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.

December 10 to 31, gifts to the Colgate Fund will be matched, doubling your impact.

This December, the Colgate community is coming together to support the Colgate Fund — a resource that backs the bold ambitions of the Third-Century Plan.

Gifts to the Colgate Fund will advance the Colgate Commitment, an initiative in access and affordability that reduces or completely removes tuition for qualifying students based on family income.

Now is the moment to invest in Colgate and its students. Beginning on December 10, 2021, generous alumni and families will match gifts to the Colgate Fund, doubling the difference you make.

Together, we can expand access to the distinctive Colgate experience and secure our University’s position among leading national institutions of higher education.

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Willow Path is pictured in the December snow December 20, 2020.



Boldly Forward

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.

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