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DU Community Rallies Together on #1Day4DU to Support Students

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Even during a pandemic, the University of Denver community rallied together to show its support during the year’s annual day of giving, 1DAY4DU. On May 20, 2,399 donors gave more than $456,000 in support of 25 critical DU programs and initiatives. With 70% of funds directed toward student-focused initiatives, such as scholarships, internships, and campus resources, it came as no surprise that the most widely supported fund during 1DAY4DU was the Student Assistance Fund.

“Due to the stresses created by COVID-19, support of the Student Assistance Fund has become more important than ever; by reducing external sources of stress, the fund has allowed students to focus on their well-being,” said Kelly Schlabach, case manager for the Office of Student Outreach and Support.

The Student Assistance Fund provides a crucial source of financial support for DU students who are facing unexpected financial hardship. Created by the DU Student Foundation to address urgent needs, the fund also strives to educate the student body about the importance of giving back.