The Colgate Fund

The Colgate Fund is a resource used to address the University's greatest challenges and opportunities.

An unrestricted fund that augments income from the University’s endowment each year, the Colgate Fund enables the University to respond quickly when faced with obstacles and have access to additional resources to fund priority projects.

Thanks to the Colgate Fund, during the 2020-2021 academic year, the University was able to rise to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining progress on important Third-Century Plan initiatives, like the Colgate Commitment and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Total support for the Colgate Fund in fiscal year 2021
Students on and off campus that benefitted from the Colgate Fund
Alumni, families, and friends supported the Colgate Fund in fiscal year 2021

Powered by the Colgate Fund

The Colgate Fund touches every aspect of the Colgate experience. Below are just a few ways that Colgate Fund supporters have helped the University rise to challenges and embrace opportunities.


Help Colgate Move Boldly Forward

Over the past 200 years, Colgate has continued to ascend, thanks to the support of alumni, parents, and friends. The pandemic could not halt this progress. As the worldwide Colgate community rose to overcome the pandemic, the University moved forward with key initiatives of its Third-Century Plan to become the finest undergraduate institution in the nation — the first choice for students of promise and achievement. In June 2021, the University announced the Colgate Commitment, an initiative that will expand access and affordability. 

Your gifts to the Colgate Fund enable the bold progress that helps Colgate to be a great University that is always ascending. Thank you for your support.

Colgate Fund Leaders

These generous supporters of the Colgate Fund, with a commitment of $25,000 annually for four years, are connected to current students who are engaged in diverse academic and co-curricular opportunities. Colgate Fund Leaders generate immediate and continuous impact over four years, which they can see directly through their student’s communications.

For more information, contact Jennifer Stone, Associate Vice President for Advancement, at or 315-228-6928.