The CU Board of Regents on Wednesday voted to to allow President Bruce Benson to deviate from the standard search process as he looks for a chief fundraiser to oversee a realignment of CU’s fundraising and advancement efforts.
The Spring 2013 issue of Creating Futures magazine is now available. This 40-page issue, available in Zmags format or at the CU Foundation web site, celebrates philanthropy throughout the University of Colorado, with feature subjects that include: The Boots to Suits program at CU Denver, which is helping military veterans transition into civilian careers The Linda Crnic [...]
The groundbreaking CU Teach program at the University of Colorado Boulder was awarded $878,115 this month by the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)—matching an equal amount that private donors had contributed to the program during a recent 16-month period. The private gifts totaling $878,115 for the program include major commitments by Richard McCray, a [...]
In appreciation of the outstanding treatment she received from University of Colorado ophthalmologists, Sue Anschutz-Rodgers has donated $2 million that, combined with other commitments, establishes the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases. This endowment fund, which will support CU School of Medicine research in retinal diseases, represents a strong vote of confidence as CU [...]
A better understanding of the core drivers that help great leaders innovate — and avoid failure — is key to advancing global enterprise. The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is now better equipped to advance this understanding, thanks to a new $2.25 million gift from the Thomas Stix Guggenheim family [...]
Former President of the University of Colorado Foundation Charles Gillette (Charlie) McCord died March 16 surrounded by his family. He was 78. McCord served as president of the foundation from 1981 to 2000. During his career, McCord received a number of awards and recognitions. He was honored with the Alumni C Club Award from the [...]
Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Payroll & Benefit Services. CU-Boulder Kevin F. Burns, 49, facilities management. Feb. 6, 2013. Lois M. Jones, 91, faculty retiree. Feb. 21, 2013. Thomas W. Noyes, 65, classified staff retiree. March 1, 2013. Phyllis J. [...]
Jeannie and Jack Thompson have made an unprecedented commitment to the Jazz Studies program at the University of Colorado Boulder — building $1.6 million in combined gifts to trigger a new $2 million program endowment. To honor and recognize this transformational gift, the program will be renamed the Thompson Jazz Studies Program, as announced at [...]
Stories of life-changing university research, and the people who make it possible, were celebrated at the Sixth Annual Donor Recognition Dinner. The event drew a full house to the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Feb. 7. Leaders of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of [...]
Thanks to more than $2 million in private support — including a $1 million lead gift — the Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has successfully completed an 18-month effort to endow a chair for the center’s directorship. The inaugural holder of the Judith and Joseph Wagner [...]
In the wake of Friday’s shootings in Newtown, Conn., parents are struggling with the urgent issue of how to help their children and families.
The business professor’s dedication to education and her desire to honor a friend and business associate drove her to donate to CU Denver.
The Fall 2012 issue of Creating Futures magazine is now available. This 36-page issue, available in Zmags format, celebrates philanthropy throughout the University of Colorado, with feature subjects that include: The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, which thanks to The Anschutz Foundation has a new building and ambitious programs that promote healthier lifestyles How an anonymous donor [...]
CU Connections will not publish new issues on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22), Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. For the Nov. 29 issue, deadline for submissions is noon Monday, Nov. 19. The final new issue before the winter holiday break will appear Thursday, Dec. 20; deadline for submissions is noon Friday, Dec. 14. During the holiday [...]
The University of Colorado Foundation has elected Carl A. (“Spike”) Eklund of Denver to a two-year term as chair of its Board of Directors, and Jeremy O. May of Broomfield to a two-year term as vice chair. Eklund, senior counsel at Ballard Spahr LLP, brings to this role substantial experience and passion for the University [...]
Fresh off its debut at last week’s Men for the Cure event, the University of Colorado Hospital’s Pink Life Saver is rolling into Boulder for two Be Colorado health screening events next week. The 38-foot-long vehicle is the hospital’s first mobile mammography unit, a clinic on wheels that provides breast cancer screening services to women [...]
The CU Foundation recently hired three professionals to work on University of Colorado Colorado Springs fundraising priorities. Margo Hatton was named director of development, Melinda Hageman was appointed associate director of development, and Judson Carter accepted a position as assistant director of development. Hatton, of Pueblo, previously served as manager of development and education partnerships [...]
Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has formed a partnership with the Colorado School of Public Health to develop a program designed to improve the health of Colorado businesses, workers and their families. The partnership includes a gift of $500,000 for the first year of what is expected to be a multi-year [...]
The Surplus Lines Association of Colorado has committed $300,000 to the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program at University of Colorado Denver Business School. The gift will endow a scholarship fund and underwrite an international Risk Management and Insurance travel course that will help the program develop students who will graduate prepared to join the [...]
Following a national search, the University of Colorado Foundation has named Dennis C. Piper as vice president and chief financial officer, a role he began Monday. Piper brings a strong track record and more than 30 years of broad-based corporate financial experience to the position. Most recently he was senior vice president at Northern Trust [...]
The Anschutz Foundation has committed $2 million to launch two new initiatives at the University of Colorado Boulder designed to make the Leeds School of Business a more powerful economic contributor to Colorado and beyond. The contribution from the Anschutz Foundation will be divided evenly between two undergraduate programs. The first, a new business minor, [...]
The Caring for Colorado Foundation recently awarded a $100,000 grant to the University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The grant will improve access to nursing education programs and expand the health care workforce in southern Colorado through the use [...]
Lilly Marks, vice president of health affairs at the University of Colorado and executive vice chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus, received an Outstanding Women in Business award Aug. 16. Marks received the award in the category of Education, Government and Nonprofits. The 14th annual awards were presented by the Denver Business Journal, and the [...]
This summer’s traumatic events hit close to home for many across the University of Colorado system.
Using computers on the Internet is like driving a car on the road: You take steps to protect yourself, but sooner or later an accident might happen. Despite taking steps to protect yourself, sometimes your computer or personal information might be compromised. Still, you can take steps to respond quickly and save yourself a lot [...]
Nearly half the funds were donated through the University of Colorado Foundation, the university’s development and investment management arm.
An estate gift from Laguna Beach, Calif., resident J. Thomas (“Tommy”) Swanson will provide several scholarships in perpetuity for CU Denver nursing students, honoring his late wife who had CU ties and had logged more than 23,000 volunteer hours at a California hospital. The Margery B. Swanson Scholarship Fund has been established with proceeds from [...]
With today’s issue, CU Connections resumes its regular weekly publication schedule for the new academic year. A new edition appears each Thursday morning throughout the year. During part of the summer, new editions appear every other Thursday. Connections will not publish new issues on Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving), Dec. 27 and Jan. 3, 2013. Deadline for [...]
Kelly Fox, senior vice chancellor at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently announced the launch of an internal search for the post of vice chancellor for administration.
When a young caller for the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual giving program asked Roe Green a decade ago if she would consider increasing her $100 annual gift to $150, he was the first to get the hint that Green might become a key part of the theater program from which she’d graduated in 1970. [...]