University Partners

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At CCU, we believe that a Christian, liberal arts education is the best education available to humanity. University Partners enable us to provide a life-changing, church-building, nation-strengthening, and University-enhancing experience to thousands of students from all over the world.
– Dr. Donald W. Sweeting

Partners in Prayer, Provision, and Promotion.

Colorado Christian University has a long history of providing a transformational education that integrates academic achievement, character development, and spiritual formation. We could not accomplish this important endeavor without a team of dedicated partners who are committed to helping make the dream of a Christian higher education a reality for thousands of students.

CCU has been blessed to have numerous supporters demonstrate their commitment to the success of the University and its programs by joining University Partners. University Partners is the core support system of people who value Christ-centered higher education and recognize the unique ministry that Colorado Christian University provides as the only accredited, interdenominational, Christian university in the Rocky Mountain region.

Through prayer, financial provision, and promotion, each University Partners member plays a critical role in helping equip CCU students for successful careers while training them to impact the world for Jesus Christ.

Who Are University Partners?

University Partners are alumni, parents, faculty, board members, staff, students, and friends committed to the growth of Colorado Christian University, its Mission, and Strategic Priorities. University Partners renew their financial support each year. All donations expressed to CCU for designated capital projects, the University endowment, specific University programs, and to the annual CCU Fund (student scholarships) provide for CCU's distinct and compelling Christ-centered mission and qualify for University Partners membership.

Membership Responsibilities

  • Pray

    We pray for God to do His work in and through Colorado Christian University and the lives of CCU students, faculty, staff, alumni, Board of Trustees, and the University’s academic programs. This is vital to ensure that CCU remains always in alignment with God’s direction, purpose, and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Promote

    We personally promote Colorado Christian University by encouraging family, friends, and associates within their churches, business connections, and expanding communities to explore the University and the opportunities it offers.

  • Provide

    We financially provide for Colorado Christian University. As God entrusts us with His resources, we financially partner with the Lord in His kingdom reach through CCU by contributing annual donations of $1,200 or more, in order to comprehensively support the University and its growth.

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Navy Circle

Associate Members

$1,200 annually
($100 monthly)

Teal Circle

Advocate Members

$5,000 annually
($417 monthly)

Gold Circle

Advance Members

$10,000 annually
($834 monthly)

Membership Benefits

  • Seasonal video greetings and executive messages from CCU's president
  • Invitations to unique and exclusive University Partners events, retreats, boutiques, and dinners hosted by the president
  • Bi-annual Impact Newsletter, featuring exclusive CCU updates and student impact stories
  • Exclusive opportunities to attend and participate in CCU community events, lectures, special events, performing arts performances and receptions, and athletic contests
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Derek Schaffner

Annual Donor Officer
Phone: 303-963-3327

Discover the benefits of becoming a member of University Partners. Feel free to email or call and we can discuss how you can impact the next generation of business, church, government, and education leaders.

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