Category: Giving Spotlight

Dave and Gail Liniger
Liniger Center on Franchising will be a New Resource for Business Community
18 April 2024
Dave and Gail Liniger have been helping others find success in business for 50 years, and their legacy will expand dramatically through a new center at the University of Denver. The ...
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Frederick Pardee with his honorary PhD diploma from the University of Denver
Pardee estate bequest brings total University of Denver giving to $24.5 million
10 April 2024
For 17 years, the Pardee Institute for International Futures has used data and built tools to analyze our complex world and enhance human well-being. Frederick Pardee’s visionary generosity—during his lifetime and, ...
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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
8 April 2024
Just say yes to adventure. You never know what might happen. Through the generosity of John (BA ’78) and Jacolyn Bucksbaum, students at the University of Denver will have the setting, ...
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Group of choral singers performing at the Lamont School of Music
McGoldrick Matching Gift Campaign raises over $4M for DU’s Lamont School of Music
5 April 2024
The Michael McGoldrick Matching Gift Campaign raised over $4 million to benefit the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. Nearly half the gifts were designated to support ...
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Condoleezza Rice speaking on stage at an event
Korbel Celebrates First Full-Time Rice Family Professor of Practice
5 April 2024
Former United States secretary of state Condoleezza Rice (BA ’74, PhD ’81, Hon. PhD ’96) established the Rice Family Endowed Professor of Practice in DU’s Josef Korbel School of International ...
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Arial view of University of Denver campus in fall with Denver skyline in the distance
Kirkpatrick Gift Funds Early Literacy Efforts
7 November 2023
Taylor Kirkpatrick (International MBA ‘04) believes that books are for everyone. He also believes that access to books and early literacy programs can contribute to children’s — and their families’ ...
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2022 1GENU students gather on the DU campus.
First-Generation DU Students Benefit from Anonymous $10 Million Gift
6 March 2023
An anonymous $10 million gift – inspired by a DU student’s praise of a current first-generation program -- significantly expands the reach of scholarships and programs for students who are ...
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Barbara and Andy Taylor
Andy and Barbara Taylor Give $20 Million to Support Students and Operations at DU’s Kennedy Mountain Campus
28 January 2022
Students at the University of Denver will experience a multitude of transformational leadership, exploration and community-building programs at the James C. Kennedy Mountain Campus thanks to the generosity of Andy ...
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Archive photo of a young Joy Burns
Joy Burns’ Estate Gift Extends Her Legacy of Supporting Students
18 November 2021
When the University of Denver most needed steady and strategic leadership, Joy Burns provided it. When DU needed an indefatigable champion, Joy Burns was there. And now, thanks to a generous estate ...
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Tryg and Vicki Myhrens in an art gallery
Myhren Generosity Benefits the Student Experience Across Campus
17 February 2021
For more than 30 years, students and programs across the University of Denver have felt the impact of Trygve (Tryg) and Vicki Myhren’s leadership and philanthropy. From women’s and men’s ...
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