1Day4DU

2,552
Donors
98% of 2,600 Donor goal
$942,234
Donated
This campaign ended on May 20, 2021, but you can still make a gift to University of Denver by clicking here!
1st Generation Graduation Celebration
88% 49 Donorsfunded$4,410 Donated
Art and Art History Beyond the Classroom
103% 46 Donorsfunded$5,154 Donated
Clothing Account for Students in Hospitality
406% 39 Donorsfunded$20,301 Donated
Community Commons: Welcome our Students Home
66% 18 Donorsfunded$3,320 Donated
DU PRIDE: LGBTQ+ Student Support Fund
310% 91 Donorsfunded$9,301 Donated
E-STEM - Diversity Makes Us Stronger
226% 77 Donorsfunded$22,650 Donated
Imagine Stronger Schools Next Year!
20% 13 Donorsfunded$1,027 Donated
Native American Student Support Fund
142% 99 Donorsfunded$14,252 Donated
Our Stories, Our Medicine Archive
9% 29 Donorsfunded$982 Donated
Sports Equipment for At-Risk Youth (CPEX)
126% 35 Donorsfunded$3,795 Donated
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An Anonymous DonorGrace Baker matched $5

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An Anonymous DonorAshley Wald matched $125

Andrea Smith photoAndrea Smith matched $250

An Anonymous DonorLissy Garrison matched $250

An Anonymous DonorLynnea G Hutton matched $250

An Anonymous DonorMark Heiser matched $500

An Anonymous DonorWyatt and Anne Hornsby matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAlexander Pankonin matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDenise O'Leary matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDenise O'Leary matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorRussell and Sheryl LaScala matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorWendy Dratler Selin matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorMark Mitchell matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDoug and Mary Scrivner matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDoug and Mary Scrivner matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorBrad Feld and Amy Batchelor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDr. Frank Hielscher matched $10,000
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Grace Baker photoGrace Baker gave $5 because $1,000 was donated in 22 days

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Oh gave $20

An Anonymous DonorPiper Martin gave $100

Meghan Montelibano-Gorman photoMeghan gave $150

An Anonymous DonorLissy A Garrison gave $250

Michael Ransom photoMichael Ransom gave $1,000


An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $10,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Ingrassia Family gave $25,000
About

Welcome to 1Day4DU! Thank you for joining us on our annual day of giving as we come together to make an immediate and direct impact on students lives, in our academic programs' long term success, and for the public good. Join the entire DU Community to make a difference today! Get involved by:

1. Making a gift to an area you feel most passionate about!

2. Creating a match or challenge gift. Encourage others to give by doubling the impact of any given project!

3. Sharing your DU Pride. Spread the word about #1Day4DU through social media, text, or email for any project!




Did you know that your gift to the University of Denver could qualify for a charitable tax deduction of up to $300 for individuals ($600 for couples filing jointly), even if you don’t itemize your deductions? More info here: https://giftplanning.du.edu/extended-tax-benefits


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Updates
Thank you for making this 1Day4DU so special.

From all of us at DU, thank you for your support this 1Day4DU. Today, we celebrate you and the change you are helping to create at DU. 

Thank you.

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Last call for 1Day4DU!


Last call! 1Day4DU has already been a huge success and your support means so much to our students, our faculty and staff, and our big DU community. If you haven't made a gift yet to a project that inspires you, you've got two hours until the window closes!

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
DU Senior Aspires to Serve Some of Society’s Most Vulnerable


Read about the story of how Megan Lindenmeyer fulfilled her dream of an education that would help her help others. If you feel inspired by Megan's story, we hope you'll consider a gift to the 1Day4DU Scholarships project to support the dreams of both current and future students.

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
A special message from Coach Perkins!

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Jules Norton talks about why she hearts mental health and why it's so important for colleges like DU to empower students with wellness education.

Give back to the Thrive Peer Educator program this 1Day4DU!

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Women's basketball coach, Coach Woods, speaks about what this 1Day4DU means for DU athletics!

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Fueled By a Desire to Serve: How Andy Fox's path to higher education influenced his dedication to the public good.


Throughout his time at DU, scholarship recipient Andy Fox says he has come to understand that his and others’ research can have ripple effects that traverse geographic boundaries. Whatever he does, Fox says he wants to be in a place where he can serve people, just as DU’s donors have done through their philanthropy. Read more about Fox's journey, and donate to the DU scholarship project and support future students.

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Kelly Schlabach reveals how much the Student Assistance Fund has already given to DU students in need this year!

Donate to the Student Assistance Fund this 1Day4DU to support DU students in need!

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Hear first hand from Eva Esakoff about the impact the Thrive Peer Educators have on the DU community!


Contribute to the Thrive Peer Educator program this 1Day4DU!

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
A DU Journey Made Possible Through Scholarships: How Lexi Girard and her dual degree are blazing new paths.


“The financial support from donors is vital,” Girard says. “Like during 1Day4DU, when donors give to student organizations — that’s how we can have big events that advance our mission and help students.” One such event was “Women of Wisdom,” which brought together nearly 100 professional alumni and students for mentoring and dialogue. If you feel inspired by Lexi's journey, we hope you'll consider a donation to the 1Day4DU Scholarships project.

Read more about Lexi's story.

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
1000 donors and counting!


1,000 DU community members have come together on our 7th annual day of caring to make an immediate and lasting impact in our students’ lives, in our undergraduate and graduate programs’ long term success, and for the public good. Thank you to all who have given this 1Day!

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Joe and Sharon Saunders!

Shout out to Joe and Sharon Saunders for their donation today! We are so grateful to you! 

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart encourages your support of our women's gymnastics program this 1Day4DU.

155 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you to Bob and Judi Newman!

Bob and Judi Newman, you have blown us away with your tremendous gift to the Newman Center Musical Explorers program this 1DAY! Thank you for supporting our community in such a profound way! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Susan Cordova and Eric Duran!

Shout out to Susan Cordova and Eric Duran for their donation to the DU Latino Association (DULAA) Endowed Scholarship today! We are so grateful to you! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
​​Thank you to Alexander Pankonin!

Thank you to Alexander Pankonin for being one of our very first supporters this 1DAY by donating to the Newman Center Musical Explorers! Who wants to join them and show some kindness to one of our amazing initiatives today?

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Read Sofia Gonzalez-Mayagoitia's story on how scholarships are helping her shape the future of international policy.


DU Student Today; Madam Secretary Tomorrow? Find out how Sofia's double major at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies is setting her up for a future to shape international policy. 

If you're inspired by Sofia's story and experience, we hope you'll consider making a gift to the 1Day4DU Scholarships project to fuel Sofia's and her peers' dreams.

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Mark Falcone and Ellen Bruss!

We want to show some gratitude to Mark Falcone and Ellen Bruss for their gift today to Black Women LEAD! You are making a difference in the lives of our entire DU family! Thank you! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Mark and Erin Mitchell!

Mark and Erin Mitchell won’t toot their own horn, but we will! An immense thank you for your contribution today! Your gift means the world to our students, faculty, and staff. 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you to Craig and Nicole Harrison!

Everyone, shower some gratitude on Craig and Nicole Harrison for their generous support of PLP Leadership Development! Your gift will have such a positive impact on our DU community! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Fred Waldeck!

We just did a double-take! Thank you, Fred Waldeck for being such an amazing advocate of 1DAY4DU! Let’s keep the momentum going, everyone! We have so many meaningful initiatives that could use some support! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Coach David Carle of our men's hockey team speaks about what this 1Day4DU is all about.

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Navin and Rita Dimond!

We want to show some gratitude to Navin and Rita Dimond for their gift today! You are making a difference in the lives of our entire DU family! Thank you! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Margot Gilbert Frank!

Everyone, shower some gratitude on Margot Gilbert Frank for their generous support of DU Scholarships! Your gift will have such a positive impact on our DU community! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
The Ripple Effect of “Gifting Someone Choice”: Scott Rosenbach's journey from architect to lawyer.


Discover how Scott chartered his unconventional path from architect to lawyer. If you feel inspired by Scott's story, we hope you'll consider a gift to the 1Day4DU Scholarships project.

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Cappy Shopneck!

Thank you to DU Board of Trustee member Cappy Shopneck for being such an amazing advocate of 1DAY4DU by giving to women's tennis! Let’s keep the momentum going, everyone! We have so many meaningful initiatives that could use some support! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Jeffrey and Denise Hopmayer!

We want to show some gratitude to Jeffrey and Denise Hopmayer for their gift to the Clothing Account for Students in Hospitality project! You are making a difference in the lives of our entire DU family! Thank you! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, David Corsun and Cheri Young!

Shout out to David Corsun and Cheri Young for their donation today! We are so grateful to you! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Check out how you can help our DU student athletes this 1Day4DU!

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Jim Griesemer!

Jim Griesemer won’t toot their own horn, but we will! An immense thank you for your contribution today to women's gymnastics! Your gift means the world to our students, faculty, and staff. 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Jon and Kristen Kraus!

Everyone, shower some gratitude on Jon and Kristen Kraus for their generous support of DU Prison Arts Initiative Radio AND the Native American Student Support Fund! Your gifts will have such a positive impact on our DU community! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Tryg and Vicki Myhren!

Tryg and Vicki Myhren, you have blown us away with your tremendous gift this 1DAY! Thank you for supporting our community in such a profound way! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
​Alumnus Imran Khan Creates Opportunity Through Scholarship Gift

A native of Bangladesh who came to the United States to attend DU, Khan says that much of who he is today, both professionally and personally, is because of his experience at DU. The academic landscape at DU, he says, gave him a deep understanding of concepts like finance that would play a significant role in his career. “I didn’t even know that Wall Street existed before coming to DU,” Khan says, who later made a name for himself on that very street. If you feel inspired by Imran's story of paying it forward to the next generation of DU students and future alumni, we hope you'll consider making a gift to support Scholarships on 1Day4DU.

Read more about Imran Khan!

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Otto and Yvonne Tschudi!

Shout out to Otto and Yvonne Tschudi for their donation today to our men's ski team! We are so grateful to you! 


156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Dave and Phyllis Johnstone!

We want to show some gratitude to Dave and Phyllis Johnstone for their gift today to the Clothing Account for Students in Hospitality project! You are making a difference in the lives of our entire DU family! Thank you! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Welcome to the Community Commons.


For 157 years, DU has needed a central campus location where students can connect in a place they call their own. The new heart of our campus, THE COMMUNITY COMMONS, is a dynamic hub of student opportunities and resources to help students navigate the unique demands of this historic academic year and beyond. We hope you'll consider making a gift to support the future of the DU student experience!

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Wendy Selin!

Wendy Selin, you have blown us away with your tremendous gift this 1DAY! Thank you for supporting our community and the DU SciTech Summer Camp for Girls program in such a profound way! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Russell and Sheryl LaScala!

Everyone, shower some gratitude on Russell and Sheryl LaScala for their generous support of the Learning Effectiveness Program! Your gift will have such a positive impact on our DU community! 


156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
1Day4DU hits 500 donors!


Thank you to all 500 DU alumni, parents, students, faculty, and friends who have come together so far to support our students and community! 

Your support is what fuels the DU community today and everyday. #1Day4DU

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
A note from USG President and Vice President, Ryan Hyde and Dajah Brooks, on why you should support IRISE this 1Day4DU!

USG President and Vice President speak about the importance of the IRISE program. 

Your donation to IRISE this 1Day4DU can help develop, support, and implement academic programs and activities that promote the advancement of historically underrepresented populations at DU.

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Our men's basketball coach as a special message for our DU community!

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Learn more about DU's Thrive Peer Educators!

CLICK HERE to learn more about how the Thrive Peer Educator Program is empowering students to support the health and well-being of the DU community! 

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Read about how scholarships made Sterling's dream a reality!


Turning a Long-Held Passion into a Future Career: Discover how Sterling Foster is using his Emergent Digital Practices major and computer science minor at DU thanks to the generous support of scholarship donors. If you feel inspired by Sterling's story, we hope you'll consider a gift to the 1Day4DU Scholarships project.

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Welcome to 1Day4DU!


Welcome to 1Day4DU! Thank you for joining us on our 7th annual day of giving as we come together to make an immediate and direct impact on students lives, in our academic programs' long term success, and for the public good. Join the entire DU Community to make a difference today! Get involved by:

1. Making a gift to an area you feel has the most impact.

2. Creating a match or challenge gift. Encourage others to give by doubling the impact of any given project.

3. Sharing your DU Pride. Spread the word about #1Day4DU and our day of caring through social media, text, or email on any project.

156 days ago by Natalie Sochacki

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