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When you invest in CU, your impact is mighty

In fiscal year 2021, 29,793 donors made 54,543 gifts to support CU.

You invested:

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$53Min scholarships
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$127Min research and discovery
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$28Mto attract talented faculty
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$201Mto transform health care

There are stories of true impact behind those numbers—stories of how giving pays dividends in joy.

To understand how giving can bring joy to the lives of others around us, we asked our CU community: What brings you joy?

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$371.2 million given last fiscal year

Every dollar you give creates a positive impact. Giving helps students achieve their dreams, enables deep satisfaction in one’s calling, sparks the giddy joy of discovery and magnifies the impact of innovative minds.

92% of gifts were less than $2,500

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The average size of a gift was $6,806

Find out more about your investments in CU

Despite a challenging year, donors like you advanced CU’s mission with support from all corners of the CU community.

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Our Mission

CU Foundation

We receive, manage and prudently invest private support for the benefit of the University of Colorado and support the university’s philanthropic endeavors through donor stewardship.

CU Advancement

We aspire to unite donors with their passions, elevate grand ideas and prudently manage philanthropy—all to spark enduring support of a university that creates transformative impact in our communities and around the world.