For nearly a quarter century, Les and Marianne Franklin, through their Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth, have devoted substantial efforts and resources to helping underserved Metro Denver youth develop self-esteem, life skills and the goal of pursuing higher education. The Franklins’ goals will outlive them at the University of Colorado Denver, where they are making [...]
Some 80 Anschutz Medical Campus faculty, staff and fundraisers—nearly all of whom make financial gifts to the University of Colorado—gathered Friday at the Trivisible Room for the campus’s first luncheon for faculty and staff. They heard remarks from foundation and campus leadership as well as donors Fred Grover, M.D., Susan Hagedorn, Ph.D. (’95), Catherine Jarvis, [...]
Written by Jeremy Simon • Issue: May 16, 2013 • Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus • Tags: Creating Futures, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
With the gift, the newly renamed Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship will expand its annual Business Plan competition to encompass universities throughout Colorado and the West.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Nearly half the funds were donated through the University of Colorado Foundation, the university’s development and investment management arm.
The associate professor in the College of Architecture and Planning at CU Denver donates to a project close to her heart: the student journal ROOT.
Professor Fred Anderson directs the University of Colorado Boulder’s Honors Program, earned a doctorate from Harvard, has received prestigious fellowships and has taught in the history department since 1983.
The CU Foundation’s biannual magazine, Creating Futures, is now available, featuring stories and images that celebrate philanthropy at the University of Colorado. The cover story features Clancy and Linda Herbst, who have given generously to each of CU’s campuses and are the founding donors of the Herbst Program of Humanities for Engineers at CU-Boulder The [...]
UCCS program director understands the importance of investing in youth because she’s been on the other side of the fence.
Thousands upon thousands of young men and women have successfully found their way to college and graduation thanks to the guidance of Danny Martinez.
The University of Colorado Foundation has named Richard W. Lawrence as its new president and chief executive officer following a national search.
This issue, CU Connections debuts a new feature series, Philanthropy at Work. Each installment will highlight faculty and staff who have made gifts to CU.
Personal experience with mentoring at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business inspired alumnus Gordon Trafton to donate $500,000 to support the school’s Professional Mentorship Program (PMP). As part of the Creating Futures fundraising campaign, the gift is the cornerstone in an effort to build a $1 million endowment for mentoring over the [...]
A landmark $35 million endowment gift by the Leeds family to the University of Colorado Boulder in 2001 was celebrated at a surprise 10th anniversary dinner Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Hotel Boulderado. At the dinner — attended by CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano, Leeds School of Business Dean David Ikenberry and CU Foundation CEO Wayne [...]
The University of Colorado Foundation has launched Creating Futures magazine, which aims to celebrate philanthropy at CU and generate enthusiasm and support for CU’s $1.5 billion Creating Futures fundraising campaign. The first issue, available in print and online, was introduced Monday through broadcast e-mail to all CU alumni and donors by campaign chairs Bruce and [...]
Since the campaign began in July 2006, more than $530 million in private gifts and grants have come through the CU Foundation.
There’s no doubt he’s a sports fan, but his biggest rooting interest is the students – athletes and nonathletes – whom he helps educate at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Cancer League of Colorado has filled a unique niche throughout its 43 years, providing seed grants for promising yet untested cancer research projects — the types of grants no other funder offers on a systematic basis in the Rocky Mountain region. Scores of University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers have earned these grants this past [...]
Having led the University of Colorado’s fundraising arm to its five most successful years, Hutchens will retire after nearly six years as president and chief executive officer of the CU Foundation.
Infants and small children in Colorado and New Mexico — particularly those in underserved and at-risk demographics — will benefit from better access to care, service delivery, integration, provider training and public awareness of early childhood mental health, thanks to a major grant to the Harris Healthy Infant Program (HHIP) at the University of Colorado [...]
More than 1,800 areas at the University of Colorado received more than $213.2 million in private support this past year — the largest total in CU history, according to preliminary figures announced today.
She will oversee CU’s state and national efforts to build a network to convey the university’s educational, research and economic contributions to Colorado and beyond.
The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder has announced that alumnus Richard “Dick” M. Burridge Sr. (’51 finance) has made a $2.5 million gift that, combined with other commitments, will establish the Burridge Chair in Finance – the first chair to be established at the school. “This endowed chair is one [...]
More than 90 people gathered at the Denver Country Club on May 26 for the University of Colorado Foundation’s annual luncheon for the Heritage Society