Philanthropic Impact

Your Gift Makes A Difference

The Meaning Of A Gift

As a UCCS donor, you make the impossible possible. You fuel the future. You empower our students. You fuel success. You make an impact in our world today and for generations. 

Our students are fueled by the generosity of our community of donors both in the facilities in which they study, but also the scholarships that enable their educations. Donors are changing the trajectory of many student's lives.

UCCS students do special things. They empower our workforce. They re-invest in Colorado Springs and UCCS, but it all starts with your gift. 

The Impact of Giving

Becca Tonn
Scholarship Recipient, UCCS Alumna
"It's inspiring to know that a group of women believe in you and are rooting for you," Tonn said, reflecting on receiving the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment (KPWE) Scholarship. "That kept me going as I studied late into the night after my kids went to bed. The psychological support of KPWE — having a team behind me — kept me going through the exhaustion."

"School was my solace."
Becca Tonn, as a single mother of two, knew how difficult attending school could be, especially on the salary of a restaurant manager and bartender. Encouraged to apply for the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment Scholarship, which provides tuition assistance, mentorship and networking to nontraditional students who have overcome personal adversity, she was inspired when she actually received the scholarship.