True Blue ’24 Challenge

3,097
Donors
129% of 2,400 Donor goal
$1,340,533
Donated
This campaign ended on March 02, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Colby College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous classmate matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2022

An Anonymous DonorJesse Woods matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Friends of Baseball and Softball

An Anonymous DonorBen Brauer and JJ Ndayisenga matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $400Just for Class of 2013

An Anonymous DonorMadeline and Peter Scheve matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alum (2010)

An Anonymous DonorJon and Paula Eustis ’69 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,500Just for Class of 1969

An Anonymous DonorThe 1994 Class Committee matched $104 for each donor, donating a total of $1,994Just for Class of 1994

An Anonymous DonorThe 1995 Class Committee matched $21 for each donor, donating a total of $1,995Just for Class of 1995

An Anonymous DonorMarlene Goldman ’70 and an anonymous donor matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1970

An Anonymous DonorDave Nelson ’71 and Janet Beals ’71 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1971

An Anonymous DonorDon Buckley '75 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Alum who gave to Friends of Cross Country/Distance

An Anonymous DonorDon Buckley '75 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Alum who gave to Friends of Track and Field/Power

An Anonymous DonorKevin Bruen '85, P'17 and Carolyn (Boynton) Bruen '84, P'17 matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $4,000Just for Friends of Club Water Polo

An Anonymous DonorJason Freedman ’01 matched $150 for each donor, donating a total of $4,500Just for Class of 2001

An Anonymous DonorMembers of the Class of 1968 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $4,500Just for Class of 1968

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous ’72 Alum matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1972

An Anonymous DonorPeter Garrambone ’77 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1977

An Anonymous DonorMeaghan Fitzgerald ’08 and Tim Williams ’08 matched $190 for each donor, donating a total of $5,700Just for Class of 2008

An Anonymous DonorEleanor S Campbell '81 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $8,000Just for Friends of Track and Field/Power

An Anonymous DonorEvan Dangel ’86 and Susan Roberts Dangel ’86 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorMatt Hancock '90 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Friends of Basketball

An Anonymous DonorMindy Williams ’03 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Friends of Swimming and Diving

An Anonymous DonorSuzanne J. Battit ’86 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for First Time Donors

An Anonymous DonorTwo Anonymous Donors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,500Just for Friends of Volleyball

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous 1989 Donors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $14,673Just for Class of 1989

An Anonymous DonorA generous Class of 2027 Family matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $15,000Just for Financial Aid

An Anonymous DonorThree Anonymous Tennis Families matched $250 for each donor, donating a total of $17,500Just for Friends of Tennis

An Anonymous DonorDave Williams ’71, P’03 and Linda Williams P’03 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Friends of Ice Hockey

An Anonymous DonorRick Samson ’68, Kathy Rock and an Anonymous Family matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $20,000Just for DavisConnects

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous donor matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $20,000Just for FLI@Colby

An Anonymous DonorFive anonymous classmates matched $328 for each donor, donating a total of $25,000Just for Class of 1976

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Parent matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Friends of Baseball and Softball

An Anonymous DonorEric Johnson, David Leavy, Jessica and Michael Stanton, and Sarah Hamilton Barringer matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $33,000Just for Class of 1992

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000Just for Friends of Football

An Anonymous DonorSeth & Sara Alvord P'25 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000Just for Friends of Lacrosse
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An Anonymous DonorTracey Cote gave $100 because 15 donors gaveJust for Friends of Skiing

An Anonymous DonorTracey Cote gave $100 because 15 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorPen Hallowell gave $500 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 2021

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 2019 Committee gave $650 because 19 donors gaveJust for Class of 2019

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 1996 Committee gave $960 because 30 donors gaveJust for Class of 1996

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous classmates gave $1,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 2017

An Anonymous DonorDavid Fernandez gave $1,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1989

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous classmate gave $1,200 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorSusan S Hinrichs gave $1,500 because 100 donors gaveJust for Alum (1980)

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 2016 Committee gave $1,650 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 2016

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous classmates gave $1,850 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 1990 Committee gave $1,990 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1990

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 1997 Committee gave $1,997 because 30 donors gaveJust for Class of 1997

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous 2011 Alumnus gave $2,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 2011

James Cook photoJames Cook gave $2,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 1978

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous classmates gave $2,500 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 2009

An Anonymous DonorBert Languet gave $2,500 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 2012 Committee gave $4,600 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Barr '89 P'24 and Ed Barr '88 P'24 gave $5,000 because 125 donors gaveJust for Friends of Swimming and Diving

An Anonymous DonorAndrew Weinberg and Andrea Hyde P'26 gave $5,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Friends of Crew

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 1987 Committee gave $6,500 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 1987

An Anonymous DonorDebbie Nelson ’80 gave $10,000 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 1980

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous classmate gave $10,000 because 30 donors gaveJust for Class of 1998

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Joe Boulos ’68 gave $25,000 because 600 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Joe Boulos ’68 gave $25,000 because 2400 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Joe Boulos ’68 gave $25,000 because 1800 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Joe Boulos ’68 gave $25,000 because 1200 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorVanessa King P’24 and J.T. King P’24 gave $30,000 because 140 donors gaveJust for Friends of Cross Country/Distance

An Anonymous DonorTim O'Donnell '87 gave $100,000 because 1500 donors gaveJust for Athletics
Incentives
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Our top 3 advocates will win a $50 gift card to the campus bookstore!
About True Blue ’24

Stay tuned for the final True Blue numbers in the coming weeks!

Join the True Blue ’24 Challenge by making a gift of any size to Colby before 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2024.

Each time we reach a donor participation milestone, we’ll unlock additional challenge gifts. When we reach the final milestone of 2,400 donors, we will unlock a matching gift of $100,000 from Trustee Joe Boulos ’68! 


When donor participation benchmarks are met, challenge gifts will be unlocked.

# of Donors                 $ Unlocked

600 Donors                   $25,000

1,200 Donors                $50,000

1,800 Donors                $75,000

2,400 Donors                $100,000

*Match or challenge dollars will go to the designation chosen by the donor who made the incentive possible.

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March 3—Thank You!

Thank you to all who participated in The True Blue ’24 Challenge. 

We surpassed our goal of 2,400 donors!

Stay tuned for the final True Blue ’24 numbers in the coming weeks!


138 days ago by Victoria Pereira
One State Left to Fill the Map—West Virginia!

Help us fill the map with Mule Pride!

Update: Mission accomplished as of 5:15 p.m. on 3/2/24 🎉

139 days ago by Victoria Pereira
We Did It! 2,400 Donors!


139 days ago by Nick Vail
1,800 Donors!

140 days ago by Victoria Pereira
1,200 Donors!

141 days ago by Nick Vail
GOLD Alums (2014-2023): The Colby Alumni Council Will Boost Your True Blue ’24 gift up to $100

MATCH HAS BEEN FULFILLED AS OF 3:24 PM (EST) ON THURSDAY, 2/29.

Happy Colby Charter Signing Day! 
 
As a recent graduate of Colby College, you’re part of a vibrant community of alumni who continue to make a positive impact in the world.
 
We want to share some exciting news with you. The Colby Alumni Council is offering a special opportunity for Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD Alums) like yourself. We are boosting gifts from $10 to $99 up to $100. 
 
Here’s how it works: if you make a $25 gift, the Alumni Council will add $75 to make it a $100 gift. This is a fantastic chance to support an area of campus you’re passionate about, whether it’s financial aid, the Pugh Center, Colby College Museum of Art, or Colby College Athletics. 
 
But act fast! There are only $2,300 in matching funds available. This is a wonderful way to maximize the impact of your gift and support current students. 

142 days ago by Victoria Pereira
600 Donors!

143 days ago by Nick Vail

True Blue ’24 Class LeaderboardClasses are ranked by donor participation within each class
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
200319$11,410
199551$7,397
201518$6,351
198314$1,325
200525$4,366
197665$45,235
199744$8,880
197316$4,175
201718$3,110
198021$22,725
198620$16,700
199451$10,213
198514$12,500
19582$3,600
197518$8,810
202021$1,458
199626$6,382
198720$121,725
199822$12,245
197925$6,004
197213$10,300
19705$3,800
19531$100
19500$0
19420$0
19521$200
19410$0
19657$625
19430$0
19602$300
196311$691
19541$500
196210$3,150
19564$1,260
199043$20,075
198416$7,100
199939$11,582
201015$4,351
196912$9,080
197122$24,395
197711$17,975
200618$4,015
198936$26,208
201423$3,085
19400$0
19511$50
19553$51,250
19440$0
202334$3,689
202242$2,238
19480$0
19678$700
200230$4,374
19591$1,000
201631$4,006
197428$4,643
19612$1,100
19450$0
196813$141,789
201823$1,616
19828$3,175
196615$2,635
19470$0
19572$5,050
199336$26,970
19490$0
201326$3,354
200935$12,253
201930$2,816
200016$5,810
198833$20,286
19648$550
198112$9,025
200429$21,200
19460$0
201133$4,135
199282$53,699
200730$3,277
199130$26,758
202127$1,907
201232$9,646
200111$6,700
197823$6,625
200827$18,772
Reunion Years ChallengeBe entered for a chance to win Reunion 2024 tickets. Three winners will be chosen at random.
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
197428$4,643
197925$6,004
198936$26,208
198416$7,100
200429$21,200
200935$12,253
201930$2,816
19648$550
199451$10,213
201423$3,085
202334$3,689
196912$9,080
199939$11,582
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Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon42%Alum
Book icon6%Students
Parent icon17%Parents
Suitcase icon3%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon9%Friends
Friends icon4%First-time Donors
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Elisabeth A Morgan
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Tim O'Donnell '87 photo
Tim O'Donnell '87
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
Seth & Sara Alvord P'25 photo
Seth & Sara Alvord P'25
Heart icon matched a total of $50,000
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $50,000
Eric Johnson, David Leavy, Jessica and Michael Stanton, and Sarah Hamilton Barringer photo
Eric Johnson, David Leavy, Jessica and Michael Stanton, and Sarah Hamilton Barringer
Heart icon matched a total of $33,000
Vanessa King P’24 and J.T. King P’24 photo
Vanessa King P’24 and J.T. King P’24
Gave $30,000 during a Challenge!
Trustee Joe Boulos ’68 photo
Trustee Joe Boulos ’68
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
Trustee Joe Boulos ’68 photo
Trustee Joe Boulos ’68
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
An Anonymous Parent photo
An Anonymous Parent
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
Five anonymous classmates photo
Five anonymous classmates
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
Trustee Joe Boulos ’68 photo
Trustee Joe Boulos ’68
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!