The Colgate Fund Bicentennial Challenge

This campaign ended on December 31, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Colgate University by clicking here!

As the University’s Bicentennial year draws to a close, the Colgate community is coming together to support students of promise and achievement.

Starting on Colgate Day and ending on December 31, a group of generous alumni and parents are offering to match all gifts made to the Colgate Fund up to $1.3 million for a total of $2.6 million raised.

Gifts to the Colgate Fund touch every aspect of the Colgate experience. Your gift will impact areas such as:

  • Financial aid, including the No-Loan Initiative
  • Academic programs, such as student-faculty research, faculty development, and various centers and departments
  • Study Abroad
  • Sustainability Fund
  • Beyond Colgate, curriculum-related travel
  • Signature arts initiatives, including the Living Writers series, the Colgate Arts Council, and the Poetry Series

Your gift will have double the impact on Colgate’s third century — and double the impact on the lives of students.

You can make your gift today by clicking the "Give Now!" button above or calling Colgate's gift line at 800-668-4428.

For information about Colgate's leadership giving society, the President' Club, please visit

Thank you to the challengers who have made this match possible:

  • Gretchen H. Burke ’81, P’11,'20 & Stephen B. Burke ’80, P’11,'20, H'04
  • Christine J. Chao ’86 & James O. Shaver, Jr. ’86
  • J. Christopher Clifford ’67, H'11 & Keena Clifford P’93
  • Eric A. Cole ’93 & Ashley Cole
  • John K. Colgate, Jr. ’57 & Diana Colgate P’88
  • Giovanni Cutaia ’94 & Maree Cutaia
  • Amy Everett DiSibio ’86, P’18,'21 & Carmine DiSibio ’85, P’18,'21
  • Jennifer H. Farrior ’95 & Julian W. Farrior, III ’93
  • Gregory J. Fleming ’85, P’21 & Melissa S. Fleming ’85, P’21
  • John A. Hayes ’88 & Susie B. Hayes P’19
  • Chris Hurley '81, Becky Bair Hurley '81, Matt Hurley '12, and Dan Hurley '12
  • Nora Gleason Leary ’82 & Robert G. Leary
  • Ramzi M. Musallam ’90
  • Andrew W. Sweet ’93 & Alexis Sweet
  • William T. Winters, Jr. ’83 & Anda Winters
  • Six anonymous alumni and parents



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84% Alumni

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1% Students

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7% Parents

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1% Faculty/Staff

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1% Friends

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Donor list

Jennifer Stone
Lori Strong & Brett Strong
Oluwaseun Ogunbamise
Billy Garfinkel
Stephen Hines
Hardin and Wendy Pantle
Gwyn Whalen
Andrea Hackett
David Cooke
Kathleen McFall
Douglas Barnes
Jennifer Martino
Elinor Schneider
Scott Mikuen
Stephen Goeben
Jackie Santacruz
Marguerite Feitlowitz
Nancy Hawkes
Lisa Siddall
Audrey Hensley
portia richardson
Rebecca Diamondstein
Laura Martin
Katie Bochenek
Frederick Roseman
Scott Bohan
Sara Daniel
Tallah Woykowski
Abby Smith
Rebecca Atkinson
Robert Watson
Ben Dailey
Chris Whitman
Andrew & Maureen Szafran
William Gargan & Rebecca Gargan
christina Cahill

Leonardo J. Caruso photoLeonardo Caruso matched $1,300
Paul Carberry '94 matched $25,000
A group of generous alumni and parents matched $1,300,000
Greg Steinmetz gave $5,000