Your Impact

Now more than ever, private support from generous benefactors is accelerating progress
and enabling top talent to push the boundaries of the possible. Every dollar invested today results in discoveries made and lives saved.

These stories highlight some of many ways that our community of support is fueling innovation.

I thought, maybe I could help someone like that...

- Donald Bennallack, MD

Dr. Bennallack enjoyed a long career as a beloved OB/GYN, delivering more than 3,000 babies. With a generous scholarship gift made through his estate, he will support the careers of future physicians who follow in his footsteps.

You create futures for people. You create possibility.

- Joe and Jean Barban

Joe and Jean Barban were so moved by the surgical care Jean received through two heart transplants that they decided to give back. They established a chair in surgery so that others may benefit from world-class expertise as they did.

What the funding allowed for was true leadership...

- The Colorado Trust

The Colorado Trust supports initiatives that enrich the well-being and sustainability of Colorado communities in every corner of the state. At CU Anschutz, they are helping to build an essential pipeline of rural health care providers.

Together we are making a difference. We're changing lives.

- Delta Dental of Colorado

Through the support of Delta Dental, the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine works to ensure that medical students now graduate with training in oral health. This collaboration between dentistry and medicine enhances preventive care and improves oral health outcomes.

Just think, if you could eliminate...people's experience with mental illness...

- Mary Rossick Kern & Jerome H. Kern

Mary and Jerry Kern exemplify the spirit of philanthropy. We celebrate their contributions to the Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome Kern Endowed Chair in Thyroid Tumor Research. We also thank them for their philanthropy stretching over a decade in the study of the neurobiology of mental disorders in children.