Trustee Marieke Rothschild P’16 and her husband, Jeff Rothschild P’16, have made a generous gift of $16 million in support of three of the College’s highest priorities: financial aid, the arts, and health and wellness.
Building on Waterville’s momentum as a dynamic arts and cultural destination, Colby College announced it has received a $3-million gift from Peter H. Lunder ’56, D.F.A. ’98 and Life Trustee Paula Crane Lunder, D.F.A. ’98 through the Lunder Foundation to develop an arts collaborative on Main Street.
To further integrate civic engagement into the curriculum and community, Colby College has received a major campaign commitment that will endow the College’s director of civic engagement and community partnerships position. The endowment will create the Lawry Family Director of Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships.
On December 11, Colby alumni, parents, and friends gathered at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, CT to recognize and celebrate the generosity and impact of 1813 Society, which has a far-reaching, real-time impact in every corner of Mayflower Hill.
Three years ago Colby College began the largest campaign in liberal arts college history, Dare Northward, with a $750-million goal. On Wednesday the College announced it reached a key milestone, $500 million, with contributions from more than 20,000 donors. Though not yet complete, Dare Northward is having an extraordinary impact on Colby students, faculty, staff, […]
To honor a legendary coach who had an exceptional impact on the campus community, Colby College announced that it will name the football team’s top coaching position the Dick McGee Head Coach for Colby Football. A $2-million endowment was raised by a large group of former players.
Colby College has received a major campaign commitment to establish the O’Hanian-Szostak Fellows for Civic Leadership. As Colby’s first fund specifically for select student leaders with a significant commitment to civic responsibility, the O’Hanian-Szostak Fellows for Civic Leadership is made possible through the generosity of Trustee Emerita Anne O’Hanian-Szostak ’72 and Michael J. Szostak ’72.
To help quantify the impact of its significant investments in Waterville, the region, and the state of Maine, Colby College initiated an independent economic analysis. The independent analysis, which was conducted by leading Maine-based experts in measuring economic impacts, found that over the past five years Colby’s operations, investments, and visitor and student spending supported nearly $1.5 billion in economic output across Maine, of which the majority—$1.1 billion—occurred in the Greater Waterville region.
Through the generosity of the Diamond family—Trustee Robert E. Diamond ’73, P’12, Jennifer Diamond P’12, and Charles Diamond ’12—Colby College is establishing the Diamond Family Director of the Arts to integrate new and emerging arts programming on campus and in the local community, further establishing Colby and Waterville as vibrant destinations for the arts.