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.

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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.

Help Elevate Colgate From Excellent to
Extraordinary with a Gift by June 30

The Class of 2024 has graduated. The Class of 2028 is about to begin its journey to campus. And reunion has just brought our alumni community together again. It’s a busy time at Colgate, a time to remember — and to act on those memories, wherever you are.

Join thousands of your fellow Colgate alumni who have voiced their support for this community through a gift to the Colgate Fund.

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Colgate Athletics

Support Colgate Athletics
with a gift by June 30 

The 2023-24 academic year was a memorable one for Colgate Athletics. Our student-athletes and their coaches achieved excellence in every field, every arena, and gave the Colgate community so much to be proud of. As the fiscal year winds down, please make a gift by June 30 to help our teams and the Colgate Athletics Fund reach their fundraising goals.

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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.

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Leadership Giving Societies

James B. Colgate Society, Willow Society, the Presidents’ Circle, Parent Steering Committee, Alumnae Leadership Council, 1819 Circle, and Athletic Director's Circle.

Leadership Giving Societies

The Colgate Commitment

Impact Stories

Record Support for Colgate Commitment, Financial Aid During December’s Colgate Fund Challenge

From December 13 through December 31, the Colgate community contributed more than $4.5 million in gifts to the Colgate Fund, which supports the Colgate Commitment and other campus resources that advance the University’s Third-Century Plan. The successful challenge also contributed to a record-setting $5.61 million in Colgate Fund support for the Campaign for the Third Century, received in the first half of the fiscal year.