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Fundraising continues as campaign tops $200 million

January 30, 2020

Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore has surpassed $200 million, providing new opportunities for students and reinforcing Skidmore’s position as one of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges.

The College will continue to raise funds to support the campaign’s six priorities. As of Jan. 30, more than 25,000 alumni, parents, friends and organizations have participated in the campaign, which concludes on May 31. Forty donors have contributed $1 million or more.

Begun in June 2013 and publicly launched in November 2017, Creating Our Future builds on the success of the Creative Thought, Bold Promise campaign, which concluded in 2010 and raised $216.5 million.

“Thank you to everyone who has made a gift so far. Contributions at all levels are changing the lives of our students,” said Nancy Hamilton ’77, chair of the Board of Trustees. “Success inspires success. Additional donors increasing support for each of the campaign priorities will enable us to accomplish all we need to do.”

At the heart of the current campaign is the Center for Integrated Sciences, the single largest academic initiative in the College’s history, which will house all of Skidmore’s science departments and programs under a single roof. The first phase will be completed in May, and the entire project is scheduled for completion in 2024.

“The benefits of the campaign are evident on campus every day — from the construction of the Center for Integrated Sciences to new scholarships, opportunities and programs that enhance the experiences of all our students,” said Philip A. Glotzbach, president of the College. “Together, we are ensuring that Skidmore continues to be a place where Creative Thought Matters, and that commitment is reflected in all that we do.”

Skidmore continues to seek funding for Creating Our Future. Campaign priorities include the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery; athletics, health and wellness; career development and transformative experiences; the Skidmore Fund; and scholarships and financial aid, including the Glotzbach Scholars, an initiative honoring Philip and Marie Glotzbach’s 17 years of leadership. President Glotzbach is retiring following the 2019-2020 academic year.

“My co-chair, Susan Beckerman ’67, and I are excited to continue to work with the Skidmore community between now and May 31 to create the future that we envisioned at the start of this momentous campaign,” said Tom Wilmot ’99, campaign co-chair. “Every gift matters. Together, we can realize the principles that Skidmore holds dear: creativity, collaboration and community.”

To make a gift or commitment or for more information on campaign priorities, please visit the Creating Our Future website.

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