Donate December: Two Ways to Give

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Donate December: Two Ways to Give

Happy. Silly. Joyful.
The Faces of The Bridge Project

Tis the season to impact youth in Denver's public housing through the gift of educational opportunities. Because one day these faces will be: THOUGHT LEADERS. CHANGEMAKERS. DECISION MAKERS.

There are two ways to give this holiday season:

1. All Ways Up Match Campaign: Dollar for Dollar your donation will be matched up to $5,000 by the All Ways Up Foundation, totaling $10,000! Your gift will help our high school students prepare for and attend college. All donations donated from November 28 to December 31, 2017, will be eligible to be doubled. 

2. Donate December: Give directly to The Bridge Project and reduce your taxes. Your donation is eligible for the Colorado Child Care Tax Credit. You must contact us to request the necessary tax documentation. 

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We're Hiring!

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We're Hiring!

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Job Description
The University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU’s remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of collaborative, curious, results-oriented, and mission-driven advancement professionals who value inclusivity and who possess a deep respect for one another and for our shared profession.

Position Summary

The Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving for the Bridge Project reports directly to the Executive Director of Annual and Leadership Giving as a part of the Global Networks team in Advancement. This position is focused on helping the Bridge Project, housed in the Graduate School of Social Work, grow the base of its philanthropic support. The role is focused heavily on qualification of prospects, cultivating relationships and soliciting those with capacity to give gifts of $1,000 - $50,000. The incumbent will serve in a highly outbound capacity carrying between 150-175 meetings per year with approximately 70% of those visits targeted for solicitation. Upon qualifying prospects, the incumbent will solicit for a gift, recommend the relationship be fostered through alumni engagement, connect the individual with the career center, or involve other development officers to solicit a larger gift. Success in this position will be measured primarily through the number of visits secured and the number of relationship referrals made. Annual metrics will also include participation rate of prospects engaged and number of solicitations.

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Bridge Project guides new generations of writers, readers - Denver Post

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Bridge Project guides new generations of writers, readers - Denver Post

Sometimes, all a budding mind needs is guidance.

Fartuna Abdirahman never thought about writing as a means of expression. Not until a Bridge Project educator suggested she put pen to paper.

Many pages later, the 10-year-old, whose parents immigrated from Somalia, beams with satisfaction. She’ll have plenty of tales to tell in middle school next year. Some might be about animals, others could be fairy tales, but, using what she has learned through Bridge Project’s Early Literacy and Writing program, many stories will be about her life. READ MORE

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The Bridge Builder Match Campaign: Raising $1 million to support Denver's Youth

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The Bridge Builder Match Campaign: Raising $1 million to support Denver's Youth

The Bridge Project, a community outreach program of the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, has provided a path to lives of purpose for youth in Denver’s public housing
neighborhoods since its founding in 1991. Through the collaborative spirit of our community partners, the invaluable commitment of volunteer tutors and mentors, and the generosity of our donors, the Bridge Project’s afterschool and summer programs continue to support youth living in and around public housing from childhood into the early stages of their careers. In 2017, the Bridge Project will launch the Bridge Builder Match Campaign, a million dollar campaign in support of Early Literacy and STEM programming, to leverage the power of philanthropy and double the impact of the gifts that make these programs possible.

For more information, or to support the Bridge Builder Match Campaign, click here

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Thank You! Wine, Stein & Dine 2017

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Thank You! Wine, Stein & Dine 2017

August 26, 2017, an evening to remember benefiting youth in Denver’s public housing. The story begins and ends with impacting youth in Denver’s public housing neighborhoods.

The Bridge Project held its annual fundraising event under a big top tent on the University of Denver’s Driscoll Green Lawn. With over 400 people in attendance, the event was a success grossing $500K+ for the evening.

The success of the event was a community affair, with the leadership of the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver and key businesses and community members sponsoring the event.

Sponsors included:
Innovation level sponsors ($15K):
IPW Imaging www.ipwusa.com
The Casey Family Programs www.casey.org
Lynn & Paul Korus (community members)

Academic level sponsors ($10K) included:
Taylor Anderson, LLP
W.P. Nielsen & Co
EKS&H
Extraction Oil & Gas

Bridge level sponsors ($5,500K):
20+ companies and community donors

Read more about our event or see pictures!

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The Compass Project: Bridge Project & Daniels College of Business Team Up

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The Compass Project: Bridge Project & Daniels College of Business Team Up

10 of our high school students are participating in a project called The Compass Project, which is a part of The Madden Challenge. The Madden Challenge (The Compass Project) is a case competition in which first-year business and high school students develop and build a mobile app and present a business plan to bring it to market. Our students will be working with the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver on this project.

The high school students will be responsible for building the app prototype, various digital images such as logos, icons, and buttons, and the digital presentation of the app.

The Compass Project provides an invaluable experience for high school students to (a.) learn real world, employable skills (b.) work in close-knit teams with DU students (c.) receive guidance from faculty (d.) become comfortable and familiar with a college academic environment. 

The high school students will present in the Fall 2016 Madden Challenge event held at the Madden Museum of Art in November, the date and time is to be determined. 

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Denver Youth Leadership Summit

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Denver Youth Leadership Summit

YOUth are invited!
Denver Youth Leadership Summit
Leadership: Gotta Learn it All
August 19, 2016
10am-4pm
University of Denver, Craig Hall, Community Room

2148 S. High St, Denver, CO 80208

The Bridge Project Youth Action Board invites YOUth to a day-long celebration of Denver’s young leaders.  The summit will be an opportunity to share the work youth groups have done in the local community, learn leadership skills, and connect with other teens. Lunch, drinks, and snacks will be provided at no charge. Fun activities will be going on. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 Here’s the details:

  • Registration deadline is August 11 at 5pm and is capped at 125 people.
  • Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees. Please list any dietary restrictions or needs below.
  • Event T-shirts will be provided to each youth attendee.  Make sure you provide your size below!
  •  During the afternoon of this Summit, each youth group will be asked to share about their current/past work in the community in a science-fair-like format.
  • Youth (ages 11-21) should attend in groups of 2-10. At least one adult must accompany each group of young people.
  • Transportation to and from the event is the responsibility of attendees. Street parking is very limited and closely monitored. Some parking is available at metered lots (most are $1.50/hour) around campus, including the first floor of the Evans Parking Garage adjacent to Craig Hall. Please click here for a map).

For questions regarding the event, please contact us at bridgeyouthboard@gmail.com. This event is generously supported by The Bridge Project and the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at the University of Denver.

Register here or see attached flyer: http://gssw.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8oBc5DSq11GxFFH 

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