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August 6, 2014

Laura Hansen Dean joins university as chief of Gift Planning

Laura Hansen Dean, a seasoned higher education leader with more than 25 years of gift planning experience, joins the University of Colorado staff August 1 as assistant vice president of gift planning for the Office of Advancement. From centralized advancement’s Walnut Street office in Boulder, Dean will lead a team of four individuals who promote […]

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July 28, 2014

Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Aging Center recently received three grant awards, totaling more than $500,000, from the Colorado Health Foundation, Caring for Colorado Foundation and Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging. A two-year $372,708 Colorado Health Foundation grant and a $75,000 Caring for Colorado grant will support the center’s […]

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July 28, 2014

CU law alumnus pledges $1.5 million to support distinctive faculty position

Steve Hillard (’76) knew he wasn’t done giving back to the University of Colorado Law School. He had donated generously to the capital campaign for the Wolf Law Building, but he had bigger plans. “I had a still-unfulfilled obligation to Colorado Law,” said Hillard. “I am humbled by the fact that I have had some […]

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July 21, 2014

Philanthropy at Work: Tanya Heikkila and Todd Ely

Faculty member couple has big hopes for the CU Denver School of Public Affairs “One student at a time”: that is Professor Tanya Heikkila’s hope for building the status of the School of Public Affairs (SPA) as a training ground for tomorrow’s leaders. Heikkila is an associate professor and PhD program director for SPA and […]

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July 18, 2014

University of Colorado sets new benchmark for private support

Total of $298.4 million represents CU’s fourth consecutive record-setting year Private contributions to the University of Colorado have set a new annual record for the institution, which benefited from $298.4 million in support from individuals, foundations and corporations for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. The preliminary figures indicate a 15.3 percent increase […]

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June 26, 2014

Denver philanthropist Frederic C. Hamilton donates $3 million to CU Anschutz

Denver philanthropist Frederic C. Hamilton committed his support for research and patient care at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with a multi-year, $3 million gift in May to support two major campus initiatives. Hamilton pledged $2 million to the CU Eye Center, which is building a new five-story facility on the Anschutz Medical […]

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June 17, 2014

First-generation success story

Scholarship leads student to prestigious medical research Gerardo Lopez Perez was always a good student, keenly interested in science. In high school, he completed his biology labs early and asked his teacher for extra lab work. He was the 2011 valedictorian in Harrison High School in south Colorado Springs. He was, in short, the kind […]

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June 3, 2014

Faculty support leads to student scholarships

Giving back becomes part of Janson’s journey The story of how University of Colorado Denver faculty member Bruce Janson—who helped establish a faculty scholarship for aspiring civil engineers—arrived in Colorado begins “back East.” After completing his doctorate in civil engineering, Janson was working as an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon while his wife, Maria Riva, […]

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June 2, 2014

Unstoppable Woman: Kimberly Warren

Over $100K raised for UCCS women overcoming adversity Kimberly Warren is one of the eight women honored at a University of Colorado Colorado Springs luncheon Wednesday, May 21. All eight women overcame major obstacles—including unstable childhoods and abusive relationships—to graduate from UCCS, with GPAs within spitting distance of a perfect 4.0. More importantly, they now have stabler, […]

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June 2, 2014

Seniors make an infinite impact in 2014

And they have the cords to prove their generosity Members of the CU-Boulder class of 2014 have the opportunity to make a difference for future CU-Boulder students and support the place that means so much to them. This year, they carried on the tradition of giving back to their community and leaving their mark on […]

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