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University of Denver

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Jeremy Haefner speaking at podium

Among the University of Denver’s greatest traits are our strength and resilience. For more than 156 years, we have overcome many obstacles to the benefit of our students and all DU does for the public good. While the past year presented significant challenges, it also revealed our strong foundation—a foundation philanthropy has helped build over decades and generations.

Because of the generosity of our friends and alumni, our students receive scholarships, which create countless opportunities to engage more fully in their educational experiences. Through philanthropy, faculty have greater opportunities to innovate, research and teach. Through philanthropy, our donors invest in crucial programs like community partnerships for mental health, new buildings that foster connection, and so much more. And, this year, we saw the ways philanthropic investment in our programs empowers us to adapt to meet the changing needs of our community in times of crisis. In this report, we are delighted to share with you these stories of impact—stories made possible by your philanthropy.

For all the ways you connect with the University of Denver, supporting our students’ educational experiences and the knowledge creation at the core of that education, I thank you. It is with the deepest appreciation that I acknowledge your vital role as our partner, most especially in times of challenge.

I hope you enjoy this report, and may our partnership only grow in the years to come.

Jeremy Haefner