You’re the difference-maker

Welcome to the heart of The Denver Difference campaign!

We’re thrilled to invite every member of the DU community to join us in redefining the promise of higher education. Whether you’re a student, staff, faculty, alumni, parent, friend of DU, or Denver community member, there’s a place for you in The Denver Difference.

Our campaign is about action. We’re actively solving societal complexities through visionary leadership, research, scholarship and strong partnerships. But this isn’t just about fundraising – get involved by staying in touch, attending events and volunteering!

We’re excited to embark on this journey with you!

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During our campaign, we have set ambitious goals to partner with the DU community, engaging 7,500 volunteers and connecting with 135,000 engaged constituents. As we roll up our sleeves to make a difference, we invite you to be a part of The Denver Difference, showing the world what DU can do.

VolunteerDU has a menu of volunteer opportunities and is your chance to engage with the DU community. Choose from a variety of one-off and ongoing projects that are meaningful to you.

Together, let’s make transformation possible and raise everyone’s hopes for the future.

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The Denver Difference campaign launch events on April 18 and 19 provided an exclusive celebration and kick off to the most exciting and ambitious campaign in DU’s history. DU community members learned first-hand how DU is redefining the promise of higher education and our impact in Denver and beyond. Regional campaign launch events will be announced soon and we look forward to bringing The Denver Difference campaign events to a city near you. 

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Campaign Launch Celebration

On April 18 and 19, DU launched The Denver Difference. Thank you to everyone who joined in on the celebration. Take a look back at these amazing events that showcased the power of the DU community!

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Impact Stories

Doug and Mary Scrivner on the University of Denver campus
$14 Million Gift Establishes Scrivner Institute of Public Policy
September 20, 2018
Exterior of the Daniels College of Business building
$1M Gift Launches First Family Business Program in Higher Education in Colorado Region
July 3, 2019
Eric Lindstrom and Michael Pulman
A Partnership and a Legacy
May 26, 2020