Engage, Fund, and ACCELERATE 
Engineering & Computer Science Education at the University of Denver


The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science is educating the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders. The School’s mission is to provide a world-class, collaborative, global and community-connected undergraduate and graduate engineering and computer science learning and knowledge platform, intimately connected to the expanding high-tech and innovation focused economy in Colorado.  Your support provides a vital, foundation for that mission.

Your contribution of $10,000 to the Accelerate Fund will have immediate impact. Of this amount, $5,000 will provide an academic scholarship to a deserving, high-potential student.  Scholarships meet a strategic need for the Ritchie School as the school builds a stronger, more diverse student population in engineering and computer science.

In addition to scholarship support, the Accelerate Fund enables the Ritchie School to meet its highest priority needs, respond quickly to emerging opportunities and invest in promising areas of high potential. Your contribution to this flexible fund is an investment in the Ritchie School’s mission of educating tomorrow’s technology leaders, conducting leading-edge research and translating discoveries that will benefit society.

Accelerate Fund supporters are a community of Ritchie School benefactors who support Dean Holston’s vision and goals through their leadership-level annual gifts to the school. Members of this stakeholder community are among the first to learn of school news and accomplishments, and they are invited to meet the Dean, our faculty and students and other members at exclusive events throughout the year.

When you contribute to the Accelerate Fund, you partner with a group of dedicated alumni, parents, and friends who contribute to the success of our students, faculty, and programs. Generous gifts to the Accelerate Fund position the Ritchie School to provide the best possible environment for both teaching and learning. Whether your gift funds a critical research project, helps refurbish a laboratory, or attracts and retains world-class faculty, it will be contributing to a bright future for the Ritchie School.

How do I get started? Membership requires a minimum contribution of $10,000 for the 2016-2017 academic year. To join, or for more information, please contact Nick Lopez at or 303-871-4153