Thanks to the incredible support of our alumni, current and former parents, faculty, staff, students and friends, we more than doubled our goal, reaching 2,189 donors. These generous donors helped to raise $670,924 for Connecticut College.
Because the goal was reached, former trustee Tim Armstrong ’93 will give a $100,000 gift of his own.
Alumni led the Founders Day Challenge with 1,613 donors giving $576,448. The Class of 1957 had the best participation rate at 23.7 percent; the Class of 2007 had the most donors with 47. Parent support was also critical—303 current and former parents donated a total of $80,147.
Geographically, Boston led the way with 344 donors. New York followed with 216. Thirty-nine members of the Class of 2016 donated and 118 faculty and staff accepted the Challenge. There were also 257 first-time donors, 808 donors who had not made a gift last year, and 67 new members of the 1911 Society.
The success of the Founders Day Challenge has helped increase overall alumni donor participation by 4 percent over last year, and the Connecticut College Fund, which received over half of all Founders Day Challenge gifts, is now ahead by 17.5 percent in gift commitments.
Thank you to all who accepted the Founders Day Challenge. If you missed the Challenge, you can still help us reach our Connecticut College Fund goal by clicking the button below to make a gift today!