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The Colgate Alumni Corporation 1819 Award

The 1819 Award is the most selective and prestigious award Colgate University bestows upon a student whose character, scholarship, sportsmanship, and service to others best exemplify the spirit that is Colgate and the value of a liberal arts education.

Maggie Dunne '13

Maggie Dunne asks Richard Branson to support her non-profitFew students in the nation have achieved the level of recognition and peer respect as has Maggie Dunne, the 2013 recipient of Colgate’s prestigious 1819 Award.

Dunne, who not only carried a high GPA, but also worked to effect change at the impoverished Pine Ridge Indian reservation through her creation in 2008 of the non-profit Lakota Children’s Enrichment (LCE).

While majoring in Native American studies and religion, Dunne raised more than $100,000 and collected about $150,000 in new and salvaged goods for her enterprise.