Campus & Community / Magazine Feature

Reaching the summit: The most successful fundraising campaign in University history comes to a close

June 30, 2014, marked the end of the most successful fundraising effort in University of Denver history: ASCEND: The Campaign for the University of Denver. Each year of the eight-year campaign was among the University’s top 10 fundraising years, with the final year of ASCEND surpassing all previous annual fundraising totals.

During the record-breaking campaign, more than 47,000 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of the University gave nearly $490 million in support of priorities across campus that will enhance the educational experience and strengthen the University for the long term. Alumni from 41 countries and all 50 states invested in the future of the University during ASCEND.

Click the links below to read stories about the success of the ASCEND campaign.


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