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Why should you give to GSSW?

Our work is science with intent—science for action. Science that is actualizing social work’s transformative potential to provide better health and well-being for all. Your support makes all of this a reality for our faculty and students.

GSSW faculty members are living the GSSW mission through their research and scholarship. This includes the Butler Institute for Families, the Institute for Human-Animal Connection, Equity Labs, and the Center for Housing and Homelessness Research, which engage communities locally, nationally and internationally to develop solutions across a range of social issues.

Support the Graduate School of Social Work to create a stronger Colorado and a more sustainable, just and equitable world where all people can thrive. You choose where your donation is directed. You can:

  • Fund faculty innovation
  • Provide scholarships for MSW students
  • Enrich the student experience
  • Broaden our community impact

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Featured Scholarships

  • Marie Motahari Endowed Scholarship

    Established in 2022 in memory of MSW student Marie Motahari, The Marie Motahari Endowed Scholarship supports students enrolled in GSSW’s MSW@Denver online MSW program. A promising social worker, Marie worked with older adults with mental illness, provided social services to death row inmates, was passionate about animal rights and was a devoted and loving live-in caregiver for her own grandmother. Marie struggled with progressive sight impairment and this challenge made her a champion for all those who struggle and gave her extraordinary empathy with which she could sincerely acknowledge and celebrate even the smallest successes with her clients.

    Motahari Scholars are students with financial need who, like Marie, demonstrate success at helping others despite their own personal challenges. Your gift to the Motahari Endowed Scholarship supports exceptional social work students like Marie.

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  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Support Fund

    GSSW’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Student Support Fund increases access and reduces student debt through scholarships for diverse applicants and for students who experience consequential life changes while enrolled in our MSW programs. The fund also provides internship stipends to diverse students. Field training is required for all MSW students, but for graduate students who must work while attending school, completing unpaid field internships is not equitable, and this requirement can be an additional barrier to graduate social work education. The DEI Student Support Fund reduces this barrier by providing students with need-based stipends to offset the financial burden of unpaid internship hours.

    Your gift to GSSW’s DEI Student Support Fund reduces educational barriers and advances diversity, equity and inclusion in social work.

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Meet our Development Staff

Carly Einstein

Carly Einstein

Director of Alumni Engagement

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