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CC senior Lara presents alumni-giving thesis at national conference

Colorado College senior Christen Lara will present her thesis, "The Anatomy of a Likely Donor: An Analysis of Philanthropic Giving in Higher Education," at the National Social Science Association's National Technology and Social Science Conference in Las Vegas April 6-8. Lara's research uses a statistical model to predict which alumni are likely to donate money to their alma mater. Lara analyzed Colorado College alumni data to predict likely annual fund, major and planned-giving donors. She is majoring in economics and anthropology.

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