Philanthropic Impact

Your Gift Makes A Difference

The Meaning Of A Gift

As a UCCS donor, you make the impossible possible. You fuel the future. You empower our students. You fuel success. You make an impact in our world today and for generations. 

Dreams are fueled by the generosity from donors both in the facilities in which students study, but also the scholarships that enable their educations. Donors are changing the trajectory of many lives, and it all starts with one gift.





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Scholarship Support Fuels Success

Scholarship Recipient, UCCS Alumna
“My passions and ambitions have always been different,” Astride said. “We need everyone to help with the foster care system to give young people better lives. And I plan to do just that!”
From immigrant to U.S. citizen, Astride Mukabagula credits help she's received along the way in helping her find success. She is now pursuing her Master's Degree at UCCS while being a voice for positive change and support in the foster care system. 
UCCS Scholarship Recipient
“Being a scholarship recipient means that I have a team in my corner that believes in me enough to alleviate the financial burdens associated with obtaining a college degree."
Although Nicholas had support from his parents and loved ones, they could not contribute to his college bills. Being awarded a scholarship gave him the ability to focus less on working and more on studying and performing his best in the classroom.

The Impact of Giving

Charles "Chip" Benight
Professor at UCCS
“There’s such strong support for veterans here in the community. This was like seeing what can happen when a community wraps around an individual and helps them. For me, it was really trying to make a difference in trauma survivors’ lives around how to get them back on their feet," Charles "Chip" Benight said.
"There’s such strong support for veterans here"
Professor Charles “Chip” Benight is helping military veterans suffering the invisible wounds of war through an innovative approach to research and clinical care at UCCS. Thanks to generous donors, he plans to expand his work to help trauma survivors of all kinds find hope and healing.