The Highest Ground

Lifetime Giving Societies | Honoring exceptional vision and generosity

At the University of Denver, we value our most generous donors' commitment and philanthropy which strengthens the people and programs that are the hallmark of our great university. In an effort to show our appreciation of these most loyal donors, we have created our Lifetime Giving Societies as an elite membership group.

Membership in one of our Lifetime Giving Societies will offer you premier access to the University of Denver through informative newsletters, personalized communications, and invitations to exclusive events. This is in addition to the satisfaction of understanding that your investment is making an invaluable impact at the University of Denver.

With a Lifetime of Giving
Comes a Lifetime of Impact

The Lifetime Giving Societies celebrates our most elite donors and their investments to support the foundations of the University of Denver. By joining one of our societies you are joining an exclusive group of alumni, parents, and friends of DU and solidify your commitment to the DU community. Please visit each of the society pages below to learn about each society's special benefits.


Pinnacle Society

Lifetime commitments of $1 million and above


John Evans Society

Lifetime commitments of $100,000 to $999,999


Mary Reed Society

Lifetime commitments of $10,000 to $99,999


Pioneer Legacy Society

Membership is awarded to those donors who have included DU in their estate plans through a bequest provision, life-income gift, or other deferred giving arrangement.


With annual support of the University of Denver you may also qualify for an Annual Giving Society. Click here to learn more.

For more information on Lifetime Giving Societies, please contact Erica Wolff at 303-871-3966 or


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