Creating Opportunities for DU Veterans
A phone call would change the lives of students for generations to come. James C. “Jim” Warren (BSBA ‘62), a fourth-generation Coloradan, called to let DU know that he and his wife, Georgia, had committed a $1 million legacy gift to DU in support of veterans. They want to ensure that veteran students like Jim would have the resources they need for a successful college experience.
Not your typical student, Warren applied to DU after serving two years in the Marine Reserves and almost four years in the Army. He began his studies at DU in 1958 at the downtown Business School campus, using the GI Bill as part of his funding. According to Warren, “I always knew I wanted to give back to DU because my education is what led to my success. By letting DU know about our intentions, we’ve been able to plan for an endowment that reflects our wishes and meets the needs of veteran students.”
The Warrens believe in lifetime investments. When asked what excites them most about the legacy they will leave at DU, they agreed: “Veteran students will be drawn to DU because they will recognize it as a place that values them and honors the sacrifice they made.”
Each student who benefits from the James C. and Georgia R. Warren Endowed Scholarship Fund for Veterans will carry forward their legacy, leaving an enduring mark of the values and generosity they have instilled through their commitment.