True Blue '23 Challenge

2,464
Donors
121% of 2,023 Donor goal
$2,378,963
Donated
This campaign ended on March 01, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Colby College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorTracey Cote matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Friends of Skiing

An Anonymous DonorKylie VanBuren matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 1990 Committee matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,500Just for Class of 1990

An Anonymous DonorSusan Sullivan Hinrichs matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Class of 1980

An Anonymous DonorKevin Bruen '85, P'17, '25 and Carolyn (Boynton) Bruen '84, P'17, '25 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,000Just for Friends of Club Water Polo

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Colby Family matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Friends of Tennis

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Colby Parent matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Friends of Football

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Colby Parent matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Friends of Rugby

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $7,600Just for Class of 1976

An Anonymous DonorEleanor S Campbell '81 & Don Buckley '75 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $8,000Just for Friends of Track and Field/Power

An Anonymous DonorEleanor S Campbell '81 and Don Buckley '75 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $8,000Just for Friends of Cross Country/Distance

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Colby Family matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Friends of Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorMike Vail '85 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Friends of Football

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Colby Family matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Friends of Squash

An Anonymous DonorTwo anonymous Colby Families matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $12,500Just for Friends of Volleyball

An Anonymous DonorDave Williams ’71, P’03 and Linda Williams P’03 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Friends of Ice Hockey

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Friends of Football

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Colby Family matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Friends of Field Hockey

An Anonymous DonorMindy Williams '03 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Friends of Swimming and Diving

An Anonymous DonorTwo generous Colby families matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $22,500Just for Parents

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Parent matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Friends of Baseball and Softball

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Friends of Crew

An Anonymous DonorEric Johnson '92, David Leavy '92, Jessica Stanton '92 & Michael Stanton '92, and Sarah Hamilton Barringer '92 matched $270 for each donor, donating a total of $27,000Just for Class of 1992

An Anonymous DonorHeidi Irving Naughton '88 matched $550 for each donor, donating a total of $35,000Just for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorTwo Anonymous Donors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $35,000Just for Friends of Skiing

An Anonymous DonorTwo generous Class of 2023 families matched $350 for each donor, donating a total of $35,000Just for Parents (2023)
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An Anonymous DonorBob Burke '61 gave $1,000 because 24 donors gaveJust for Class of 1961

An Anonymous DonorTwo anonymous Colby Families gave $1,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Friends of Volleyball

An Anonymous DonorMeaghan Fitzgerald '08 gave $3,000 because 150 donors gaveJust for Class of 2008

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 1974 gave $5,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Class of 1974

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Barr '89 P'24 and Ed Barr '88 P'24 gave $5,000 because 200 donors gaveJust for Friends of Swimming and Diving

An Anonymous DonorA Member of the Class of 1986 gave $7,000 because 225 donors gaveJust for First-time Donors

An Anonymous DonorThe 50th Reunion Committee gave $7,300 because 50 donors gaveJust for Class of 1973

An Anonymous DonorVanessa King P’24 and J.T. King P’24 gave $10,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Friends of Cross Country/Distance

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $50,000 because 500 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $50,000 because 1500 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $50,000 because 1000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Joe Boulos ’68 gave $100,000 because 2023 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorTim O'Donnell '87 gave $100,000 because 1500 donors gaveJust for Athletics
About

True Blue means being part of something larger than ourselves. It’s about daring to chase the extraordinary and coming together to pave the way for future generations of Colby students. Are you True Blue?

Join the True Blue ’23 Challenge by making a gift of any size to Colby before 11:59 p.m. ET on February 27. When you invest in Colby’s future, you’re making an immediate difference—and during True Blue ’23, your impact expands even further.

Each time we reach a donor participation milestone, we’ll unlock additional challenge gifts. When we reach the final milestone of 2,023 donors, we will unlock a matching gift of $100,000 from Trustee Joe Boulos ’68.! 


When donor participation benchmarks are met, challenge gifts will be unlocked.

# of Donors                 $ Unlocked

500 Donors                   $50,000

1,000 Donors                $50,000

1,500 Donors                $50,000

2,023 Donors                $100,000

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


Become an Advocate

Achieving our goal for True Blue ’23 will take the entire Colby community rallying together, spreading the word, and inspiring others to give. Show your True Blue pride by becoming an advocate and encouraging your peers to give.

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. Don't forget to update your Facebook profile with Facebook Frame Option 1 or Facebook Frame Option 2!

Step 3: Share a Little More (optional) 

Set up a matching donation or challenge gift. Point your peers in the direction of your class’s organic matches, found on the left sidebar on the giving page.

Create your own #ColbyTrueBlue video (accessed on the advocates tab) to tell your classmates why you’re True Blue and encourage them to join the challenge.

FAQ
Updates
True Blue ’23 Challenge Update

The Colby community is truly remarkable! More than 1,500 donors have joined the True Blue ’23 Challenge and helped us unlock another $50,000 for Colby students—totaling $150,000 in additional support for students. Our final challenge is to reach 2,023 donors in the next four days to secure an additional $100,000. We know what we’re capable of when we rally together—now is the time!

486 days ago by Rebekah Scaduto
1,000 Donors!

True Blue ’23 is ramping up! We’ve reached 1,000 donors and unlocked another $50,000 for Colby students. Thank you to everyone who has participated so far—you are making a difference at Colby! Our next milestone is 1,500 donors to unlock another $50,000. Go Mules!

488 days ago by Rebekah Scaduto
True Blue '23 Update

True Blue ’23 is off to a great start! Thank you to the first 500 donors who stepped up to the challenge and helped us unlock our first $50,000 in challenge gifts. Our next milestone is 1,000 donors to unlock an additional $50,000 for Colby students.

489 days ago by Rebekah Scaduto

Donor Map
True Blue 2023 Leaderboard
ClassDonorsRaised ($)
19450$0
19635$7,715
196815$255,925
201715$1,868
198617$58,600
200617$970
199024$31,880
197118$25,506
197624$40,838
199264$42,331
201919$1,156
201319$1,802
200515$1,911
200216$2,686
200318$23,133
197347$26,961
197518$32,238
202121$1,129
202015$816
200721$2,450
199412$3,365
201513$2,200
199119$4,200
201115$4,815
200015$9,580
198211$1,135
198714$113,750
20018$11,391
201223$2,990
201010$435
200825$5,845
19430$0
19795$760
19571$50
19675$660
196915$25,925
202232$1,518
196610$2,260
19520$0
197810$2,575
19602$4,800
199510$1,870
19654$1,050
19510$0
19628$2,125
199911$2,233
19706$1,500
20047$795
198916$13,933
20149$855
19598$54,600
19440$0
19647$2,000
19500$0
19490$0
19420$0
19480$0
198310$2,983
19410$0
19400$0
19470$0
19619$6,500
199324$19,480
19460$0
19581$50
19777$22,700
19542$20,054
19551$250
19530$0
19843$500
19816$8,750
199824$5,844
19563$375
197423$9,760
201616$1,912
19725$4,550
198829$57,765
19967$745
201814$6,725
198514$12,350
200910$1,730
199758$2,984
198013$8,500
Donor Affiliations
Book icon8%Students
Parent icon34%Parents
Suitcase icon3%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon9%Friends
Gradhat icon42%Alum
Friends icon3%First-time Donors
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Advocates

Trustee Joe Boulos ’68 photo
Trustee Joe Boulos ’68
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
Tim O'Donnell '87 photo
Tim O'Donnell '87
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous
Gave $50,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous
Gave $50,000 during a Challenge!
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
Gave $50,000 during a Challenge!
Two generous Class of 2023 families photo
Two generous Class of 2023 families
Heart icon matched a total of $35,000
Two Anonymous Donors photo
Two Anonymous Donors
Heart icon matched a total of $35,000
Heidi Irving Naughton '88 photo
Heidi Irving Naughton '88
Heart icon matched a total of $35,000
Eric Johnson '92, David Leavy '92, Jessica Stanton '92 & Michael Stanton '92, and Sarah Hamilton Barringer '92 photo
Eric Johnson '92, David Leavy '92, Jessica Stanton '92 & Michael Stanton '92, and Sarah Hamilton Barringer '92
Heart icon matched a total of $27,000
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Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000