Colgate was founded on the generosity of 13 men who gave 13 dollars and 13 prayers. Today, the University still thrives on the dedication of its loving ones.
Over the past 200 years, Colgate has continued to ascend, thanks to the support of alumni, families, and friends. As the University pursues the bold ambitions of its Third-Century Plan, the worldwide Colgate community will — as always — play an essential role. Your gifts to Colgate enable the ascent of this great University and its students. As we seek to deliver greater affordability, equity, and inclusion, more resources mean more students of promise and achievement can access a Colgate education.
Campaign for the Third Century
The Campaign for the Third Century will help to usher in the largest and most significant transformation in the history of Colgate. Learn more about the steps we're taking to solidify the University's place as a national leader in higher education.
Ways to Give
Online giving, memorials, corporate matching, endowments, and planned legacy gifts — learn about ways you can make a profound impact on Colgate’s third century.
Leadership Giving Societies
James B. Colgate Society, Willow Society, the Presidents’ Circle, Parent Steering Committee, Alumnae Leadership Council, 1819 Circle, and Raiders for Excellence.