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A Lifetime of Impact

Lifetime Giving Societies | Honoring exceptional vision and generosity

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 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.

At the summit stands an elite group of these donors, recognized and celebrated through our lifetime giving societies. Membership in this inner circle is as exclusive and rare as the foresight of each member in seeing how today's education and research can create tomorrow's world. They are turning their passions into purpose.

Society Levels

1864 Pinnacle Society

Lifetime commitments of $1 million and above

John Evans Society

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

Pioneer Legacy Society

Donors who have included DU in their estate plans through a bequest provision, life-income gift, or other deferred giving arrangement.


For more information on Lifetime Giving Societies, please contact the Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship at 303-871-4591 or DonorRelations@du.edu.

Annual donations may also qualify membership in the Denver Society of Leadership Annual Donors.