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January 15, 2016

MS Center turning life around after disease flips it upside down

In 2006, Christine Cillian’s life changed forever. She wouldn’t know how severely for another two years. Christine, then 29, suffered a severe neurological attack that, she had thought, pointed to multiple sclerosis. Her arms fell limp. She couldn’t walk. Her body failed to function. “Everything turned upside down,” she says. Doctors at the time said […]

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December 4, 2015

Philanthropy at Work: Valerie Brown

As the director of grants at the University of Colorado Denver, Valerie Brown ‘62 knows the importance of giving first hand. For more than 25 years, Brown (a CU-Boulder alumna) has been making contributions that have supported students from diverse backgrounds in order to make their education more affordable and attainable. Brown said she was […]

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November 12, 2015

University of Colorado Foundation Elects New Members to Volunteer Advisory Board

The following distinguished University of Colorado supporters have been elected to serve three-year terms as members of the Board of Trustees of the University of Colorado Foundation: Agneta Albinsson, Wheat Ridge Barry Amman, Littleton Akram Atallah, Manhattan Beach, Calif. Jane Dillon, Colorado Springs Carol Frank, Boulder Stephen Hansen, Santa Fe, Calif. Michael Hora, Chicago and […]

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November 4, 2015

The Colorado Trust Gives $3 Million in Support of Endowed Chair in American Indian Health

DENVER (Nov. 3, 2015) – A $3 million gift has established The Colorado Trust Chair in American Indian Health at the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH) in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This generous contribution by The Colorado Trust will enhance CAIANH’s […]

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November 2, 2015

Philanthropy at Work: Cathy Bodine

Cathy Bodine began her career in assistive technology—a term that describes equipment and services used by individuals with disabilities—in 1985 after she graduated from college. There was little technology of that nature at that time, she said, and her first five clinical clients were non-speaking. “I didn’t know what to do, but I found technology […]

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October 2, 2015

Philanthropy at Work: Mary Connelly

Mary Connelly’s parents never went to college, and they didn’t make much money as part of the working class in her small New Jersey town 10 miles west of Manhattan. Yet after she graduated with her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, her father sent $20 every year to Connelly’s alma mater. I […]

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September 21, 2015

Gift will expand UCCS veteran and military student services home

The Forster House is home to UCCS offices to assist military and veteran students. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will expand space devoted to serving veteran and active duty military students. In a recent meeting with veteran students and community supporters, Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak announced plans to move the current […]

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August 26, 2015

Mike Pritchard Named Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of CU Foundation

DENVER – Mike Pritchard has been appointed Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the University of Colorado Foundation, effective September 14. In his new role, Pritchard will be responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of the Foundation’s operations. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, where he majored […]

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August 14, 2015

Philanthropy at Work: Mark Deutchman

“Philanthropy at Work” is a series that highlights CU faculty and staff whose generosity has made a positive impact. To suggest a profile idea, contact Melanie M. Sidwell. Mark Deutchman, MD, knows the many hats worn by rural physicians. The population of the town (at least according to the sign outside the city limit) where […]

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July 24, 2015

CU exceeds $375 million in another record year for private support

The university surpasses prior year’s total for 6th consecutive year DENVER – Private contributions to the University of Colorado increased more than 19 percent during the fiscal year ending June 30, setting a new one-year record of more than $375.4 million in support from individuals, foundations and corporations. CU benefited this year from the largest […]

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