Help Strengthen Our University
The talent, knowledge, energy and heart our faculty bring to DU have made us what we are today, and are crucial factors guiding us into the future. That focus on the future is exemplified by our faculty and staff's willingness to add to our ongoing efforts by contributing financially.
Gifts from our faculty and staff members provide financial support to our campus and programs. Those gifts demonstrate to alumni, community members and friends the commitment we all share to DU's mission and ideals.
Philanthropy gains momentum from the inside out. The more who give, the more our commitment to the University is demonstrated to the alumni, family, friends and outside funding agencies whose generosity will power DU into the future.
Ways to Give
Making your gift through payroll deduction enables you to split your gift into installments, spreading it over as many or as few pay periods as you wish. Payroll deduction makes giving quick and easy to budget.
Have you ever considered extending your generosity beyond your lifetime by naming DU in your will, trust or retirement plan? If so, our Gift Planning department can help you achieve these goals while also creating a legacy for future generations of students.
Giving online is the simplest way to donate to the University, and you can direct your gift to whichever program or department you'd like to support.
Spousal Matching Gifts
Many companies match donations made by employees, their families and retirees. Please ask your spouse’s human resources office for his or her company’s matching gift form. Send this form to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Matching Gift Form” as the subject line. You may also enclose their form, your gift and this gift form together and mail to:
- University of Denver
- P.O. Box 910585
- Denver, CO 80291-0585.
Contact the Office of Gifts and Records at 303-871-2311 with any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I give to the organization that pays my salary?
We all support causes that we believe in, and we hope that your involvement with DU leads you to a belief in our shared mission. If so, your financial support is another way you can make a difference and cast a vote of confidence in our future.
Will others know the amount of my gift or where I direct my contribution?
No. We do not release gift amounts or designations without the donor's permission.
Why is it important for me to give to DU every year?
The loyal giving by DU alumni and friends each year supports students and ensures our competitiveness among peer institutions in US News and World Report's annual rankings.
Will I receive a year-end tax receipt from the University?
You can choose to receive a year-end summary of your gifts to DU by contacting the Office of Gift Administration & Records Management at (303) 871-2311; otherwise you will receive a gift receipt for each gift shortly after it has been processed by University Advancement.
How do I find out if my payroll deduction pledge renews automatically?
Contact the Office of Gifts and Records at (303) 871-2311.
If I'm still paying on a payroll deduction pledge from last year, how will I know when my pledge is complete?
The Advancement Team will notify you via email when your pledge is complete and you will be invited to renew at that time.