A Groundswell Rises
A Message from the President and Chair of the Board of Trustees
Over the last year, Building on Originality: The Campaign for Colorado College has come to life in exciting ways. We took the campaign on the road and saw many of you at events across the country that featured our outstanding students, alumni, and faculty. Nothing compares to being among CC community members who share our enthusiasm for the college and our ambitions for the future. You can read more about the campaign events in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Denver below.
This $435 million fundraising initiative is a critical investment in our people, place, and program. We are grateful to the many alumni, parents, and friends of the college who have responded with unprecedented generosity. Collectively, we have raised $339.3 million as of Sept. 30, 2018, and we can already see the impact of these gifts.
CC Across the Country
College Launches Building on Originality and Takes the Campaign on the Road
On Oct. 14, 2017, Colorado College launched a $435 million fundraising campaign, Building on Originality: The Campaign for Colorado College. In the most ambitious campaign the college has undertaken, funds are being raised for scholarships, innovation programming, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, support for faculty and coaches, and more. As part of the campaign, students and faculty of the college took to the road to connect with CC alumni across the country at locations including San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Denver.
The campaign priority of innovation was highlighted at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center during the first road show on March 15. The program “Changemakers Who are Shaping our World” included student competitors from Colorado College’s Big Idea pitch competition. A panel of innovators, comprised of CC alumni and parents, also shared their perspectives.
A Growing Voice
As 91.5 KRCC Garners Distinction, the Prospect of a New Home Arises
A copy of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 is displayed in 91.5 KRCC General Manager Tammy Terwelp’s office. The act reads, in part: “Public television and radio stations and public telecommunications services constitute valuable local community resources for utilizing electronic media to address national concerns and solve local problems through community programs and outreach programs. …”
“Those words are inspiring,” says Terwelp. “Public radio is one of the best American ideas. It’s the right of the people to have access to information, celebrate our culture, and educate our children.”
Since Terwelp arrived at KRCC in Fall 2015, major changes in programming and staffing have been underway and the station has emerged as a leading voice of fair, in-depth, balanced news coverage for Southern Colorado and the Southwest region of the United States.
QuestBridge, Bridge Scholars, and Scholarships Empower Cristina Garcia ’19
Each year, during Colorado College’s Honors Convocation, the Crown-Goodman Scholarship Award is given to recipients “based on the student’s academic record and contributions to the total life of the college.”
One student who was awarded last year’s scholarship, Cristina Garcia ’19, embodies the spirit of the award and she has emerged as a campus leader to help affect change for others.
“I learned to participate in the CC community by listening to it first,” says Garcia, a religion and Southwest studies double major. “I don’t think there is just one side to a story, and the only way to get the complete story is to talk to people.”
FAC Receives Significant Art Collections
Pledge of Endowed Fund Will Support Care of the Arts
In July 2018, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College announced a gift of two significant art collections and supporting endowments from philanthropists Kathy Loo and Jim Raughton.
Loo reaffirmed the commitment made by her late husband Dusty Loo in 1993 to give his collection of Colorado and regional landscapes, the Katherine and Dusty Loo Collection, to the Fine Arts Center’s museum.
In addition, Raughton has made a promised gift of his collection, the Dr. Jim Raughton Broadmoor Art Academy Collection, to the Fine Arts Center.
“Kathy Loo and Jim Raughton are critical partners in defining our vision for the FAC, and their gifts help us to take a significant step toward accomplishing these goals,” says Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler.