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Passion for the Climb

To everyone who participated in our $480 million
campaign — thank you.
Celebrate the Climb: Community members highlight the impact of our campaign in this special thank you video.
With the support of the Colgate community, we surpassed our initial $400 million goal by 20 percent and transformed the future for this remarkable university, its students and faculty. Here, you’ll find the full story of generosity and impact.
Transformations - Passion for the Climb lifts Colgate ever onward and upward
Voyagers - Meet five Colgate people who are living "true to the mem'ry"
Above and beyond - The campaign by the numbers

Scene cover - August 2012

Colgate Scene Campaign Edition

Passion for the Climb Essays

Heartfelt personal essays show the countless ways in which the passion for the climb manifests itself in Colgate people.

Capstone essay: Our 13th Prayer
By James Allan Smith ’70

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