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Founders Celebration 2017 - Save the Date!

Wednesday, March 1st - Founders Forum

On March 1st, we invite you to return to the classroom! Join us for a showcase of our extraordinary faculty and discover innovative ideas!

Details to follow.

Thursday, March 2nd - Founders Gala

Chancellor Rebecca Chopp invites you to commemorate the impact of philanthropy and global achievement by honoring cherished alumni and friends for their commitment to the university community. Join us as we honor this year's recipients of the Founders Medal and the inaugural International Achievement Award. 

Established for the 2016 Founders Celebration, the Founders Medal is the University's highest honor, bestowed upon individuals or families whose transformative leadership and engaged philanthropy represent the pinnacle of DU's mission and values. The inaugural recipients of the 2016 Founders Medal were Robert & Judi Newman, and Donald L. (LLB '77) & Susan M. Sturm.

New for 2017, The International Achievement Award is presented to an alumna/us who has had an immeasurable impact on the world and whose leadership and civic engagement on the global stage exemplifies our values at the University of Denver.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Seawell Grand Ballroom
1101 13th St. | Denver, CO 80204
5:30 p.m. Reception - 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program

Invitation & Registration to follow


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Founders Celebration 2016

Founders Gala photos

Founders Forum photos

Founders Formal event photos & backdrop photos

Founders Fest photos