The Colgate Fund Bicentennial Challenge

$3,043,938
Donated
117% of $2,600,000 goal
4,297
Donors
This campaign ended on December 31, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Colgate University by clicking here!
Matches
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Leonardo J. Caruso photoLeonardo Caruso matched $1,300

An Anonymous DonorPaul Carberry '94 matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorA group of generous alumni and parents matched $1,300,000
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorGreg Steinmetz gave $5,000
About

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 www.colgate.edu/presidentsclub.

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
Updates
Over 75% of our goal!

We just surpassed $2 million in support for the Colgate Fund. Thank you all for your support! 

662 days ago by Steve Wynn
Thanks to your support, we have reached $1.8 million!

662 days ago by Steve Wynn
We have surpassed $1.6 million!

662 days ago by Steve Wynn
We have exceeded $1.4 million for the Colgate Fund!

662 days ago by Steve Wynn
Thanks to your generous support, we have exceeded $1.2 million!

669 days ago by Steve Wynn
Over $1 million in support for Colgate

With sincere thanks to all who have made a gift, we are thrilled to share that we have raised over $1 million in support for the Colgate Fund Bicentennial Challenge.

669 days ago by Steve Wynn
We've exceeded $800,000 raised for the Colgate Fund.

Thank you to everyone who has made a gift. 

671 days ago by Steve Wynn
We've exceeded $600,000 raised for the Colgate Fund.

Thank you to everyone who has made a gift. 



672 days ago by Steve Wynn
We've raised over $400,000 in support for Colgate students. Thank you.

674 days ago by Catherine Marhenke
Our first milestone — over $200,000 in support.

We've exceeded $200,000 raised for the Colgate Fund. Thank you to everyone who has made a gift. 


676 days ago by Catherine Marhenke

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A group of generous alumni and parents
matched 2,056 gifts for a total of $1,300,000
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Paul Carberry '94
matched 250 gifts for a total of $25,000
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Greg Steinmetz
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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matched a total of $1,300
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generated 7 clicks and 2 gifts, totaling $1,500
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generated 21 clicks and 2 gifts, totaling $1,313
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