Read the Aug. 7, 2013, press release: "Alumni, families and friends lead most successful fundraising effort in Connecticut College history."
WE ARE PLEASED AND PROUD TO SHARE WITH YOU that we have achieved the $200 million goal for the Campaign for Connecticut College. In fact, we’ve surpassed it, raising an extraordinary total of $211 million. This was the largest and most successful fundraising effort in the College’s history, and you are one of the more than 22,000 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends who made it possible.
Through the Campaign, millions of dollars were raised to support our priorities of residential education, internationalization, science education and financial aid. We have built new buildings such as the science center at New London Hall and the fitness center; fully renovated classrooms with the latest technology; refurbished common rooms across campus to better connect the academic and residential experience; and launched innovative programs such as Foreign Language Fellows. Scholarship support for new programs, including Science Leaders and Posse Scholars, both intended to bring underrepresented students to campus, reached $24 million. The $7.5 million renovation of the Charles E. Shain Library is the final building project of the Campaign and will be completed within the next two years.
Your support of the Annual Fund raised nearly $50 million to ensure the highest quality academic experience for our students. The vast majority of donors to the Campaign — 20,000 — contributed through the Annual Fund, a strong vote of confidence in the College.
The real measure of success is not, however, in the dollars raised; it’s in the people whose lives have been changed by your investment in the College. Because of you, our students can achieve their greatest potential.
We will celebrate the success of the Campaign for Connecticut College during Fall Weekend, Oct. 18-20, and invite you to join us for a weekend showcasing the best of Connecticut College today.
On behalf of the entire College community, we extend our deepest appreciation and heartfelt thanks. Connecticut College would not be the institution it is today without your support.
LEO I. HIGDON, JR.
President, Connecticut College
BARBARA SHATTUCK KOHN ’72
Chair, Campaign for Connecticut College