Published: March 3, 2023

Buffs All In is CU Boulder’s inaugural giving day on March 8, 2023.

If you’re all in for shaping future leaders, fostering innovation and helping humanity, then get ready to team up with fellow Forever Buffs to support CU Boulder’s people, programs and trailblazing spirit. Gifts at every level will make all the difference.

A lot can happen in one day. Are you all in?

Here’s how to pitch in:

Dean’s Fund


As the intellectual core of the university, CU’s College of Arts and Sciences generates new knowledge in more than 60 fields, working to solve some of the world’s most critical problems while enriching our culture and self-understanding.

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Fund has one purpose: funding the most urgent and pressing needs of the college. It is A&S’s most flexible and far-reaching fund that allows the dean use as needs arise. These funds allow the dean to quickly respond in crucial situations, and even a small amount can make a difference.

Funds go towards student support, student research, A&S programming, faculty development and acquisition, building improvements and/or emerging A&S initiatives. By supporting the deans fund, you are helping provide flexibility to the College, and broadly supporting all things A&S. 

College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund 


Every year, the University of Colorado Boulder and the College of Arts & Sciences disburse millions of dollars in scholarship and fellowship aid to students. A large portion of these monies come from gift funds; given by alumni and donors. Scholarships are awarded by the dean’s office and by many of the departments based on academic merit, financial need, extracurricular activities, leadership experience or other considerations

Our college is the largest and most wide-ranging unit at CU Boulder. It also boasts the largest roster of scholarship opportunities-a number which grows every year. We have approximately 500 scholarships, fellowships and awards that serve everyone from classics majors to PhD candidates—and everyone in between! When you make a donation to support A&S scholarships, you support the success of under-resourced students at the College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund


This newly established fund will provide support for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programming and initiatives in the college.

Funds may be used  for,  but  are  not  limited  to,  special  events  and  partnerships  that  foster community or bring awareness to DEI, student support through scholarships or stipends, and/or additional support to programs within the College that are focused on DEI. Funds are not intended to support additional staff or salary. The fund manager will decide which fundable opportunities are of the greatest need.

DEI Initiatives: 

  • Student Peer Mentorship
  • Partnering with Be Well: Assuring Healthy Buffs Series
  • Cultural Celebrations: (Pride Month, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Black History Month, Juneteenth) 

Matching challenge

Scott and Linda Flanders have generously issued a challenge gift of $25,000 if 100 gifts are made to the College of Arts and Sciences on (or by) March 8.

Learn more and join Buffs All In here