Everyone agrees that giving back to an institution, whether in time, money, or some other way, is a gratifying experience. We asked alumni to help us understand why they give back, and below are five of the top responses:

  1. To Express Pride 

A charitable gift to the Daniels College of Business is not only tax deductible, it is a meaningful way to show your Pioneer pride.  While cheering for the Pios during hockey season is always appreciated, your gift can make a lasting and powerful impact to students in the Daniels College of Business.

  1. To Express Gratitude

Donations are one way to say, “thank you” for your education and experience at Daniels.   A gift to the College not only shows your gratitude; it will ensure that current students receive the same exceptional learning experience you did.  They will graduate prepared for today’s changing marketplace.

  1. To Give Back  

Many Daniels alumni received scholarships that enabled them to earn their degrees at DU.  Contributions to Daniels, especially to scholarship funds, allow alumni to give back to the school that launched them into their career.

  1. To Boost Daniels’ Rankings

Ranking organizations like U.S. News & World Report use the alumni giving participation rate as an indicator of alumni satisfaction.   Gifts—whether large or small—count.  As Daniels’ rankings increase, the value of your Daniels’ degree also increases.

  1. To Support a Specific School, Department or Program

During their time at Daniels, many alumni developed a close connection to their program, department, initiative or faculty member. Your gift to a specific fund provides an opportunity to support the area that matters most to you.