Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign
We have nearly reached our goal, so the Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign has been extended to Dec. 31, 2017.
As of Dec. 13, Colorado College faculty and staff reached 70 percent participation. See how your office/department stacks up!
We Are Asking You Now
The Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign at Colorado College is an initiative focused on encouraging the people who know the college most intimately to invest in it. Of the CC community, 353 staff, 160 faculty and 47 emeriti faculty are giving back to the college. As of Dec. 13, we only need 43 more colleagues to give to hit our campus-wide goal of 75 percent!
Haven't made your gift yet? Make your gift before Dec. 31 to be counted in the faculty staff campaign. We’ll announce the winner of the grand prize, a week at Grand Timber Lodge in Breckenridge for up to eight people in summer 2018, following Winter Celebration* so make your gift today! Any gift, no matter the size, will make a difference.
Our goal is to increase the number of faculty, faculty emeriti, and staff who invest in the college, its students, and programs. There is no dollar goal for this effort; instead, we aim to achieve 75 percent faculty and staff participation. When we reach this high level of participation, it will show students, parents, and alumni that we care enough about this place to invest in its future — and that they should too.
Investing in the college this way also supports CC’s capital campaign, “Building on Originality – The Campaign for Colorado College.” Campaign goals are to:
- Provide $100 million for scholarships and elimination of program fees
- Allocate $20 million toward faculty and coaches
- Dedicate $40 million for Innovation at CC
- Invest $25 million to renovate Tutt Library
- Raise $25 million in expendable funds through annual giving
- Welcome the $150 million Fine Arts Center
If you haven’t already made a gift to Colorado College, please consider doing so now. Gifts of all size matter, and there are many different funds you can support.
Primary Gift Categories
- Annual Fund
- Scholarship Funds
- General Support of an Academic Department
- Support of an Endowed Professorship in an Academic Department
- The Fine Arts Center at CC
- Tutt Library
- Innovation at CC
- Support of a Non-Academic Department (i.e. The Career Center)
- Summer Music Festival
- State of the Rockies Project
- Outdoor Education
- The Butler Center
- CC Athletics (Or a Particular Team)
- Club Teams
Ways to Give
- Complete the Employee Giving Campaign form.
- Complete the Payroll Deduction Authorization form.
- Make a gift through the secure online giving website.
- Send your donation through interoffice or regular mail to the Office of Advancement, Spencer Center, Room 301, 830 N. Tejon St., CO 80903.
- Call the Office of Advancement to give by phone at (719) 389-7700.
If you have questions, or you’d like to learn about pledges and monthly gifts, gifts of securities, life income gifts, or designating CC in your will or trust, please call Meghan Yingling in the Office of Advancement at (719) 389-6356 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note: the campaign has been extended to Dec. 31, 2017.
Each year, the Enrollment Management Division and the Athletic Department collaborate to bring an exceptionally talented and diverse cohort of new students to the college. We are partners in this process and launched the giving challenge between the two divisions as a friendly rivalry to compete with one another and to set the stage for what we both hope will be record participation rates both within our divisions and also across campus. While we will declare a winner later this fall, we recognize that everyone wins if we can achieve our goals and the message to outside constituents — alumni, parents, foundations, and friends of the college — is that faculty and staff alike are committed to this campaign and our mission.
—Mark Hatch and Ken Ralph
Update: Both divisions have shown incredible support of the campaign. Admission and Financial Aid had the biggest percentage of donors while Athletics had the biggest number of donors. Congratulations to both divisions on their success and thank you for your leadership!
Win a Prize
There will be a grand-prize drawing in December for a week at Grand Timber Lodge in Breckenridge for up to eight people in summer 2018 as well as monthly drawings for additional gifts. Each person who makes a gift will be automatically entered into these drawings.*
Congratulations to the winners:
- Brittany Almeida, Alumni and Family Relations, won hockey tickets
- Zora Jackson-Bartelmus, Sociology, won a $25 gift card to Downtown Colorado Springs
- Linda Petro, ITS, won a $25 gift card to Downtown Colorado Springs
- Mike Procell, KRCC, won a $25 gift card to Downtown Colorado Springs
- Rory Stadler, Philosophy and Religion, won a necklace and a pair of earrings from the Indiri Collection
- Susan Stuart-Elliott, Athletics, won a pound of coffee from Roasted! A Colorado Coffee Roaster
- Grayson Warrior, Admission, won a $25 gift card to Downtown Colorado Springs
- Stephen Weaver, Geology, won a pound of coffee from Roasted! A Colorado Coffee Roaster
- Brian Young, ITS, won hockey tickets
*You do not need to make a gift to enter these drawings.
Let Us Know
You work here every day; you know the college better than anyone. So, why do you value CC?
Tell us, and we may share your response on the website or in other materials that lets everyone else in on the behind-the-scenes details about what makes CC great.
The 100 Percent Club
Several offices have fully embraced Colorado College’s Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign and now have 100 percent of their employees giving back to the college!
Admission and Financial Aid
Alumni and Family Relations
Arts and Crafts
Dept. of German, Russian & East Asian Languages
Division Office of Student Life
Environmental Health and Safety
Insurance Administration (Athletics)
J.L. Knight Apartments
Office of Campus Activities
Office of Field Study
Summer Music Festival Office
The Butler Center
The Chaplain's Office
The Locksmith Shop
The President's Office
The following offices haven’t joined the 100 percent club yet, but they’re either close to reaching the campaign’s 75 percent participation goal or they have already exceeded it. Who will get there first?
Advancement Operations — 95%
Anthropology — 67%
Chemistry and Biochemistry — 69%
Classics Department — 75%
Communications — 79%
Office of the Dean — 73%
Economics and Business — 76%
English — 71%
Film and Media — 75%
Geology — 89%
History — 75%
Human Biology & Kinesiology — 67%
ITS Infrastructure — 73%
ITS Operations Team — 80%
KRCC — 91%
Men’s Hockey — 75%
Molecular and Cellular Biology — 70%
Music — 91%
Music Library — 67%
Organismal Biology and Ecology — 70%
Philosophy — 88%
Political Science — 67%
Registrar’s Office – 67%
Residential Halls – Administration and General — 71%
Sociology — 73%
Spanish and Portuguese — 88%
I Value CC
We asked you to tell us why you value CC, and the responses are rolling in! Here are just a few of the reasons why you value CC.
I value the college because at CC I am more than just a number; I am a human being who is appreciated for my uniqueness, as well as the value I bring to the organization. Our community is more like family than just co-workers with little to no connection to each other. And, much like our students, we are encouraged to learn and grow as people and as professionals. It's hard to find a workplace that can offer all of that and still be a fun place to work!
I value CC because of their support for arts and humanities programming across campus. In a time of need (possible NEA/NEH elimination), CC's commitment means a lot!
I value CC because it gives me hope for a better world. The opportunities it provides to a wide range of students will create a continual flow of innovative, diverse ideas to solve problems of the world. I'm glad I'm a small part of that.
I value CC because the college offers many opportunities for students and staff. I work hard, but feel spoiled at the same time as I get to take part in events on campus, take classes, see art and performances, and use gym facilities. The people here care about each other and the community.
I value CC because CC values me. (Thank you!) Professional development, advancement opportunities, our students, relationships with colleagues, growth opportunities, celebrations of success. Beautiful place to be.
I value CC because of the opportunities it provides students, faculty, and staff to work together.
So, what are your reasons? Fill out the survey, and let us know!