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Colgate hosts 73rd professional network event

April 29, 2016
Panelists on stage discussing the changing media landscape with Jeff Fager '77, executive producer of 60 Minutes.

Panelists discuss the changing media landscape with Jeff Fager ’77, executive producer of 60 Minutes. (Photo by Lorenzo Ciniglio)

Colgate University launched its professional networks two years ago to promote alumni engagement, cultivate new professional opportunities for members, and support undergraduate career development. Since then, thousands of alumni, parents, and students have engaged with professional networks by attending online, regional, and on-campus events.

Last month, Colgate launched the new Marketing, Media, and Communications Network and brought alumni, parents, and students together to discuss the state of journalism in the digital world — the professional network program’s 73rd event.

Jeff Fager ’77, executive producer of 60 Minutes, moderated a panel of alumni and parents that featured Joey Bartolomeo ’95, executive editor, SeventeenDina Dunn ’88, P’19 founder and general manager, Blink, LLC (and Thought Into Action mentor); Andrew Heyward P’00, faculty associate at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and principal at Heyward Advisory LLC; Todd Larsen ’88, chief executive officer, Blurb, Inc.; and John Martin ’84, managing director, NASCAR Digital Media.

Students who attended the event were able to hear from seasoned communications professionals and network with an even broader range of people.

Alumni talking

Alumni make connections at the Colgate Professional Networks’ 73rd event. (Photo by Lorenzo Ciniglio)

“I really enjoyed attending the marketing, media, and communications launch because of the emphasis the panelists placed on creating and building your own personal brand,” said Kerry Houston ’16. “I found their experiences and insight on this constantly changing and evolving industry to be very helpful in learning how to successfully market myself and my skills.”

The 10 different professional networks offer students (and parents) a chance to glimpse a roadmap to a desired career and learn from smart alumni about topics specific to their industry. They also allow alumni to network together.

“Every Colgate grad knows the power of our network, but to see it in action is palpable,” said Sian-Pierre Regis ’06. “Some of the biggest names in media showed up to the MMC event, dropping serious knowledge on the shifting state of the industry — to be able to get intel and then dive deeper in follow-up conversations is invaluable.”

While this event was a panel discussion, many professional networking events are not. Online events like the one on Colgate Day, are an opportunity for alumni to connect with each other wherever they live and work. On-campus events like SophoMORE Connections connect alumni, faculty, and students. For a list of upcoming events, visit colgate.edu/networks.

Related links:
Watch the entire Marketing, Media & Communications panel discussion
Attend the Colgate Day online networking event
See all of Colgate’s Professional Networks
Watch the Law and Finance summit


Zombie movie by Rod Blackhurst ’02 wins top Tribeca honor

April 27, 2016
The feature film Here Alone won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca

The feature film Here Alone won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca.

Here Alone, an independent film by Rod Blackhurst ’02, won the Tribeca Film Festival’s Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature last week.

Entertainment magazine described the production as “a taut, lean, unfussy film about a lone woman surviving in the wild woods of upstate New York.” Meanwhile, Maxim magazine wrote that the “Tribeca film festival proves the zombie formula isn’t dead.

In the movie, a young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious, zombie-spawning epidemic that has decimated society and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness. The film was entirely self-financed (in part through a successful kickstarter campaign) and even self-cast — the lead actress, Lucy Walters, was approached via Twitter messages from Blackhurst.

Blackhurst, a French literature graduate, says:

“We thought Here Alone would appeal to fans of well-crafted psychological dramatic thrillers and elevated genre films — again showing our understanding of what it requires to tell a simple and powerful story.”

Tribeca audiences clearly agreed, giving Blackhurst and his crew the coveted top prize.

Watch the trailer.

Co-founded by Craig Hatkoff ’76, the Tribeca Film Festival saw controversy this year when the film Vaxxed was removed from the screening schedule. Colgate Professor Penny Lane wrote a post about the festival’s decision to screen the documentary, and numerous national and international media outlets quoted her words.

Variety wrote, “The reaction on Twitter, Facebook, and social media platforms was intense. The decision [to include the film] also was criticized in the creative community, with documentary filmmaker Penny Lane (Our Nixon) writing an open letter to the the festival saying that including Vaxxed threatened its credibility.”

CBS News included Lane’s words in its recap of the controversy as did the New York TimesRolling Stone, the Guardian, and USA Today.

In a fourth Tribeca-Colgate connection, The Return, which won the audience award in the documentary category, will soon air on the PBS series POV, produced by Chris White ’91.

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Rob Blackhurst ’02 in the Colgate Scene


Konosioni charity auction raises record amount

April 15, 2016
Colgate's Konosioni Charity Auction

Alumni, parents, and students bid on items ranging from a private party with President-Elect Brian Casey to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tickets. Photo by Alice Virden-Speer

This year’s Konosioni Senior Honor Society charity auction raised a record-breaking amount — more than $32,000 — for local organizations. The 19th annual event, which coincided with Entrepreneurship Weekend on April 8, drew parents, alumni, and students. Read more


Colgate hosts fifth annual Entrepreneur Weekend

April 14, 2016
Thought Into Action students gather on stage at Colgate's fifth Entrepreneur Weekend celebration

Thought Into Action students gather on stage at Colgate’s fifth Entrepreneur Weekend celebration. (Photo by Gerard Gaskin)

True grit is more than a classic western. It’s the stuff of great start-ups.

Colgate and Thought Into Action hosted the fifth annual Entrepreneur Weekend, April 8–9, celebrating the relentless determination that goes into successful ventures and connecting students with veteran business builders.

The festivities included a keynote conversation on Friday night. Moderated by Forbes magazine tech editor Steven Bertoni ’02, the panel included Tyler Haney, CEO of Outdoor Voices; Payal Kadakia, CEO and co-founder of ClassPass; Jon McNeill, president of global sales and service at Tesla Motors; Clare MacGoey, CFO of Giphy; and David Fialkow ’81, managing director at General Catalyst Partners.

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University community dedicates Ciccone Commons

April 8, 2016
Diane Ciccone ’79, family members, and Colgate staff cut a ribbon in the Ciccone Commons
Diane Ciccone ’79, family members, and Colgate staff cut a ribbon in the Ciccone Commons

On Saturday, April 2, members of the Colgate community officially celebrated the naming of the university’s first residential commons for Diane Ciccone ’74.

Hailing from Skaneateles and Bridgewater, N.Y., Ciccone was one of 13 women of color to enter Colgate University in 1970 — the university’s first year of coeducation. She began her 40-year legal career as a law clerk to the first African-American female judge in the country, Jane M. Bolin.

Ciccone has worked as an appellate attorney for the New York attorney general and a trial attorney for both the New York City Transit Authority and the multinational law firm Wilson, Elser. Owner of her own law firm since 1989, Ciccone also serves as an administrative law judge for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

As a Colgate alumna, Ciccone has fostered connections between alumni and students as a career adviser, intern host, and a founding member of the Alumni of Color organization. A former member of the Alumni Council, Ciccone served two terms on the Board of Trustees, chairing its legal affairs and insurance committee. She has served on the women’s advisory and reunion planning committees and is a member of the bicentennial advisory committee. A fundraising volunteer, she also created a fund to support the ALANA Cultural Center.
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Alumnus supported by the AMA for his resolution on improved clinical trial transparency

April 1, 2016
Colgate alumnus speaks on prescription drug clinical trial transparency

Brian Chernak ’14 wrote a resolution calling for improved clinical trial transparency, which was recently supported by the American Medical Association.

When researching drugs to prescribe, medical professionals may be unknowingly influenced by selective publishing of clinical trial data — which makes some drugs appear more effective than they actually are. It’s a problem medical student Brian Chernak ’14 wanted to take on, so he began exploring how he could support better reporting of clinical trials. Now, thanks to a resolution Chernak authored, the American Medical Association (AMA) — the largest association of physicians and medical students in the country — is bringing more attention to the issue. Read more


Panel set for Colgate’s fifth annual Entrepreneur Weekend

March 25, 2016
5th annual entrepreneur weekend at Colgate University

Colgate’s fifth annual Entrepreneur Weekend includes veteran entrepreneurs and students from the Thought Into Action Institute.

Entrepreneur Weekend 2016 is just around the corner.

Colgate’s fifth annual celebration of ideas, grit, and nerve kicks off with a Shark Tank–style panel on Friday, April 8.

Steven Bertoni ’02, Forbes magazine tech editor, will host a conversation with four innovative entrepreneurs — the creative minds behind a series of visionary and exciting companies:

Tyler Haney, CEO, Outdoor Voices
Payal Kadakia, CEO and co-founder, ClassPass
Adam Leibsohn, COO, Giphy
Jon McNeill, president, global sales and service at Tesla Motors

Then, the panel will hear pitches from student entrepreneurs in the Thought Into Action Institute (TIA), moderated by Peter Boyce of Venture, General Catalyst Partners, and Rough Draft Ventures.

The student presenters are:

Samantha Braver ’18 and Ryan Diew ’17 – Trippie
Miranda Scott ’18 – Waffle Cookie
Rex Messing ’15 and Ryan Clements ’16 – Fish Tuwa Tuwa
Richard Sanders ’17 – Seela

The panel and the audience will then vote to decide which students will receive seed money to take their ideas to the next level.

Weekend events continue on Saturday, April 9, with TIA student venture demos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hall of Presidents.

Register for free at colgate.edu/eweekend.

Related:
Colgate entrepreneurship
Thought Into Action Institute
Speakers at Colgate
Photos of speakers at Colgate


Alumnus returns for German-American relations lecture

March 10, 2016
Portrait of Jackson Janes ’69

Jackson Janes ’69 (Photo by Tony Richards, courtesy of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies)

On March 3, Jackson Janes ’69 returned to campus to discuss German-American relations. The lecture, sponsored by the Department of German, was titled “A Study of Friendships, Frictions, and Transforming Interests in the 21st Century.”

Janes is the president of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Atlantic Council of the United States. Widely published on issues dealing with Germany, German-American relations, and transatlantic affairs, Janes has delivered lectures in the United States and abroad. He often provides commentary for domestic and foreign media outlets, including CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, CBC, and other networks.

The lecture focused on the shifting dynamics in a post-Cold War world. On both sides of the Atlantic, governments are grappling with globalization and increased interdependence in the wake of world issues such as climate change, nuclear weapons crises, and terrorism.

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Wolk conference explores health care challenges and opportunities

March 2, 2016
Wolk Medical Conference attendees ask a question of Michael J. Wolk '60.

Michael J. Wolk ’60 takes questions from the audience at the 2016 Wolk Medical Conference on campus

Students seeking their vocation in America’s challenging health care system could benefit from a liberal arts mix of biology, economics, and philosophy.

Kicking off the 2016 Michael J. Wolk ’60 Conference on Medical Education last month, the nationally renowned cardiologist and conference namesake stated that just five percent of the population consumes 50 percent of the health care spending in the United States.

“We also need to address the fact that one percent of drugs account for 33 percent of pharmaceutical spending,” Wolk said.

These and other sobering statistics, which show the United States lagging behind other developed countries in health care outcomes while outpacing them in spending, highlight the difficult problems facing providers in the years to come. That’s why Wolk returns to Colgate every two years to help current students explore the industry on which he has made an indelible mark.

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The history department takes over Twitter

February 19, 2016

On Monday, February 15, the Department of History took over the official Colgate University Twitter feed.

Led by students Warren Dennis ’16 and Kristy Saldana ’18, the department posted about faculty, students, and alumni — they even threw in a little history of Colgate.

“It was very nerve-racking at first,” said Saldana. “But once we started hearing so much positive feedback from students on campus and the engagement of people on Twitter, it made this an amazing experience.”

Dennis live-tweeted a senior seminar, wherein the class discussed Kirsten Weld’s book, Paper Cadavers. Weld replied:

 

See the entire day below.


Hannah Robinson ’11, lawyer without borders

January 13, 2016
Hannah Robinson ’11 stands outside a Mayan steam bath in Guatemala.

Hannah Robinson ’11 outside a Mayan steam bath in Guatemala

From the autumn Colgate Scene:

While investigating human rights cases in Guatemala for the past year, attorney Hannah Robinson ’11 felt somewhat safe as an American citizen — but she did “get nervous every time a motorcycle pulled up next to [her].” With good reason: 26 legal professionals have been murdered there since 2013; the most recent was in June by gunmen on motorbikes.

The Colgate Scene first Skyped with Robinson in January 2015, the midpoint of her year in Guatemala, where she was building cases involving genocide crimes. Robinson is supported by a fellowship through Loyola Law School, from which she graduated last spring. She was the first from Loyola to pursue this work — it was her idea and design.

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SophoMORE Connections returns

January 13, 2016
Portrait of Sian-Pierre Regis ’06

Sian-Pierre Regis ’06

This weekend, January 15–16, SophoMORE Connections returns to Colgate. Keynote speaker Sian-Pierre Regis ’06, Swagger founder and pop-culture/social contributor to CNN/HLN, heads a long list of alumni arriving on campus. They’ll talk with students about life after commencement — and how to take advantage of the full suite of Colgate resources between now and then to prepare for a successful career launch.

Sian-Pierre will be joined at the signature Center for Career Services event by fellow grads like Amy Dudley ’06Jon Sendach ’98, Jamil Jude ’09, and many others.

Visit colgate.edu/sophomoreconnections to find out more about the program and to watch the keynote speech live at noon this Friday, January 15.


From the Scene: Colgate Folklore, Facts & Falsehoods

December 29, 2015
Man standing on shore while piano sinks into Taylor Lake

Illustration by Jonathan Carlson

From the outlandish to the perfectly plausible, the Colgate Scene explored 13 Colgate legends in hopes of either verifying or disproving the titillating tales that have been told over the years. Read the feature at colgate.edu/scene, test your knowledge, and prepare to be surprised.

For example …

Found at the bottom of Taylor Lake: a piano, cars … and a hatchet

PARTIALLY TRUE

You know the joke: What’s the difference between a piano and a fish? You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish. However, there may be both fish and a piano in Taylor Lake, according to a 1997 Maroon-News article on Colgate mythology. The authors, Neal Bailen ’99 and Peter Lindahl ’98, cite a source as saying it’s a “credible rumor” that a piano melted through the ice after a winter party and rests at the bottom of the lake.

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Jeffrey Sumber ’92 offers relationship advice

December 17, 2015
Jeffrey Sumber ’92 stand in front of a cityscape

Jeffrey Sumber ’92

As you gather together with your family for the holidays, check out this alumni profile from the autumn Colgate Scene.

Jeffrey Sumber ’92 is encouraging couples to take responsibility for their own happiness with his new book, Renew Your Wows: Seven Powerful Tools to Ignite the Spark and Transform Your Relationship.

At Colgate, Sumber double-majored in peace and conflict studies and political science. Now a licensed psychotherapist, university professor, and relationship consultant, he also has a master’s in theological studies from Harvard University and a master’s of transpersonal psychology from Southwestern College. Sumber’s premise for healthy relationships is that we must embrace the power of personal responsibility as the counterbalance to projection. “If we want to be happy, we can’t look across to our partners and blame them for our own lack of engagement, passion, and sense of gratitude,” he said. Here are his tools to transform our relationships with ourselves and shift our relationships with others. Keep reading.

 


Gregory Casagrande ’85 shares experience with students as Executive in Residence

November 18, 2015
Casagrande accepts the Day of Impact Award from the Presidents' Club.

Greg Casagrande ’85 (left) received the first-ever Colgate Impact Award at the Presidents’ Club breakfast during Reunion Weekend. (Photo by Gerard Gaskin)

Social entrepreneur Gregory Casagrande ’85 spent three days this month on campus as the Robert A. Fox ’59 Executive in Residence at the Center for Career Services, sharing his extensive business knowledge with the campus community.

Having provided more than $65 million in micro-enterprise financing and small business training to about 60,000 women through his social enterprise in Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands, Casagrande was awarded the inaugural Colgate Impact Award in 2015.

Casagrande has also been recognized as person of the year in Samoa in 2008, and appointed to the United Nations’ Board of Patrons Global Advisors Group. He has served as director of several microfinance boards, including his current role as chairman of three New Zealand software firms, and is an active angel investor. His past professional experience includes positions within the Ford Motor Company, Mazda Motor Company, and Coopers and Lybrand.

While on campus, Casagrande met with professors, administrators, and students in the Benton Scholars and Thought Into Action programs, and he made time for individual student appointments and guest lectures in three classes — Economics 238: Economic Development; Geography 315: Sustainable Livelihoods in Asia; and Geography 186: The Geography of Happiness.

Read more about Casagrande in the latest issue of the Colgate Scene.

 


A walk in the woods with Rick Marsi ’69

November 17, 2015
Rick Marsi ’69

Rick Marsi ’69 gives Scene readers a peek into Brier Hill in the fall. As he invites in his book Wheel of Seasons: “Take a walk, a little walk.” Especially in autumn, he adds, “As well as offering the universal lessons inherent in all seasons, it may reveal special ones of its own.” (Photo by Andrew Daddio)

Pausing next to a tamarack tree, Rick Marsi ’69 purses his lips and exhales, “pshhht, pshhht, pshhht, pshhht” in staccato breaths. A male common yellowthroat, wearing a black mask, answers the call and alights on a nearby branch. Marsi — economics major, ornithologist, naturalist, writer, and photographer — is seemingly satisfied.

Crunching through fallen leaves at Brier Hill, his 30-acre property in Vestal, N.Y., on this balmy, mellow Monday, Marsi points out landmarks: a towering white oak that he refers to as “the matriarch,” a grove of red pines that grew from seedlings he and his mother planted in the mid-’60s, and mini-waterfalls created by stones that he and his wife piled in the creek. All the while, his feathered friends warble overhead, and the birdman is always listening.

Keep reading in the Colgate Scene


First residential commons named for Diane Ciccone ’74, P’10

November 12, 2015
Students hold up a sign reading "Welcome to the Ciccone Commons"

Students celebrate the naming of Ciccone Commons (Photo by Nick Gilbert ’18)

Colgate’s inaugural residential commons, which opened its doors on Arrival Day 2015, will be named for Diane Ciccone ’74, P’10. Commons residents made the choice by popular vote after reviewing a slate of important names in Colgate’s history.

“I am humbled and honored with the naming of Ciccone Commons,” Ciccone said. “It not only recognizes my lifetime commitment to Colgate but more importantly it acknowledges the many voices of women and people of color in Colgate’s story — a story that will be woven into the historical fabric of the institution’s commitment to coeducation and inclusion.” Read more


Be the Change symposium connects students and alumni for common good

November 12, 2015
Students and alumni stand together at networking event

Students network with alumni from the Common Good Professional Network during the Be the Change Symposium (Photo by Nicholas Friedman ’16)

More than a dozen Colgate alumni made the trip to Hamilton this October for the first-ever Be the Change: Careers for the Common Good Symposium, sponsored by the Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE) and the Common Good Professional Network. The symposium focused on building alumni-student relationships and advancing careers in the common good sector, which includes nonprofits, education, government, and other enterprises for social good.

“Having the chance to have dinner and great discussions with students was wonderful,” said Susan Retik-Ger ’90, co-founder of Beyond the 11th. “I was delighted with how engaged and thoughtful the students were.”

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“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin to perform at Colgate

November 10, 2015
Portrait of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

Legendary vocalist Aretha Franklin will perform on campus as part of the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Sanford Field House. Tickets for the Colgate community and the general public will be released in mid-January — watch colgate.edu/globalleaders for details as they become available.

Known around the world by her first name, and as the reigning “Queen of Soul,” Franklin’s repertoire spans pop, soul, jazz, rock, blues, and gospel.

Franklin was named the #1 Vocalist of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2009. The first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including 18 Grammys, five American Music Awards, and four NAACP Image awards. To date, she has received 12 honorary doctorate degrees.

The Global Leaders series, sponsored by Colgate’s Parents’ and Grandparents’ Fund, allows the university to invite inspirational leaders like Franklin to campus. Other guests have included former prime minister of Israel, Shimon Peres; Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder; Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state; President Bill Clinton; Russian political activist Gary Kasparov; Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain; Felipe Calderón, former president of Mexico; and the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Colgate takes next step on international journey

October 20, 2015

It was a Colgate Hello that could be heard around the world.

On October 15, Colgate ushered in a new era of internationalism and officially celebrated the opening of the Center for International Programs (CIP). The center will serve as a hub for the university’s numerous global initiatives, conducted by faculty and students.

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Students benefit from internship advice and access

October 1, 2015
Emily Bradley ’10 stands with the press corps outside the White House

Emily Bradley ’10, pictured here during her internship with the White House press corps, recently returned to campus to give advice to students.

“Connect with a real live human being – be more than a piece of paper and a GPA.”

This was just one piece of advice offered by Emily Bradley Greenfield ’10, the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Internship Banquet, hosted by the Center for Career Services (CCS) on September 29.

The banquet allowed first-year students and sophomores to sit down with upperclassmen, who were readily prepared to provide advice about how they landed their internships, catalog tricky questions they’ve encountered in interviews, and describe the day-to-day life of an intern.

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University community gathers for candlelight vigil

September 21, 2015
Chapel at nighttime

Photo by Andrew Daddio

A hush of mourning covered the academic quad this evening as the Colgate community gathered to grieve the deaths of first-year students Cathryn Depuy and Ryan Adams. The silence was punctuated by words of comfort, songs of hope, and 13 chimes from the chapel bell.

“Our lives are intertwined,” said Interim President Jill Harsin. “Some of those threads have been broken. The shape of our community will be different without those connections.”

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Colgate community mourns loss of two students

September 20, 2015

Colgate Memorial Chapel

The Colgate community is mourning tragic news that two students, Cathryn (Carey) Depuy ’19 and Ryan Adams ’19, both of Ridgefield, Conn., died Sunday afternoon in a plane crash in Morrisville, N.Y., after taking off from Hamilton Municipal Airport. No further details are available at this time.

For Colgate students affected by this difficult news, counseling center and chaplain’s office staff members will be available in Judd Chapel on the lower level of Memorial Chapel this evening. Monday, the counseling center will be open and available to Colgate students. As always, counseling is available to members of the faculty and staff through the Employee Assistance Program.

In light of this tragedy, some of Monday’s campus events will be postponed or cancelled. Please consult the campus calendar for updates.

A community vigil will be held at Colgate Memorial Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening.


Fundraising grows by 13 percent in Fiscal Year 2015

September 10, 2015
Scenic photo of the Academic Quad

Photo by Andrew Daddio

Somewhere, Colgate’s 13 founders are smiling.

Those forward-looking benefactors, who launched a university with $13 and 13 prayers, would be proud to know that Colgate received $45.8 million for financial aid, academic programs, the arts, athletics, facilities, and more during Fiscal Year 2015. That is a lucky 13 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2014. Another $22.2 million came in the form of pledges, bequest intentions, and other commitments.

“I want to thank the entire Colgate community for their commitment,” said Interim President Jill Harsin. “Working together, we continue to expand access for bright, ambitious students. We ensure that the opportunities they encounter here will shape their success long after graduation.”

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$10 million from Robert Fox ’59 gives rise to $27 million financial aid partnership

August 28, 2015
Robert Fox ’59

Robert Fox ’59

Robert Fox ’59 has been a leader, mentor, and friend to many people at Colgate and beyond. So when he invested $10 million in financial aid at his alma mater last July, others were quick to trust his wisdom and join the Fox Partnership.

Keen to sustain the momentum of financial aid fundraising at Colgate, Fox offered his gift as inspiration. Ultimately, 26 partners each invested a minimum of $250,000. They amassed a total of nearly $27 million in just 12 months, in some cases directing their support to financial aid for the first time.

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