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Frequently asked questions about the 1874 Society

How do I join the 1874 Society?

Make an annual, undesignated gift to Colorado College of $1,874 or more. Gifts may be made by check, credit card, stock, via matching gifts, over the phone, or online. Individuals, corporations, and foundations can become members of the 1874 Society.

What is the importance of "undesignated gifts"?

Undesignated giving is critical to the operation of Colorado College because these funds are directed to where they can have the greatest and most immediate impact. Gifts support financial aid, faculty support, library resources, athletic equipment, study abroad opportunities and more. Simply said, undesignated gifts support everyone, everywhere, all the time.

Why should I join?

  • Maintain a strong connection to Colorado College and the Colorado Springs community by reinvesting in the next generation of CC students.
  • Get the latest news of the college in quarterly e-reports and regular communications.
  • Take advantage of the networking opportunities locally and internationally.
  • Encourage in others the importance of philanthropy.

Is the 1874 Society based on the calendar year or the fiscal year?

The 1874 Society operates on the fiscal year beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30. However, membership is determined by the date of the gift. You must renew every year to retain membership.

I work for Colorado College. Is it possible to have my gift deducted from my paycheck?

Yes it is, and it's easy. Just download and fill out the Payroll Deduction Form.