On August 28, alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered on campus for the fourth annual Loyal Benefactor Celebration. The special event honors those who make regular annual gifts to support the university, those who have included the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in their estate plans, and faculty and staff who give through monthly payroll deduction. Chancellor Don Elliman delivered a message of gratitude and gave an update on the latest campus developments.
Elliman shared the story of alumni Diann and Harold Eason, a couple who have been part of the CU family for decades. Diann graduated from the College of Nursing in 1969 with a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health. Nearly a decade ago, Diann retired from her position at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, where she worked as a manager of employee health and wellness. Harold is a two-time CU alumnus; he earned his bachelor’s degree at CU Boulder in engineering and his master’s in business administration from CU Denver.
Diann and Harold have been giving to CU Anschutz consistently for more than 15 years. Together, the couple have generously supported fellowships for psychiatric mental health students and contributed to the CU College of Nursing regularly, to ensure its future strength and success. The Easons also support engineering at CU Boulder and business at CU Denver, making an impact for many students and faculty, and for the broader community.
Chancellor Elliman thanked Diann, Harold and guests for their vital partnership that enables the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to realize an ambitious vision for the future.
“People like Diann and Harold are some of many who make the CU Anschutz Medical Campus the destination it is today,” said Chancellor Elliman. “You are foundational to our growth and progress, and your gifts are a vote of confidence in our vision as a campus and where we’re headed together. We’re grateful for your partnership as we aspire to ever greater heights.”