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CAHSS Raises Over $250,000 to Support Social Justice

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College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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In his last year as dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS), Danny McIntosh focused on tackling social justice issues. He’d witnessed firsthand the transformational work of faculty members who combine cutting-edge research and creative excellence to foster positive change in the world. Danny was committed to making CAHSS an intentional community that provides an equal and just educational experience for its students. To that end, he created a fundraiser to support institutions in the College that investigate and address the root causes of social, racial, economic and environmental justice.

Through the generosity of our donors and alumni, the College raised over $250,000 to support the Dean’s Fund for Excellence, Casa de Paz Learning Community, the Center for Art Collection Ethics, the Prison Arts Initiative, the Spirituals Project and multiple student internship opportunities.

  • Dean’s Fund for Excellence - $53,664 (191 donors)
  • Casa de Paz Learning Community - $20,765 (24 donors)
  • Center for Art Collection Ethics - $11,136 (10 donors)
  • DU Prison Arts Initiative - $27,551 (710 donors)
  • Spirituals Project - $143,057 (40 donors)
  • Student Internships - $3,156 (45 donors)

“I continue to be amazed by how our faculty and students address today’s important sociopolitical and cultural questions and take actionable steps to uplift underserved communities. Thanks to the support of our own community, we are able to uphold our commitment to social justice and be a great private university dedicated to the public good,” says Danny McIntosh.

Under its new leadership, CAHSS continues its commitment to social justice with it support of the above institutions and programs, which contribute to innovation and creativity, the ethical stewardship of art collections, enriching the lives of people who are incarcerated, preserving and revitalizing Spirituals, helping immigrants transition from detention centers, and examining social issues in our communities.

To offer your support, make a donation to one of CAHSS’ social justice funds or get in touch with Jennifer Garner, executive director of development.

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