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Charter Day: Celebrating 100 years of Skidmore College

May 22, 2023

One hundred years. $100,000 match. One day to make a gift.

On May 25, 1922, the New York State Board of Regents officially recognized the collegiate status of the Skidmore School of Arts, prompting immediate jubilation and celebration on Skidmore’s small campus in downtown Saratoga Springs. The newly chartered Skidmore College issued its first degrees — 27 baccalaureate and seven three-year degrees — two weeks later.  

Over the past century, Skidmore has continued to grow — from the modest but forward-looking Young Women’s Industrial Club founded by Lucy Skidmore Scribner in 1903, to the dynamic, globally oriented institution of higher learning whose graduates lead and serve in organizations of every kind around the world today.  

As we conclude Skidmore College’s centennial during the 2022-23 academic year, we continue to celebrate our charter and its transformative vision for a liberal arts education that has been reimagined by each generation to cultivate both “mind and hand.”

“Make a gift on Charter Day to support our mission, our people, and our future. When the Skidmore community comes together, we can achieve great things.”
Robert F. Resnick '88
Alumni Association President

Members of Skidmore’s Board of Trustees have generously offered to match all gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 for this exciting inaugural one-day giving event.  

Together, let’s meet their challenge by supporting Skidmore’s next 100 years on Charter Day, May 25

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