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Parent Giving Challenge

1,313 Minutes. $131,313. Incredible impact.
Thank You – We appreciate the many parents who participated in the giving challenge! Results of the challenge will be shared early next week.


The Parent Giving Challenge begins 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Thursday, April 12.

The Colgate experience wouldn't be what it is without the support of Colgate parents. That's why, in honor of Colgate Day, a generous parent has issued this challenge:
MAKE A GIFTWhen parents contribute a total of $131,313 within 1,313 minutes, our anonymous challenger will match it with an additional gift of $131,313.


A new challenger has come on board to help us exceed our original goal! The challenger is offering an additional $50,000 if we can raise another $50,000 today! We have the potential of raising over $360,000 for deserving students - but we need your help!
Gifts of any size, to any program, count toward this challenge — and have an immediate impact. So choose a designation that is meaningful to your family, and rise to the challenge!

Happy Colgate Day!

Popular Giving Options for Parents

Make your gift to one of these popular designations, or to any Colgate program that is meaningful to your family. All gifts count towards this challenge.

The Colgate Fund

Colgate’s most pressing need, contributions to the Colgate Fund have immediate impact — benefiting students in the year the gifts are given — and can be directed to academics, financial aid, study abroad, athletics, libraries, the arts, and more.

Spendable Internships

Internships are a pivotal experience in a liberal arts education, critical for post-graduate success, and a common recruiting tool for employers. Colgate is determined to raise sufficient funds to meet the full financial need of students who pursue unpaid or underpaid internships.

Global Leaders Lecture Series

Launched in 2007, the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders At Colgate brings international leaders to campus, exposing students to complex issues and allowing them to engage with individuals at the forefront of world affairs.

Colgate Athletic Council

The CAC serves all athletic programs and student-athletes by providing the resources needed to produce excellence in the classroom and in Division I Athletics.
For more information, contact Heather Payne, assistant director of parent giving, at 315-228-6206 or

Colgate Day

A worldwide celebration of the Colgate spirit, observed every Friday the 13th. Show your Colgate pride by wearing maroon, attending events, sharing your love for Colgate on social media, and supporting Colgate with a gift.

Why 13?

Even if you’re new to the Colgate family, you’ve probably noticed our fixation with the number 13. The origin: Colgate University was founded by 13 men with $13 and 13 prayers.