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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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June 2, 2014

Scott Arthur selected as development chief at CU Anschutz

Following a national search, the University of Colorado has named Scott Arthur as vice chancellor for advancement at the Anschutz Medical Campus, a role he begins today. Arthur brings 15 years of experience as a fundraising leader at major medical institutions and nonprofits. Most recently, he has been vice president of constituent giving at the […]

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May 27, 2014

Remembering Alejandro

Keeping a promise, remembering a friend CU Denver biology student Luis Chavez often rereads text messages from his friend Alejandro Daniel Rodríguez-Prieto as a reminder of their pact to help each other get through medical school. “You and I against the world conquering anything in the medical field,” reads one text. Rodríguez became friends with […]

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May 20, 2014

Stories of Support at CU Anschutz

Marks, Gibbs, Diamond talk philanthropy at annual faculty/staff luncheon On Friday May 15, nearly 100 current and retired Anschutz Medical Campus faculty and staff attended an annual luncheon honoring peers who make financial gifts to the University of Colorado.   Stewarding a health sciences center During the past five years, said Executive Vice Chancellor Lilly […]

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