'Christy's Match' supports gifts of Leeds faculty, staff

By Staff

Christy Orris, board chair of the Leeds School of Business, has made a $10,000 gift toward the school aimed to incentivize giving to the school by Leeds faculty and staff.

Orris has offered to match, dollar for dollar up to $100, gifts made toward an array of giving opportunities at the school.

"What we want to do is encourage giving throughout the faculty and staff," she said. "The goal, for me, is 100 percent participation."

More than 25 Leeds faculty and staff already have taken advantage of the match.

"I teach entrepreneurship, so I supported the entrepreneurship program," said Eva Yao, assistant professor at Leeds. "I think it's really important that I show that interest and enthusiasm to the students."

Nearly $8,000 remains available to match Leeds faculty/staff donations; gifts may support more than a dozen specific designations within the school.

To make a gift, call 303-492-1856, stop by Koelbel S318, or visit Checks should be made payable to the CU Foundation, with your gift allocation on the memo line.

To view a video about this matching gift initiative, click here.