Historic fundraising challenge on College’s 108th birthday

founder day challenge 2019 success

Historic Giving Challenge a Huge Success!

Connecticut College faculty, students, staff and alumni celebrated 108 years of academic excellence on April 5 with a Founders Day tea in Shain Library, the ceremonial bell-ringing and the success of the largest fundraising challenge in the College’s history. Generous donors Brad Brown P’12 ’15 ’20, Rob Hale ’88 P’20, Zoe Klein Henriquez ’99 and Raj Vig ’93 pledged $500,000 if at least 2,000 donors made gifts to the College in the 48 hours leading up to the celebration. When that goal was surpassed, several current and former trustees pledged an additional $250,000, for a total of $750,000, if at least 2,750 donors participated in the challenge, which was also achieved. The final count was over 3,400 donors and more that $1 million dollars raised, both records for the College.

Learn about the results

Our students want to make a difference.

Connecticut College students have always seen themselves as change agents. Today's Camels are no different. They see their education as preparation for giving back.

Our unparalleled faculty, opportunities for transformative internships and research around the globe, and a growing commitment to financial aid give students a strong foundation to do just that – to put the liberal arts into action.

  •  Alex Iezzi '15 is researching the link between volcanoes and seismic activitiy.
  •  Molly Hayward '10 named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

When you make a gift to the Connecticut College Fund, you support this tradition of outstanding liberal arts education. You can maximize your support by becoming a member of the Granite Society and enrolling in our recurring giving program.

Thank you.