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Invest in Future Development Professionals

Your gift to the Institute for Leaders in Development at the University of Denver will ensure that the program continues to grow and evolve, creating a pipeline of rising development professionals in Colorado. The entire nonprofit sector benefits from having well-trained and educated professionals. Please consider a gift today!

Two Ways to Give

The Bob Mesko Scholarship

The Bob Mesko Scholarship, created in memory of Robert “Bob” Z. Mesko who was part of the inaugural class of the Institute for Leaders in Development, covers the full cost of tuition for recipients. Your gift will help ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation by an up-and-coming leader in our community.


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"The two things that have been most valuable are the breadth of knowledge I have gained [and] most importantly, the best part has been the friendships and connections I have made in the program......As for being the first recipient of the Bob Mesko Scholarship, I was just thrilled at the opportunity and wanted a chance to get to know who he was as a person and a fundraiser...I am even more committed to sharing his amazing story and legacy." --Amy Kusek, Colorado School of Mines, Mesko Scholar 2013/2014


General Support

Your gift of general support helps to cover the operating costs of the ILD program, keep our tuition cost low, and strengthen the pipeline of future leaders in our field from throughout the state. We are grateful for your commitment to strengthen our community of nonprofit fundraising professionals.





"ILD made me a more well-rounded fundraiser. I learned about several areas of fundraising that I had previously not been exposed to. I then took those areas and applied them for the benefit of my organization." - a past ILD participant



Giving by Mail

If you would prefer to mail your gift, please indicate if the gift is for general support or the Bob Mesko Scholarship fund and mail to:

Institute for Leaders in Development
Attn: Michelle Kruse-Crocker
University of Denver University College
2197 S. University Blvd. | University Hall 301 | Denver, CO 80208

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Denver, CO 80208

Email: ildcolorado@gmail.com

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