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Choose Your Cause
A gift to Colgate can mean a gift to many things. Choose the cause that’s important to you, and designate your gift to support it.
Education and Research
Passionate about education and research? Further your commitment by making a gift to financial aid or academics. LEARN MORE
Social and Environmental Justice
Help Colgate students change the world with a gift to support inclusivity, advocacy, or sustainability on campus. LEARN MORE
International Initiatives
A gift to one of Colgate’s international initiatives helps train students to become thoughtful, engaged global citizens. LEARN MORE
Arts and Culture
Support all of Colgate’s vibrant music, dance, and visual art programs with a gift designated to “The Arts.” LEARN MORE
Faith-Based Initiatives
Designate your gift to a religious life organization to support faith and interfaith communities at Colgate. LEARN MORE
Community Development
Strengthen the sense of community on campus with a gift to any club, student organization, or athletic team. LEARN MORE
Give to Everything
Can’t decide between so many worthy causes? Designate your gift to Unrestricted Annual Fund to give to everything. LEARN MORE
Which Colgate initiative is most important to you? Choose your cause and support the university with a gift to the program of your choice.
When Colgate students delve deeply into the Colgate experience and then go on to fulfill their potential, they also help fulfill your vision for a brighter, better world.

Today, our undergraduates are immersing themselves in social justice programs, faith-based initiatives, internationalism, and more. Tomorrow, they will take their Colgate education into the world and address the causes you hold dear.

Colgate Today: Live Updates from Campus

Colgate "VIPs" such as Vice President of Advancement Murray Decock '80, Athletic Director Vicky Chun '91, University Chaplain Mark Shiner, and others shared updates from campus during the Colgate Today Livestream presentation. Watch their archived presentations below to learn more about the arts, volunteerism, religious life, and other activities on campus. Choose the cause that's important to you, then make a gift to support it.

Arts and Culture



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The fine and performing arts add the challenge of self-discipline and self-expression to the Colgate experience, providing valuable lessons for life after graduation. The arts, which lie at the center of our eternal reinvention of culture, engage humanity’s creativity and enhance our understanding of the world — even as we are entertained.

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International Initiatives



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Through classroom experiences and off-campus study trips, led by faculty, to more than 20 locations around the globe, Colgate students scrutinize their own culture and learn how others see us. Financial aid is now portable for Colgate students studying abroad, and they may select from an additional 100 study-abroad programs.

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Faith-Based Initiatives



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Many of our students actively engage with their beliefs and faiths through student-led religious organizations. These groups support education and acceptance with frequent interfaith initiatives and events.

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Education and Research



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Colgate’s core curriculum provides a foundation for intellectual engagement with an ever-changing world. Our liberal arts approach to interdisciplinary teaching and research encourages students to delve into philosophy and computer science, music and biology — it produces alumni who understand how to find new meaning in the workplace and pursue the common good in any industry, whether for-profit or nonprofit.

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Social & Environmental Justice



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Those who lead are obligated to help others in need. Colgate re-enforces this obligation through extensive service learning programs that bolster classroom experiences. The university community fosters an ethos that balances individual freedom with social good.

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Community Development



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The exhilaration of physical challenge, the value of group effort to achieve a common goal, the confidence that comes with developing leadership skills — Colgate students develop their potential and learn the importance of community while living on a campus that has been built and sustained by the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends.

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Give to Everything Through the Colgate Fund

Each semester, Colgate hones best practices in community development, education, research, and more. We prepare leaders to wrestle with society’s most urgent challenges. When you make a gift to the Colgate Fund, your investment will immediately support our greatest needs, advancing our common cause — the education of bright, talented, driven undergraduates for a life of purpose and impact.