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We made this together.

Reporting and writing: Melanie M. Sidwell
Design and multimedia: Anne Duquennois
Photography: Glenn Asakawa, Isaiah Downing and Cyrus McCrimmon
Web development: Kevin Reynen and Kelly McCormack
Audience strategy: Nicole Combs, Caroline Fetterolf, Meg Kinney, Katie Princo and Matt Roush
Project editor: Tim Skillern

Additional images courtesy of:
Diana Albhor, Hazel Bain, Colfax Ave Business Improvement District, Headstrong, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, Vincent Ledvina, NASA, Willow Reed, Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs

We’re in this together

CU partnerships powered by philanthropy

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2019 Impact Report to Donors

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Your partnership is essential.

When you support CU, you join forces with an incredible place—a university where students, faculty, researchers and physicians collaborate with countless others to create immediate and enduring impact.

We’re truly in this together. This year, our stories about partnership—strengthened by your philanthropy—show how we can make Colorado and the world better when we invest in each other. Thank you.

Explore our four stories of partnerships.

Resilience

Resilience

This is where people can find a way forward.

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Community

Community

We all gain when our communities are healthy.

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Innovation

Innovation

Technology makes life possible for all of us.

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Wonder

Wonder

As humans, we can’t help but ask why and what.

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Your generosity is a sign of trust.

Thank you for your confidence in CU and the CU Foundation as the prudent stewards of your giving. Your faith in us is vital to our success.

36,810
donors like you gave to CU last year.

$566 million
in gifts were made to support CU.

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Our Mission