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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 Bridge Project, the Institute for Human-Animal Connection, the Center for Effective Interventions and the Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness, 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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GSSW Student Emergency Fund

As GSSW prepares for and responds to the unprecedented and fast moving COVID-19 crisis, it has become clear that our students are facing unmet needs and unexpected financial burdens. We are dedicated to doing what we can to mitigate this hardship for GSSW’s students.

We want to use our Margaret Page Student Emergency Fund as a resource to help our students. This fund will provide support for GSSW students' imminent needs, including food assistance, rent and utility expenses, and medical expenses. We need you to help us respond to our students’ needs.


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GSSW Giving Society - Jane Addams Circle

The Jane Addams Circle is an exclusive giving society recognizing annual support to the school’s strategic priorities. Jane Addams was a social worker and activist who set the foundation for modern social work, much as you are setting the foundation for our work at GSSW through your support.

Your investment of $1,000 or more provides you with access to exclusive courtesies within the Graduate School of Social Work: 

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    Early registration for GSSW events and pre-lecture VIP meet-and-greet with national speaker

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    Dean’s state of the school and other conference calls; exclusive opportunities with the Dean

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    Commemorative gift and annual impact report

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    Monthly GSSW newsletter and special engagement with GSSW institutes and programs

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Thank you for your generous support of the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work!


Meet our Development Staff

MaryBeth Lawson

MaryBeth Lawson

Executive Director of Development

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Erica Bertschy

Erica Bertschy

Director of Development

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Carly Einstein

Carly Einstein

Director of Alumni Engagement

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