An Immediate Impact for Colgate Students
Through this one day of giving, parents were able to make a difference that will be felt by students right away, and in the near future.
As is often the case, the most popular designation for parent gifts was the Colgate Fund, which provides for the university's most pressing needs. Other favorite designations of parents who gave during this challenge were the Colgate Athletics Council, funding for student internships, and the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate
"Gifts designated to the Colgate Athletic Council are critical in supporting our teams, providing resources for everything from enhancements in training equipment to expanding opportunities in the areas of academic support services and internships,” Assistant Athletics Director for Advancement Brian Grady said.
Another example of immediate impact felt on campus is in the funding program that supports students' internships, research, service, or supplemental academic experiences. Through a rigorous process, this spring, Colgate selected over 250 students to receive these grants, at a cost of approximately $660,000. By the morning of the giving challenge, 17 of these 250 deserving students remained on the waitlist, their status contingent upon available funds.
"Throughout Colgate Day, and in the following days, we were able to pull all remaining students from the waitlist, thanks to the generosity of parents and alumni," explained Teresa Olsen, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Director of Career Services.
Mari Assad, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Special Events, is excited about the experiences her team will be able to create with additional funding. Gifts will help Colgate bring global leaders to campus and give students insight from those at the forefront of world affairs. Some past speakers include General Colin Powell, President Bill Clinton, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
“Every dollar that was raised will be felt by the students currently on this campus,” said Heather Payne, Assistant Director of Parent Giving. “The university and our students cannot thank parents enough for their support.”
It’s not too late to make an impact! Make a gift to Colgate before June 30 by visiting colgate.edu/makeagift
, through Venmo @colgateuniv
, or by calling 800-668-4428.
For more information, contact Heather Payne, assistant director of parent giving, at 315-228-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org