Give to Korbel
At the Korbel School, we’re sustained and enriched by the generosity of our community. Your gift helps strengthen our academic offerings, giving us the opportunity to create an environment that fosters learning in theory and in practice, providing our students with a unique education and the knowledge and skills to effect change in a globalized world.
Partnership with our donors is an outgrowth of the strong community of alumni and friends we've built here in Denver and around the world. Every gift, no matter how large or small, helps reaffirm and strengthen that community.
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Ways to Give
Support the School
Korbel Dean’s Excellence Fund. This fund supports any initiative or area that the Dean of the Korbel School deems necessary and advances the mission and vision of the school.
Support our Students
Korbel School Internship Fund. This fund provides support with travel, housing, and incidental costs for our students taking unpaid internships that are an essential part of the curriculum at Korbel.
Korbel School Scholarship Fund. This general scholarship fund is available to support all Korbel graduate students.
Support a Center or Program
Institute for Comparative and Regional Studies
Institute for Comparative and Regional Studies Fund
This fund will support the efforts of the newly created Institute for Comparative and Regional Studies (ICRS), which conducts research, facilitates dialogue, and provides advanced instruction in comparative and regional studies to address the pressing global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. ICRS was conceived in early 2020 through the support of donor John DeBlasio, encapsulating and streamlining the work of four former Korbel Centers and Initiatives: African Initiatives, The Europe Center, The Latin America Center, and the Center for Middle East Studies.
Pardee Center for International Futures
Pardee Center for International Futures Endowed Fund
The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures was established in 2007 through the support of Fred Pardee. Their work is dedicated to building data, developing tools, and conducting policy-relevant analysis on the future of global human, environmental, and social development. Their mission is to explore, understand and shape alternative futures of global change and human development, and in this pursuit have built the International Futures (IF) model, the most sophisticated and comprehensive forecasting modeling system available to the public.
Scrivner Institute for Public Policy
Scrivner Institute for Public Policy Fund
This fund supports the operations of and students in the Scrivner Institute for Public Policy, which was established in 2018 by Doug and Mary Scrivner. The Scrivner Institute works at the intersection of real-world problems and practical policy solutions to those problems. It is by its nature interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, bridging knowledge between academic disciplines and today's most crucial issues.
Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy
Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy Fund
This fund will support the ongoing efforts and work of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center at Korbel. The Sié Center was established in 2009 by an endowment from The Anna and John J. Sie Foundation in honor of John’s father, Ambassador Sié Chéou-Kang. Its work advances knowledge and practice in global peace, prosperity, and security through innovative research, interdisciplinary education, and thoughtful engagement with others who strive for a more just, prosperous, and peaceful world.
Korbel Sustainability Initiative Gift Fund
This fund support the Korbel School’s newest initiative: Global Environmental Sustainability (and our newest MA program of the same name). The changing climate, natural resource depletion, and increased demands on our food, water, and energy resources are defining challenges of the 21st century. Confronting these challenges will require informed policy, international cooperation, and inspired leadership if we are to put the planet on a more sustainable path and deliver on our obligations to future generations.
Giving at DU
Julie DeWoody, Executive Director of Development
Ann Irving, Director of Development
Alicia Kirkeby, Director of Alumni Engagement
Jane Bucher-McCoy, Advancement Coordinator