Benson Society

The Benson Society celebrates the University of Colorado's most generous philanthropic partners who have committed $1 million or more in lifetime giving to CU. Their passion and vision for what matters to them are essential to advancing vital areas of our society: student success, research and discovery, health care, entrepreneurship and diverse communities. Established in 2017, the Benson Society salutes former CU President Bruce Benson and former First Lady Marcy Benson for their personal and professional dedication to philanthropy.

2021 Benson Society Gala

We are grateful to our members who joined us for Gala Apart, Grateful Together, our 2021 virtual celebration. And we're sorry we missed our members who couldn't attend. Below is our evening's program, including our musical guests' performances and impact stories.


An uncommon commitment to the common good

Before Colorado was Colorado, there was a profound spirit of discovery, curiosity and unexplored wonder. It was then that we harnessed our passion for adventure and forged paths toward exhilarating futures.

The most generous philanthropists who invest in the University of Colorado today propel this journey forward, setting our world on a course toward infinite possibility.

Our journey continues today, thanks in large part to their generosity, passion and vision. At the heart of their investments is the desire for a better future filled with top talent, boundless innovation, immense opportunity and strong communities. Their generosity is truly an uncommon commitment to the common good.