Supporting Growth Through Collaboration
Your generosity supports our efforts to find solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges, from combating climate change and global inequality to growing local entrepreneurship and protecting arts and culture. Additionally, your gifts make a tangible difference in the lives of students enrolled at DU as they carve out futures and launch new careers.
Together, we can improve lives, grow communities and empower the next generation of world-changers. Discover how you can help shape our campus, our educational approach and the lives of our students.
4,325 donors contributed over $2,000,000 to 34 projects and 160 areas across the University during 1Day4DU
>30% of DU undergrads donated to causes on campus in 2019
$14.7 million in gifts from Crimson & Gold Society members to create new opportunities for DU’s students, campus and community
The University Endowment
More than just an investment fund, DU's endowment is the foundation on which we're building the future of our campus and community. Funds from the endowment go to support educational development and programming, from scholarships and professorships to research projects, new educational materials, and facility maintenance and construction.
Making a Difference
Helping Future Teachers
With planned giving, Bob Metzler established the Metzler Family Scholarship Fund — the largest in the history of the Morgridge School of Education — to ease the financial pressure for teachers like himself.
Donna Vocate's Scholarship
Upon learning that no graduate communications scholarships existed, Donna Vocate was inspired to give back.
Young Alumni Scholarship
Thanks to trustee Craig Harrison (BSBA ’03), the Young Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund provides support for exceptional rising seniors at DU.
Campaign investment fund
As DU continues to deepen its commitment to building a culture of engagement and philanthropy, 5% of gifts received on or after January 1, 2018, will be allocated to support fundraising and engagement efforts. Additionally, DU University will commit a portion of annual reserve funding to support campaign operations.Learn more