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WHY IT MATTERS!

Turning dollars into dreams...

Annual gifts are a vital source of institutional momentum for the University of Denver and are the primary way for alumni, parents and friends to help sustain the special features that set DU apart. Every gift made to the University of Denver impacts the lives of current and future Pioneers. 

As a donor you count! Your annual gift helps improve DU's alumni participation rate. An increased participation rate leads to a higher overall ranking which increases the value of your DU degree and helps the University of Denver attract the best and the brightest students. Currently DU ranks 86th among the nation's top 100 universities by U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings for undergraduate education, released in 2016. The University of Denver ranks 139th for Top Colleges, 111th in Private Colleges, 65th in Research Universities, and 24th in the West according to Forbes 2016 America's Top Colleges report. 


BE IMPACTFUL!

Make a gift to an area on campus that is meaningful to you...

Your annual gift, whether it is $25 or $2,500, truly makes a difference. In the 2013- 2014 fiscal year over 12,000 alumni, parents and friends supported noteworthy, priority projects across the University of Denver campus, gifting more than $6 million to the Annual Fund.

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* The University of Denver annual fund is defined by gifts of $24,999 or less, designated to any area.


SHOW YOUR PRIDE, GIVE TODAY!

The University of Denver Annual Fund supports all areas of the University, every day, every year. Your support at any level and to any area strengthens the University of Denver and empowers DU students to elevate their potential. Current priorities of the Annual Fund include:

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SCHOLARSHIPS

University of Denver Scholarship Fund
The University of Denver Scholarship Fund creates opportunities by helping ridge the need-gap for talented students from diverse backgrounds.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

DU Academic Program Fund
The DU Academic Program Fund empowers students and faculty to reach their full potential by providing essential academic resources like top-notch faculty and state of the art technology.

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Campus Life General Gift Fund
The unique DU student experience is more than just being challenged by academic rigor—it's about transforming passion into purpose. The Campus Life Fund supports over 100 student organizations, as well as supportive services like the Health & Counseling Center and Career Center to ensure students are supported in all areas of life, while reaching toward their goals.

AREA OF GREATEST NEED

Chancellor's Innovation Fund
Agility is key. The Chancellor's Innovation Fund provides the University with the financial agility needed to quickly respond to emerging opportunities and immediate needs. By investing in the Chancellor's Innovation Fund your gift will support the most innovative projects occurring on campus.

For more information, please contact the Annual Giving Office at annualgiving@du.edu or 303-871-4073

 

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