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Dr. Peter GottliebIRA rollover gift jump starts finding a cure for Type I diabetes
When Peter Gottlieb, MD, started his residency, he already knew he wanted to do Type I diabetes research. His mother had developed the disease at age 52, and today his two children live with Type I diabetes. At CU Anschutz, Gottlieb has made significant strides during the last 23 years.  More

 

Doug Looney“It would be unconscionable not to.”
I was born and raised in Boulder and started going to University of Colorado Boulder sporting events when I was three. Seldom was I outside Boulder’s city limits. So it was never discussed around our house where I’d go to college—Boulder, by default, of course.  More

 

Al and Bobbie KnottRepaying the favor
At CU, Al (’55) and Bobbie Knott found a lifetime partnership, and a lifetime passion for engineering. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering in 1955 from CU Boulder and advanced degrees from Berkeley and Stanford, Al specialized in “the Sherlock Holmes work of engineering”—testing and failure analysis.  More

 

Grandparents of Jennifer HaneA gift that supports students and honors loved ones
Giving to UCCS can take many forms, from supporting your senior class gift to creating a scholarship fund, there is a variety of ways people who love UCCS show their support. Jennifer Hane, a UCCS alumnus, was inspired by her grandparents to make a gift that will provide sustained support for engineering students for years to come.  More

 

Helen ClementHelen Clement on supporting UCCS student scholarships: 'There are so many deserving young people'
Helen Clement discusses her experience supporting students who attend UCCS. When fully endowed, the Clement Family Foundation Scholarship will provide six to seven full-ride scholarships to students majoring in any degree program within the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences.  More

 

Jonathan Treisman and family'Paying it Forward' to ensure future students have the same opportunity
It'd be an understatement to say the motto for Jonathan Treisman's life is "paying it forward."Not only was he the Executive Producer of the acclaimed Warner Bros. film, Pay It Forward, he has also created a bequest that will support scholarships for CU Boulder students who would not otherwise have the same opportunities that were provided to him.  More

 

HildebrandPassion for education leads to $1.5 million to support students
Dona R. Harbison Hildebrand was born in 1927 on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Lame Deer, Montana. Dona and her four siblings – two sisters and twin brothers – were raised by hard working parents who believed in the lifelong benefits of higher education. More

 

Schorr'Debt of Gratitude' Inspires Commitment
Wag Schorr, MD ’63, says he grew up as a “ranch-raised kid” on the Mexican border in Arizona in the 1940s. After finishing medical school at the University of Colorado, he figured he’d return to his roots in small-town Patagonia, Ariz., to serve as a family practice physician. More       View Video

 

Wag and Analee SchorrTax-free IRA distributions to CU make sound financial sense for many donors
Wag and Annalee Schorr discovered a way to provide for the people they love along with the University of Colorado. By following their example, you too can make a significant impact on CU students and leave more for your heirs. More

 

Mary McClanahanEnsuring Students a Path toward Success
Mary McClanahan '67, '69 AS enjoys a successful career managing computer services in support of scientific research. She credits her success to her education at CU-Boulder, where she earned degrees in classical languages and Latin. More

 

Bob GrahamForever Connected to CU
Bob Graham's, BS '43, lifelong affair with the University of Colorado started during his college days as a business student. That was just the beginning of the important role CU would play in his life. More

 

The KuckelsA Gift of Passions to Sustain the Arts
Raynelle and Ben Kuckel have a passion for the arts. When they moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, 15 years ago, they were thrilled to find TheatreWorks in their own backyard. More

 

Mary MercerPersonal Struggle Inspires Alumna to Give Back
When Mary E. Mercer, MD '43, enrolled in the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1932, she only had $250 to her name. Several times Mary was forced to suspend her studies in order to find time to earn tuition money. As a result, it took her 11 years to graduate. More