here are many ways to rise: to theoccasion, to the challenge, in esteem,in inuence. And many reasons:because you are called, because thetimes demand it, because it is right.All o these things shape and power
Ascend:Te Campaign for the University of Denver
,but at its core this vital eort—this uture-ocused partnership between the power o yourgenerosity, the clarity o our shared vision,and the momentum and impact o what wewill achieve together—is about rising to ahigher plane or the benet o our students,our community, and our world. It is aboutbeing bold, about becoming something thathas never beore been seen in American highereducation. Te heights to which we will ascendrepresent nothing less than the reimagining andreinventing o 21st century higher education—and the very notion o what it means to be a greatprivate university dedicated to the public good.In the process, DU will reach new summitsand break new ground, marked by denedand demonstrated educational quality or ourstudents and measurable outcomes or ourstate and our planet as we ocus the impact o the intellectual capital we generate every day.DU will be worthy, both o your support ando a rebirth o the trust that once accrued togreat universities as the source o innovationand progress.With your investment, DU will lead thenation in reinventing the university as a placewith constant and eective inuence on real-world issues. Tere will be no ambiguity—DUwill consistently prove
why we matter
regionally,nationally, and globally. Remarkable lives livedby remarkable alumni will be the product o our teaching, solutions will be the result o our scholarly and research eorts, and directapplications o our intellectual capital will bethe metric by which greatness is determined.
Ascend: Te Campaign for the University of Denver
is about rising to a higher plane orthe benet o our students, our community,and our world.
—Chancellor Robert Coombe