E-STEM - Diversity Makes Us Stronger

226% of $10,000 goal
This campaign ended on May 20, 2021, but you can still make a gift to University of Denver by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorLaura E Dean matched $25

Valerie Appelbaum photoValerie Appelbaum matched $25

An Anonymous DonorAnthea Johnson Rooen matched $100

An Anonymous DonorLissy Garrison matched $250

An Anonymous DonorBrian A Peagler matched $500

An Anonymous DonorDenise O'Leary matched $2,000

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 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
Gifts to E-STEM - Diversity Makes Us Stronger contribute to:
2,552 Donors - $942,234 Donated

E-STEM provides a home base for participating students by helping them build a multi-tiered support system that will last well beyond their first year. Short for Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, E-STEM is a partnership between the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science and the Center for Multicultural Excellence. This program creates pathways to academic success for students from underrepresented groups in the fields of science, math and engineering. By funding this program you’re saying yes to diversity, yes to community, and yes to the next generation of leaders.

Transitioning into life on campus can be intimidating for freshmen - especially for first generation and historically underrepresented students in the STEM fields. Studies have shown that one-third of first-generation students dropped out of college after three years, compared to 14% of their peers whose parents had earned a degree. About two-thirds of the children of college graduates were set to graduate on time three years after enrolling, compared to 48% of first-generation students. Our E-STEM program has a 90% persistence rate and will be graduating our first group this year!

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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Thank you for making this 1Day4DU so special.

From all of us at the University of Denver, thank you for your generous contribution to the E-STEM project this 1Day4DU. Your support will go on to make an immediate impact in the lives of countless DU community members. Today, we celebrate you and the change you are helping to create at DU. 

Thank you.

74 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Goal Reached! Keep going!

E-STEM has reached its goal! But don't give up now: your gift today can go above and beyond in helping even more students from underrepresented groups find success in the fields of science, math, and engineering.  

75 days ago by Natalie Sochacki
Thank you, Sara Buhr!

Thank you to Sara Buhr for your generous lead gift of $500 to help kick off 1Day4DU, we appreciate your early support!

76 days ago by Piper Collings
​Thank you, Clint and Meg Emmerich!

Thank you, Clint and Meg Emmerich, for your generous lead gift of $500 to help kick off 1Day4DU!

76 days ago by Natalie Sochacki

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