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Announcing a Visionary Gift to DU

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Rebecca Chopp

Doug (JD ’77) and Mary Scrivner have made a $14 million gift to DU.

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Dear Friends, 

Yesterday the University of Denver community celebrated a visionary gift that will have a tremendous impact on our students, our University and our community for many years to come. Doug (JD ’77) and Mary Scrivner of Los Altos Hills, California have made a $14 million gift that will help us grow our leadership in creating collaborative, innovative solutions to some of the great challenges facing society today. To recognize their transformational support of a key priority of the University’s IMPACT 2025 vision, we have named the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy in their honor. Doug and Mary are also pledging an additional $1 million to support program and initiatives that advance our mission.

Doug and Mary Scrinver

Doug and Mary have been involved with the University for many years, including Doug’s outstanding leadership on the Board of Trustees. Their gift demonstrates the future-focused leadership that is characteristic of their long relationship with the University. They have a deep understanding of the challenges that higher education faces today, and the fact that complex problems call for innovative solutions. Learn more about the Scrivners and the impact of their tremendous generosity in the DU Newsroom.

Thank you for joining me in celebrating Doug and Mary Scrivner’s generosity and the many ways that philanthropy is transforming the University of Denver.


Rebecca Chopp, chancellor