Total Amount Invested

Gifts of Support

Total Donors

 $4,000,000 Total Amount Invested

 381,929 Gifts of Support

 655,367 Total Donors


Commit to the common good

What does a healthy community mean to you?

At CU, we believe it means a bright future. Donors like you make that possible when you support CU students, researchers, faculty, staff and frontline health care workers.

Thank you for all that you do to help our CU family.

Right now, what makes a healthy community takes on new relevance for all of us. The COVID pandemic is irrevocably changing our lives. Many struggle daily with the effects of the economic downturn. And the fight for social justice nationwide has moved us to create more diverse, equitable and inclusive communities.

Your support this year has had immediate impact that changes lives now and in the long run. Here are a few ways you’ve made that happen:

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus and our partners at UCHealth are battling the coronavirus pandemic with new ventilators for emergency care, PPE for first responders, mental health resources and crisis funding for nonclinical staff facing financial hardship.

The Loving Lynx Emergency Fund at CU Denver supports students who are facing hardships and financial emergencies by covering expenses related to medication, safety and short-term or emergency housing.

The Buffs Together campaign at CU Boulder provides students direct financial assistance to help pay bills, continue remote learning and get access to food and health care. Faculty and staff are receiving assistance with food, housing and health care. Through mid-June, nearly 1,900 students and 400 staff and faculty received support.

Twenty-nine UCCS students are receiving emergency support funding to assist them with unexpected expenses during the pandemic, including helping fly students home who were studying aboard.

37,000 Visits to the Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS in its first four months

500,000 People have attended the Conference on World Affairs at CU Boulder since 2014

1,047 Active military personnel treated at the UCCS Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic


About Essential CU

CU and its donors are essential to our economy, health, culture and social fabric. We solve our world’s most pressing challenges together. Thanks to generous donors like you, we are supporting CU’s academic, research and public service priorities across our four campuses. Learn more at essential.cu.edu.