Support The Denver Difference

At DU, we’re sustained and enriched by the generosity of our community.

Your gift helps strengthen our academic offerings, giving us the opportunity to shape a dynamic 4D Experience to prepare the next generation of DU students to change the world.

Your generosity fuels innovation in programs across all disciplines and funds world-changing research in areas ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to early childhood education. In giving to DU, you help to ensure that our students have all the support they need while on campus, plus the career guidance and ongoing resources that help students thrive after graduation.

This partnership with our donors grows out of the community we’ve built here in Denver and around the world, and every gift, no matter how large or small, helps reaffirm and strengthen that community—for the difference we can all make together.

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Impact Stories

People give to DU for a singular purpose: to make a difference. Alumni, parents, friends, those who work at DU — each has a unique reason for giving, and all are united in the purpose of making a difference for our students, our community and our world. Each gift makes a difference. Each donor is The Denver Difference.

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
DU Graduation cap with the letters du decorated
Alumnus Imran Khan Creates Opportunity Through Scholarship Gift
February 23, 2021
Barbara and Andy Taylor
Andy and Barbara Taylor Give $20 Million to Support Students and Operations at DU’s Kennedy Mountain Campus
January 28, 2022
Individual balancing on a ropes course against a blue sky at the Kennedy Mountain Campus.
Bucksbaums’ $2.5 Million Gift Accelerates Adventure at Kennedy Mountain Campus
April 8, 2024
Cappy Shopneck, Jane Hamilton and families seated at ceremony for tennis gift.
DU Trustees and Alumni Donate $2 Million for Denver Tennis Park
January 11, 2018
2022 1GENU students gather on the DU campus.
First-Generation DU Students Benefit from Anonymous $10 Million Gift
March 6, 2023