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Raider athletics will earn $50,000 when Colgate secures 1,313 gifts in the month of March.

March Mania 2017

The March Mania 2017 results are now final - 2,012 donors unlocks $50,000 in support for Colgate athletics!
The top three performing teams with the highest participation in the challenge​, ​each receiving​ ​an additional ​$3,000 from ​the challenge pool​, are Women's Soccer (150), Men's Lacrosse (198) and Football (266)​.
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COUNT ME INYou can make a difference in the lives of current student-athletes today by making a gift online at, by phone 800-668-4428, or by mail to Colgate University – Gift Records PO Box 313, Canajoharie, NY 13317-0313. Thank you for your support.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is March Mania?
March Mania is an annual challenge to garner support for Colgate Athletics.
What is different about the 2017 challenge?
In previous years, teams competed for prizes in a bracket style competition. This year, the entire Colgate Athletics community will come together to reach the collective goal.
How does the challenge work?
When we secure 1,313 gifts in the month of March, we’ll earn $50,000 for the Colgate Athletic Council. As an added bonus, the top three performing teams with the most participation in the challenge will each earn $3,000 from this larger challenge pool.
Who is eligible to participate?
Former varsity athletes, current varsity athletes and current player parents.
How will Colgate select the top three performing teams to receive the $3,000 prizes?
To ensure equity, teams have been organized into three groups based on the size of their alumni base. For details and groupings, visit
Why is it important to support Colgate Athletics?
Each team relies on gifts from alumni, parents, and friends to meet annual budgetary needs. Gifts support recruiting, equipment, training, travel and more.
What if I already made a gift this fiscal year?
No problem! You can still participate. All current varsity athletes who have made a Presidents’ Club gift this fiscal year will automatically be included.
Can I make more than one gift during the challenge?
Only one gift per person will count in the challenge.
Can I encourage friends to participate?
Absolutely! You can opt to share with friends informally (through social media or email) or you can participate more formally by requesting a contact list from Colgate. Please contact Brian Grady at for details and to get involved.
What if I plan to make a larger gift later this fiscal year but still want to participate?
No problem! Your gift in any amount will count. We recommend making a gift of $13 or more if you wish to participate in the challenge.
Do I have to give to a specific initiative in order to participate in this challenge?
While we hope you’ll consider supporting your favorite team or the Colgate Athletic Council, you can designate your gift to The Colgate Fund or any academic area, program or initiative at Colgate that is meaningful to you. In addition, you can make your gift in honor of your favorite coach and we’ll make sure they receive notification!
What is the Colgate Athletic Council and what does it support?
The Colgate Athletic Council provides Colgate athletics with unrestricted support to fund initiatives that benefit all Colgate student-athletes. These initiatives range from the continued branding of our athletic venues, providing internships in the areas of communications, compliance, and equipment, and providing the necessary replenishment to student-athletes after workouts in the weight room.
Men's Basketball has a challenge running in the month of March as well - will my gift for that challenge be counted in the March Mania challenge totals?
Yes! All gifts made towards the Men's Basketball challenge are automatically included in the March Mania challenge. For more information on the Men's Basketball challenge and to make a gift, please visit
I am a student-athlete and have already made a Presidents' Club ($13) gift this year. Do I need to make another gift in order to be counted in this challenge?
No! All student-athletes who are Presidents' Club members are automatically included in this challenge.
Who can I contact for further details about this challenge or supporting Colgate Athletics?
Please contact Brian Grady, assistant athletics director for advancement, or 315-228-6653.