The Colgate Fund

From Excellent to Extraordinary

Each year, Colgate relies on the collective generosity of thousands of alumni, families, and friends to elevate the Colgate experience from excellent to extraordinary.

Gifts to the Colgate Fund benefit every student and every program on campus. Your support for the Colgate Fund makes it possible for students from all backgrounds to access a Colgate education, for faculty to create transformative experiences, and for the University to achieve its ambitious Third-Century goals.

Students on and off campus that benefitted from the Colgate Fund
Demonstrated student need met with financial aid
Average total award for Class of 2025 financial aid recipients

Every student and every program.

Generosity to the Colgate Fund touches every aspect of the Colgate experience. Below are just a few ways that Colgate Fund supporters have helped to elevate the Colgate experience from excellent to extraordinary.


An Extraordinary Third Century

For more than 200 years, Colgate has achieved excellence, thanks to the support of alumni, families, and friends. In its Third Century, Colgate is elevating the expectation of what it means to provide a liberal arts education.

In April 2022, Colgate launched its Campaign for the Third Century, the most significant transformation in the history of the University, and the largest capital campaign ever launched by an American liberal arts institution. Gifts of any size to the Colgate Fund will help the University to realize its bold Third-Century ambitions and to ensure students from all backgrounds can access a Colgate education.

We hope you'll join us.