Recognition Societies

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The University of Denver has been inspired and energized by a rare brand of commitment and philanthropy for more than 150 years. In 1864, the school that would become DU literally stood on the frontier – of the nation, of 19th century knowledge, of belief in the power of learning on the edge of tomorrow. A century and a half later, thanks to the generosity of generations, we remain on the frontier – of discovery, of teaching, of providing vital solutions to issues challenging our community and our world.

Our three central giving societies – Crimson & Gold Society, Spire Society, and the Pioneer Legacy Society – were created to recognize the tremendous generosity of our community. Each level of support and every gift allows the University of Denver to continue along this journey, pioneering the future of higher education and creating meaningful impact in our communities and around the globe.

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Recognition Societies

Crimson & Gold Society

Crimson & Gold Society

Leadership giving society gifts of $1000 or more within a calendar year.

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Spire Society

Spire Society

Lifetime giving society recognizing cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more.

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Pioneer Legacy Society

Pioneer Legacy Society

Planned giving society recognizing those who have included the University through deferred giving arragements.

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