Inspired by our values and supported by strategic partnerships and connections, our initiatives leverage our existing strengths to enhance our students’ experiences, improve their outcomes, and produce generations of leaders to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.


Initiative Highlights

Colby Labs
Colby Labs

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Colby aspires to be a global destination for intellectual innovation. Colby Labs—investments in multidisciplinary programs and partnerships across traditional academic boundaries—will open paths to scholarship and intellectual networking and spur advances where our graduates will have the most impact. Show your support.

Financial Aid
Financial Aid

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Colby is committed to aggressively recruiting highly qualified students from every social, cultural, and geographic background. Your support will build our strength to provide financial aid to students from low-income and middle-class families and help Colby become a national example for enrolling the most talented students. Show your support.

Athletic Complex
Athletic Complex

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A transformational vision of vibrant, healthy communities and competitive excellence alongside academic exploration permeates Colby’s culture and drives our goals for fitness, wellness, and athletics. With further investment in modern athletic facilities—including the finest, most versatile venues for competition and recreation—expansive opportunities exist to set Colby apart from its peers. Show your support.

DavisConnects
DavisConnects

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Our new DavisConnects program establishes Colby as the first liberal arts college to make unparalleled access to internship, research, and global experiences a foremost priority. Because ideas and learning shouldn’t be limited by resources, Colby invites your support to shape opportunities for students through a new model for the liberal arts.
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Colby Museum of Art
Colby Museum of Art

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The Colby Museum of Art is poised to be this country’s preeminent academic art museum and an international destination for the collection, study, and exhibition of American art. The museum is already distinctive among its peers through the strength of its collection and the Lunder Institute for American Art. With expanded resources, Colby students and the community will have greater opportunities to engage with the institute’s residents and fellows through lectures, symposiums, and research partnerships. Show your support.

Arts and Innovation
Arts and Innovation

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A center for arts and innovation will be a creative laboratory that strengthens partnerships with artists and arts organizations, increases access to world-class performances, and demonstrates Colby’s commitment to the performing arts. Capital investment will create uniquely flexible, multipurpose spaces for teaching, performing, working, and creating in music, theater, dance, and cinema studies and help grow the creative economy in Waterville and beyond. Show your support.

Waterville
Waterville

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Colby is catalyzing growth in Waterville by creating a civic environment in which our students and community are engaged and attracting investors. Colby and its partners have a plan for fostering community partnerships, creating residential density, attracting new jobs, increasing visitors, and improving quality of life. Our vision? A revitalized city, alive with activity, in which history is honored and reimagined spaces brim with civic promise. Show your support.

Internships
Internships

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In today’s global marketplace, where innovation, adaptability, and leadership are increasingly prized, internships are known foundations for lifelong success. Employers play an essential role in helping students bridge their education to the world. You can support the most talented students in their pursuits by enhancing the academic experience through funding or providing designed and facilitated internship opportunities. Show your support.

Ways to Give
Ways to Give