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Invest in the Future of Denver Law

As Denver’s only law school, the Sturm College of Law provides students with unparalleled access to one of the nation’s most vibrant and dynamic legal markets. With more than 17,000 graduates, Sturm College of Law in Denver not only teaches students to think like lawyers but gives them the practical skills necessary to practice as a lawyer. Your support directly enables the Sturm College of Law's ability to provide students with a top experiential legal education through your gifts to scholarships, programs, faculty, and research.

From annual gifts that make an immediate impact to endowed gifts that last for generations, contributions to Denver Law serve as an investment in preparing ethical lawyers to meet the needs of a changing society.

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Ways to Support Denver Law

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Immediate Impact

Denver Law Fund

The Denver Law Fund backs the Sturm College of Law’s most important strategic initiatives. Whether it is launching innovative new programs or supporting experiential learning, this fund allows the law school to be creative in providing an outstanding legal education to and offering critically important opportunities for our students and community.

Give to Denver Law Fund

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Educational Opportunities


Full-ride scholarship opportunities such as the Sturm Law Scholars Program and Chancellor’s Scholars Program, as well as the many others available for first-year and continuing students, make law school and legal career dreams a reality.

Give to Denver Law Scholarship Fund

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Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Faculty Excellence Fund

Through their teaching, scholarship, and public engagement, faculty members at the Sturm College of Law contribute to scholarly understanding of the law, train outstanding future lawyers, and advance justice and beneficial law reform. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers, respected scholars, and strong allies of the bench and bar.

Give to the Faculty Excellence Fund

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Experiential Learning

Clinical Programs

Experiential learning has defined our culture for more than a century. We prioritize our students, and we are dedicated to providing the practical skills they need to succeed in their chosen careers. Denver Law's clinical program offers students the opportunity to learn about lawyering skills in the real world with clients who face a variety of issues for which they might not otherwise have legal representation.

Give to Clinical Programs

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Access to Justice

Social Justice Fund

The Social Justice Fund raises financial support for initiatives that advance social justice, including programs, clinics, externships, and postgraduate fellowships that advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and economic opportunity.

Give to the Social Justice Fund

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Lasting Impact

Estate Planning

Create a lasting legacy by naming Denver Law as the beneficiary of a planned estate gift. Gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts or life insurance. As a thank you for your generosity, you will be included in the Pioneer Legacy Society.


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Law Leadership Giving Program

Leadership gifts are crucial to building a stronger college and to supporting the experiences of our law students and faculty. Your investment makes an immediate impact on the students, faculty, and mission of the law school. As the giving society for the Sturm College of Law, the Law Leadership Program recognizes annual support to our strategic priorities. To celebrate and acknowledge their value to the college, we invite you to join this special group of donors who support the college at a leadership level.

The Law Leadership Program honors our alumni and friends who make leadership gifts in any given fiscal year (July 1-June 30) with a gift of $250 or to any area at the Sturm College of Law. For more information about the Law Leadership Program, please contact Christine McCoy at

  • Law Leadership Program Levels

    Benefactor: $10,000

    • Early access to special events and programs
    • Exclusive opportunities for engagement with faculty and the Dean
    • Exclusive invitations to University and Sturm College of Law events*
    • Opportunity to share personal experience to inspire others 

    Patron: $5,000

    • Early access to special events and programs
    • Exclusive opportunities for engagement with faculty and the Dean 
    • Exclusive invitations to University and Sturm College of Law events*
    • Opportunity to share personal experience to inspire others 

    Fellow: $2,500

    • Exclusive invitations to University and Sturm College of Law events*
    • Opportunity to share personal experience to inspire others 

    Supporter: $1,000 

    • Exclusive invitations to Sturm College of Law events

    Associate: $250

    • Exclusive invitations to Sturm College of Law events

    *Invitations to University and Sturm College of Law events can include guest speakers, performances and Gold Club athletic events. 

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Ways to Give

  • Make a Gift Online

    Make your gift instantly and securely with a credit card.

    Make Your Gift Online


  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match contributions made by their employees. The impact of your gift to the Sturm College of Law could be doubled or even tripled!

    Please check with your human resources office to find out if your company will match your charitable contributions. If eligible, request a matching gift form and send it signed and completed with your gift to: 

    University of Denver 
    Sturm College of Law
    2255 E. Evans Avenue, Suite 315
    Denver, CO  80208

    For more information on matching gifts, please contact Christine McCoy at

  • Mail

    Please make your check payable to Sturm College of Law (SCOL) and note where you would like your gift applied. Mail to:

    University of Denver
    P.O. Box 910585
    Denver, CO 80291-0585

    Please be sure to note on your check or your online gift that you direct your gift to SCOL and the specific fund, if any, to which you want your gift applied. 

  • Memorial & Honorariums

    A gift that honors a life. Giving a gift to honor the memory or contributions of someone to Denver Law creates a lasting impact for generations.

    Contact Kelly Hall, Executive Director of Development, at

    Memorial Gift Details

  • Planned Gifts


    You may name Denver Law as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts can include a bequest, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts or life insurance. Once you complete your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in the Pioneer Legacy Society

    Contact Kelly Hall

    IRA Charitable Rollover

    Donors age 70 1/2 and older are eligible to make IRA rollover gifts of up to $100,000 to Denver Law. Funds are transferred directly from the IRA administrator to DU, so the contribution is not included in the donor's gross income and can count toward the donor's minimum distribution requirement.

    IRA Charitable Rollover Details

    Stock & Wire Transfers

    Learn the details about giving appreciated stock and wire transfers to Denver Law.

    Directions on Gifts of Stock

    DU Planned Giving

    Thank you for your interest in exploring different ways to support Denver Law and the students we serve and educate. At the DU Planned Giving website, you can learn great ways to benefit you and your family while also benefiting Denver Law.

    DU Planned Giving

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Find a Giving Fund: Three Easy Steps

1. Go to the DU Giving website.

2. On the right side of the page, look for the box for Designation.

3. Start typing in the box to search for designations or browse the dropdown list.

Go to the DU Giving Website

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  • What are the fund minimums to establish a scholarship?

    Creating a scholarship is one of the most important ways that you can assist students and leave a legacy at Denver Law School. It is also a meaningful way to honor family and friends.

    Named Current Use Scholarship

    Current-use scholarships have an immediate impact on Denver Law students. Every dollar donated goes directly to a student in need. The combination of multiple gifts to the Scholarship Fund enables the law school to provide more financial aid to students. These gifts ensure that every deserving student, regardless of his or her financial situation, has the opportunity to attend Denver Law.

    To create a named current use scholarship, the fund minimum is $25,000. This amount can be reached with a one-time gift or by making a pledge that can be spread out over five years.

    Named Endowed Scholarship

    Endowed scholarships are designed to be permanent and can be created with gifts totaling a minimum of $50,000. You can also designate a scholarship gift in your estate plans.

    An endowed gift is one whose donor has stipulated that the gift principal should be invested in perpetuity and will be a permanent fund. As a result, only the annual payout from the endowed fund may be expended for the purpose designated by the donor, at a rate set in the Consolidated Endowment Fund (currently 4.5%). To create a named endowed scholarship, the fund minimum is $50,000. This amount can be reached with a one-time gift or by making a pledge that can be spread out over 5 years.

    The DU Endowment

  • How are endowed funds invested at DU?

    Information on DU¹s endowment can be reviewed at the DU Endowment website.

    Read DU Endowment Information

  • What is the Campaign Assessment and how does it support the University of Denver?

    The campaign investment fund provides a sustainable revenue stream to help to ensure the growth of the University’s global engagement and fundraising efforts.  The fund is maintained with an annual set distribution of University reserves and by a 5% assessment on philanthropic donations.

    Review DU's Campaign Assessment Fund Details