Colorado Board of Regents announced the recipients of its 2022 Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Service Awards, and University Medals, which included Don Johnson, Tenzing Rigdol, Wayne Cascio, Rebecca Kantor, and Thomas Noel.
March 3, 2022, marked CU Denver’s very first campus-wide day of giving, bringing together the Lynx community for a 24-hour marathon of philanthropy to support the causes closest to our heart at CU Denver.