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This Month's Featured Stories  

DU Receives $3.2M Gift from Local School Teacher

steinThe late Marilyn Stein (BA '55, education) of Denver generously bestowed $3.2 million of her estate to fund the arts and early childhood education programming at the University of Denver.

This significant gift, which the University recently received, supports the creation of endowments for the Lamont School of Music, the Morgridge College of Education and the School of Art and Art History in the following ways:

$1.1 million will support the Lamont School of Music to fund materials, supplies and equipment that facilitate student learning and creativity in the performing arts. For instance, the endowment can fund the repair and replacement of musical instruments, such as percussion sets and pianos, which are heavily used on a daily basis.

$1.1 million will support the School of Art and Art History to fund materials that facilitate student learning and creativity in the visual arts. For example, this gift enables faculty to purchase a digitally programmable kiln for ceramics students, textbooks for art history students or darkroom equipment for photography students.

An additional $1 million will support the Morgridge College of Education's Fisher Early Learning Center and fund student scholarships and speech therapists.

"Ms. Stein's estate gift significantly increases our ability to serve and teach our students," said Danny McIntosh, dean. "She was a long-time teacher for Denver Public Schools; it seems clear to me that because of her experiences as a teacher, Ms. Stein understood firsthand the financial hurdles facing educators. As the DU community mourns her passing, it's wonderful that her estate gift creates a legacy at DU through which we can honor her lifelong passion for education and the arts."

Read more about Ms. Stein.