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Class Gift Committee

A successful class gift program requires committee members to concentrate on personal solicitation of classmates in an effort to raise the bar for class fundraising. Committee members begin making contact with classmates in the fall of each fiscal year.
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Affinity Fundraising Committees

We invite you to select a committee based on your involvement while at Colgate. You will have the option of participating as a Presidents' Club fundraiser (securing gifts at a leadership level) or a Annual Giving fundraiser (securing gifts at any level).

We realize that not all affinities are represented on this list and plan to expand our committee offerings in the future. In the meantime, if you do not see your affinity represented here, but would like to get involved as a fundraising ambassador for Colgate, please contact Patty Staskowski at 315-228-7724.

Thank you!

Affinity Committees

  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Colgate 13
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Konosioni
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Resolutions
  • Swinging 'Gates
  • Theta Chi

Athletic Committees

  • Athletics
  • Basketball (Men’s)
  • Basketball (Women’s)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey (Men’s)
  • Ice Hockey (Women’s)
  • Lacrosse (Men’s)
  • Lacrosse (Women’s)
  • Soccer (Men’s)
  • Soccer (Women’s)
  • Track and Field and Cross Country
  • Volleyball

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Personally contact five to 10 classmates to encourage participation in the class gift.
  • Share news and updates from campus and be available to answer any questions from your classmates on Colgate-related issues.
  • Inform the Annual Fund Office of any pledges/commitments received, address changes or any other new information.
  • Participate in conference calls as appropriate.
  • Make a personally meaningful (if possible a “stretch”) gift.
  • If in a reunion year, make every effort to attend Reunion.
Fill out this form to take your place as a Colgate Annual Fund volunteer.

FAQs for Volunteers

Why have you reorganized the class based volunteer structure?
We know that your time is valuable, and we want to create the best possible opportunities for you to raise support for Colgate! Our data has shown that there is more opportunity to increase dollars and donors if there is a strong peer to peer connection. This new model provides the opportunity for our volunteers to reach out within their affinity group and across class years with the likelihood of greater success.
Why doesn’t my class have a committee anymore?
We have heard from many volunteers who enjoy fundraising around their milestone reunion, but find it more challenging in other years. This new model helps to address that concern while keeping the process of fundraising fresh and exciting. Your class committee will reconvene in a reunion year at which point we’ll ask volunteers to make a two-year commitment to also help with post-reunion opportunity.
Why isn’t my affinity group included?
In the first year of this new model, we’ve selected those affinity groups which have the strongest opportunity for increased donors and dollars, as well as those celebrating a milestone reunion year.
What will happen next year?
If your class is celebrating a milestone reunion next year, you may be asked to join that gift committee. You always have the option of remaining with an affinity based committee.
Can I still select people outside of my new committee to solicit?
Absolutely! Your staff liaison will reach out to discuss your assignments.
You asked me to be on a certain committee – can I select a different committee?
Absolutely! Just let us know by September 15.
Why did you remove people from my assignment list?
We have automatically removed anyone who was assigned to you who did not make a gift in fiscal year 2015. You will have the opportunity to review your list with your staff liaison and make adjustments before it is finalized.

Volunteer Toolkit

Thank you for partnering with the Annual Fund to help raise support for future generations of Colgate students. Use these links to stay up to date on your assignments and progress toward fundraising goals.

Fiscal Year 2016: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Contact Us

For more information about the Class Gift Committee, please contact:

Patty Staskowski
Administrative Assistant