Giving to the Annual Fund

Alumni, families, and friends play a crucial role in Colorado College’s success. With your generosity and support, we are able to support the Block Plan and offer the finest liberal arts education. Unrestricted gifts through the Annual Fund are some of the most impactful gifts we receive because they provide a huge source of support to the core mission of the college. When you think about what makes CC so great, the Annual Fund supports it. Learn more about unrestricted giving and other ways to give back to CC!

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Givia (giving trivia)

Question 1

  1. The Annual Fund helps CC:
    1. Attract and retain esteemed professors
    2. Bring authors and activists to speak on campus
    3. Maintain and improve facilities on campus
    4. All of the above (and more!)
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D – All the above

The Annual Fund provides crucial dollars to the college’s core mission. With a gift to the Annual Fund, you help CC meet its critical operating needs, which in turn allows us to pursue creative solutions and explore new opportunities for students.

Question 2

  1. Gifts of every size make a difference! In Fiscal Year 2021, individual donations of up to $1,000 added up to more than $_______ in support for CC.
    1. $500,000
    2. $750,000
    3. $800,000
    4. $1 Million
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C – $800,000

Small gifts really do make a huge difference! The collective action of our alumni, family, and friends makes a meaningful impact, and we appreciate your generosity.

Question 3

  1. Generous donors during the Building on Originality campaign helped create ___ new student scholarships to expand access to a CC education. 
    1. 95
    2. 128
    3. 145
    4. 300
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C – 145

These scholarships help increase accessibility to a CC education by lowering socioeconomic barriers for promising students of all backgrounds. Thank you to the generous donors who helped make this goal a reality!

Question 4

  1. CC alumni, parents, and friends can make the greatest impact for CC by: 
    1. Donating
    2. Volunteering time, expertise, or resources
    3. Taking part in events and learning opportunities
    4. Any or all of the above
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D – Any or all of the above

Whether you offer your time, talents, or treasures, we appreciate when you participate in life at the college. Through donating, volunteering, attending events, and continuing to learn with CC, you help enrich the CC experience for current and future students as well as alumni, families, and friends.

Question 5

  1. By giving to CC, you help advance the college’s greatest priorities, including scholarships and financial aid, faculty and department support, our antiracism commitment, sustainability, and other programming across the college.
    1. True
    2. False
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A – True!

True! Unrestricted giving through the Annual Fund provides the greatest opportunity for impact because we can direct those funds where needed most — allowing the college to make progress on its immediate and long-term goals and priorities.

Question 6

  1. Approximately how many donors (at every level) gave to Colorado College during Building on Originality, CC’s multi-year fundraising campaign that concluded Dec. 31, 2021? 
    1. 16,000
    2. 21,000
    3. 31,000
    4. 41,000
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D – 41,000

41,140 alumni, family, friends, students, and CC community members gave during Building on Originality. That’s a lot of support!

Question 7

  1. In 2020, a group of CC students created a fund whose purpose is to build a network of solidarity within the CC community to meet each other’s needs. This concept, and the name of the fund, is called: 
    1. Colorado College Private Support
    2. Colorado College Mutual Aid
    3. Colorado College Collective Charity
    4. Colorado College Students in Solidarity
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B – Colorado College Mutual Aid

In July 2020, a group of students created Colorado College Mutual Aid in response to a need for additional student support during the pandemic. The fund is still student-run and continues to make a CC education accessible to all.

Question 8

  1. When you give to CC, you can direct your donation to which of the following areas?
    1. Annual Fund
    2. General Fund for Athletics
    3. Antiracism at Colorado College Fund
    4. Parents Fund
    5. All of the above (and more!)
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E – All the above

You can direct your donation to whatever fund means the most to you. Your gift can make an impact to any area of the college, and we appreciate your support.

How unrestricted giving makes an impact

We believe in the value of the Block Plan, and we use the Annual Fund to help support it.

Unrestricted gifts provide the greatest opportunity for impact because we can fund any aspect of the college – including scholarships and financial aid, department funds, class travel expenses, facilities maintenance, and other college operations. Watch the video below to learn more about what the Annual Fund is and how you can make a difference at CC.

What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund provides crucial dollars to the college’s core mission. With a gift to the Annual Fund, you help CC meet its critical operating needs, which in turn allows us to pursue creative solutions and explore new opportunities for students.

Where can your gift to the Annual Fund go?

Where can your gift to the Annual Fund go? click to find out

Engage with CC

There are many ways to give back and engage with CC, beyond monetary donations! Are you interested in volunteering to help current and future students? Do you want to take part in continued learning opportunities? Simply want to stay in the loop about what’s going on at CC? Click the links below to learn more!

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