True Blue '22 Challenge: Athletics and Recreation

2,156
Donors
86% of 2,500 Donor goal
$727,844
Donated
This campaign ended on March 01, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Colby College by clicking here!
Matches
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An Anonymous DonorJessica Pachler '97 matched $97

An Anonymous DonorTom DeCoff '97 matched $97

An Anonymous DonorKara Hooper '97 matched $97

An Anonymous DonorKara Hooper '97 matched $97

An Anonymous DonorKara Hooper '97 matched $97

Douglas Hall photoDouglas Hall matched $50

An Anonymous DonorKaren Henning matched $250

An Anonymous DonorDuncan Gibson '83 matched $250

An Anonymous DonorPen Hallowell '21 matched $250

An Anonymous DonorThe 1981 Class Committee matched $300

An Anonymous DonorSusan Hinrichs matched $180

An Anonymous DonorBonnie Potter '63 matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJamie Luckenbill '08 & Valerie Luckenbill '08 matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJon Eustis '69 & Paula Eustis '69 matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorDavid Noonan matched $1,500

Tim Williams photoTim Williams matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorThe 2000 Class Committee matched $1,700

An Anonymous DonorJacquelyn Lindsey Wynn '75 matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorKevin Bruen '85, P'17, '25 & Carolyn Boynton Bruen '84, P'17, '25 matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorThe 1970 Class Committee matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Group of 1990 Classmates matched $2,496

An Anonymous DonorEllen Derrick '96 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorJeff Wheeler matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorAndy Shpiz '91 & Grace Liang Shpiz '91 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorJeff Jacobs P'24 & Jordana Jacobs P'24 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorJeff Jacobs P'24 & Jordana Jacobs P'24 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorBert Languet '88 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorAmy Cronin Davis '06 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorThe 1971 Class Committee matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorShannon Baker '98 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorCarolyn Webster Lockhart '60 matched $3,000

An Anonymous DonorEleanor Campbell '81 matched $4,000

An Anonymous DonorThe 1982 Class Committee matched $4,700

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorCici Bevin Gordon '85 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorWayland Linscott '72 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAlyson Angino Germain '95 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,500

An Anonymous DonorThe 1974 Class Committee matched $7,400

An Anonymous DonorKevin Bruen '85, P'17, '25 & Carolyn Boynton Bruen '84, P'17, '25 matched $8,000

An Anonymous DonorCharlie Allen '91 matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorThe 1987 Class Committee matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorDave Williams '71, P'03 & Linda Williams P'03 matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Ancker Whelen '95 matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorSherri Bossie Garvey '92 (a.k.a. Flapper) matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorVanessa King P'24 & J.T. King P'24 matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Jim Crook '78 P'11 matched $12,500

An Anonymous DonorThe 50th Reunion Committee matched $14,600

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorEvan Dangel '86 & Susan Roberts Dangel '86 matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorTim Eippert P'24 matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorEric Johnson '92, David Leavy '92, Jessica Stanton '92, Michael Stanton '92, & Sarah Hamilton Barringer '92 matched $36,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $50,000
Challenges
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Tracey Cote photoTracy Cote gave $100


An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $1,500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $1,500

An Anonymous DonorDon Buckley '75 gave $3,000

An Anonymous DonorDonald Buckley '75 gave $3,000

An Anonymous DonorJackie Dinneen '05, Kevin Yardi '05, Curtis Chin '05, & Carreau Mueller Ryder '05 gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDavid Cohen '04 gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorPeter Carpenter gave $10,000

An Anonymous DonorMike Vail '85 gave $10,000

An Anonymous DonorSteve Cummings ’77 (FOCA & Rec) gave $25,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $25,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $50,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $50,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $75,000

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Joe Boulos ’68 gave $100,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $100,000
About

Colby Athletics and Recreation is driven by goals, fueled by challenges that require focus, teamwork, and determination. Throughout the month of February, our community will rally together and prove what’s possible by supporting the True Blue '22 Challenge.

When the goal of 1,000 donors toward Friends of Athletics is reached, a generous gift of $25,000 from Steve Cummings ’77 will be unlocked for the Athletic Director’s Fund in order to support Colby Athletics’ most pressing needs.

In addition, when we secure more than 2,500 donors we will unlock an incredible gift of $100,000 to benefit all athletics and recreation.

Many generous alumni and friends have offered challenges and matches designed to help you maximize your impact on the program that means the most to you. 

Reach for the goal. Inspire participation. Demonstrate your Colby pride. 

Stay true. Bleed blue. Go Mules!

If you have any questions, please contact the Colby Fund office at 800-311-3678 or colbyfund@colby.edu.

*One match per person. Match or challenge dollars will go to the designation chosen by the donor who made the incentive possible.


Become an Advocate 

Step 1: Sign Up: Click “Sign Up” in the top right corner of the screen or from the advocates tab.

Step 2: Share, Share, Share: Once you’ve logged in, you can use the buttons and links that appear below the video and/or on the advocates tab. Share your link via social media, email, and/or text. Every share, click, and gift generated from your unique link automatically tracks your influence as an advocate.

Step 3: Share a Little More (optional): Create a plea video (accessed on the advocates tab) to tell your classmates and friends about this challenge. Set up a matching donation or challenge gift. 

Updates
500 to go!

The bases are loaded and you are up to bat, let’s swing for the fences and help us soar past 500 donors and secure a victory for Colby! Athletics needs just 500 donors left to unlock $2,500 in additional funds for each team. You can do this!

No matter the size of the gift, you can make a difference! Go Mules!

208 days ago by Zackary Lavoie
We're in the home stretch!



With 8 hours left, which Friends group will cross the finish line in first place? Here are the current top five teams:

Friends of Football
Friends of Baseball and Softball
Friends of Swimming and Diving
Friends of Skiing
Friends of Lacrosse

Thank you to everyone who has supported Friends of Colby Athletics and Recreation for True Blue '22. With one day left, you have the power to unlock $2,500 in additional funds to each team if we reach 2,500 donors. 

There is still time to rally! Let’s do this!

209 days ago by Marisa Shariatdoust
Overtime!

Mules, today you have shown us the power of teamwork. As gifts continue to roll in, we’re headed to overtime—6 more days. You have until midnight Feb 28. to rally behind Friends of Athletics and Recreation. 

We’ll continue counting all donations until then.

P.S. Check out the shifts on the leaderboard! Make your gift and help your team stay on top!

Friends of Baseball and Softball

Friends of Lacrosse

Friends of Football

Friends of Field Hockey

Friends of Skiiing & Friends

214 days ago by Zackary Lavoie
1,000 donors, $25K to Colby Athletics!

Colby Women's Ice Hockey, 1970s

We’ve just surpassed our 1,000 donor checkpoint and received a generous $25K gift from Steve Cummings ’77 for the Harold Alfond Athletics Director’s Fund.

Your gifts made this happen, and your support ensures the next generation of Mules continues to find success and develop as leaders in all of their endeavors.

We’re on our way to the overall 2,500 donor goal, which will provide another $100K to Colby Athletics. Now is the time to rally your network and put your team atop the leaderboard.

Go Mules!

214 days ago by Zackary Lavoie
Building Momentum


We are less than 250 donors away from our first 1,000-donor checkpoint to provide $25,000 to the Harold Alfond Athletics Director’s Fund. From there we’re rolling on to our 2,500-donor goal, unlocking another $100,000 for recreation and athletics. 

Leading the pack:

Friends of Lacrosse

Friends of Field Hockey

Friends of Baseball and Softball

Others aren’t far behind—there’s no better time to close the gap and secure your team’s spot on the podium by making a gift today. 

Go Mules!

215 days ago by Marisa Shariatdoust

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Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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matched a total of $25,000
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matched a total of $25,000
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matched a total of $15,000
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matched a total of $12,500
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Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!