Published: Dec. 14, 2021

More than 280 alumni and friends of the College of Engineering & Applied Science rallied together for Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30, raising more than $125,000 to support engineering students.

The final total far exceeded the college’s initial goal of $30,000, and Acting Dean Keith Molenaar said he is grateful for the support from the CU Engineering community.

"I am humbled by the generosity shown by our donors, alumni and friends on Giving Tuesday,” Molenaar said. “Because of their contributions, we are able to better support the next generation of Buff Engineers and to continue to provide world-class education.”

This year, donors were given the opportunity to support the college-wide Dean’s Fund for Excellence, departmental Excellence Funds and the BOLD Center. Molenaar provided a dean’s challenge of $5,000, to be split amongst the funds with the most unique donors. The winners of that challenge were:

  • Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering – $2,500
  • Ann & H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences – $2,000
  • The BOLD Center – $500

Alumnus and Engineering Advisory Council Chair John Mollenkopf (MechEngr’83) also provided a generous match of $25,000. For more information on further giving opportunities in the college, please visit our giving webpage