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Thank You to our 2013 Honorees

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

Donald Bennallack, MD

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Dr. Bennallack enjoyed a successful career as a beloved OB/GYN, delivering more than 3,000 babies. He decided to pay it forward by leaving a deferred gift through his estate to support scholarships for medical students. If you would like to support medical scholarships, click here.

Mary Rossick Kern & Jerome H. Kern

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Mary and Jerry Kern, individually and together, exemplify the spirit of philanthropy. We celebrate their contributions to the Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome Kern Endowed Chair in Thyroid Tumor Research. We also thank them for their decade-plus of philanthropy to the study of neurobiology of mental disorders in children. If you are interested in supporting thyroid research or research on children’s mental disorders, please click here.

The Piton Foundation

The Piton Foundation

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The Piton Foundation provides opportunities for children and their families to move from poverty and dependence to self-reliance. Its vision is a better future for the low-income children of Denver. Through a partnership with the School of Public Affairs, Piton has been able to define its major strategic initiative. The Children’s Corridor seeks to ensure that 39,000 at-risk children in some of the most underserved neighborhoods in Denver and Aurora are ready for kindergarten, have a medical home, and, graduate from high school prepared for college and career. If you are interested in supporting the School of Public Affairs, please click here.

Delta Dental of Colorado & Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation

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Through the support of Delta Dental, the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine works to ensure that medical students now graduate with training in oral health. This collaboration between dentistry and medicine enhances preventive care and improves oral health outcomes. Together, we can improve the oral health of every Coloradan. If you are interested in supporting the School of Dental Medicine, please click here.

CoBank

CoBank

CoBank, the largest financial institution headquartered in the state of Colorado, recognizes the importance of supporting higher education, specifically the areas of finance, commodities, and risk management. CoBank  established a scholarship along with a professorship in the Business School to support students and faculty with an interest in agriculture or energy-related commodities, risk management and/or finance. This investment by CoBank is Creating Futures. If you would like to support the CoBank Scholarship Fund, please click here. To support the CoBank Professorship Fund, please click here.