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Now Is Our Time

CC’s President and Board of Trustees Chair

A Message from CC’s President and Board of Trustees Chair

Our accomplishments are resulting in a brighter, bolder, better CC.

The college experienced another record year for applications — 8,064 — resulting in a 17 percent selectivity rate for the class of 2019. CC was cited as the third “Most Entrepreneurial College in America” by Forbes. We hosted our first-ever national Symposium on Field Study July 8–11.

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Library Renovation

Re-imagining CC’s Intellectual Hub

Imagine a centrally located, natural light-filled library on CC’s campus built specifically for the Block Plan.

Total price: $45 million
Total to raise: $25 million
Amount raised: $12 million
What must be raised to start construction: $6 million

Future seating:

1,078 seats Current available seating: 425 seats

Future space:

98,000 SF Current square footage: approximately 78,000 SF

Annual Giving

Your Participation Matters

A total of 15,255 alumni, parents, students, friends and organizations made gifts to the college during fiscal year 2015, including 5,755 alumni donors. Donor participation helps current students experience the fullest form of a CC education by providing financial aid, program and department funding, career resources, and athletic support. Show your love for CC by making a gift during Giving Week, Dec. 1–5!

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Robert Grant

Barnes Scholar Establishes a Scholarship, Qualifies for Challenge Funding

Fifty years after graduating from Colorado College, Robert Grant ’65 called his alma mater to make a significant commitment to the Otis A. and Margaret T. Barnes Chemistry Scholarship Fund. Otis Barnes, professor of chemistry, along with his wife Margaret Tyson Barnes ’27, established the scholarship.

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Endowed Scholarship Challenge 101: $10 million challenge

An anonymous CC alumnus will direct $100,000 to CC scholarships for every $100,000 or more committed to endowed scholarships up to $10 million.


101 new or enhanced scholarships


Add at least $20 million for scholarships

Current participants:

6 donors
101 Our goal is 101 new or enhanced scholarships


CC Endowment:

$720 million Market value includes market return, gifts received, payout, and fee

Endowment per Student:

$333,988 Comparative 2014 (NACUBO) endowment survey results. See how Colorado College stacks up to peer institutions

Funds raised:

$37.1 million (in cash, pledges, and estate commitments)


15,255 (including 5,755 alumni, as well as parents, students, friends, and organizations)

Endowment Performance Allocation

Total Fiscal Year Payout

Fundraising Performance

More than $37.1 million in cash, pledges, and estate commitments were received during fiscal year 2015, which concluded on June 30. CC has an AA-bond rating from Standard & Poor’s.

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