The Campaign for Connecticut College

Connecticut College students have always challenged assumptions to create new possibilities. Defy Boundaries celebrates our community’s commitment to take the path less traveled, to opt for the challenging problem rather than the easy solution, to embrace the promise of change rather than settle for the comfort of the status quo. Together we will bring this same courage and conviction to meet any challenge head on and create new possibilities while breaking down barriers.

Whether you choose to support the Connecticut College Fund, give to a capital project, create a new endowed fund or share your bequest intention to the College - or all of these options! - your commitment counts as part of the Defy Boundaries Campaign. We ask each and every person who loves Connecticut College to participate in this community-wide effort with the most generous commitment you can.


Connecticut College Fund

Each year, the Connecticut College Fund raises critical resources from thousands of alumni, parents and friends to fund the College’s highest priorities. The Connecticut College Fund directly benefits academics; scholarships and financial aid; athletics; arts; student life; sustainability; equity and inclusion programs; and every other aspect of life at the College. Gifts have an immediate impact and provide critical, current-use support.

Now, when you participate with a gift to Connecticut College, you are building the financial strength that augments and impacts the lives of every student on campus.


Capital, Endowment and Special Initiative Gifts

Would you like to make a permanent impact on Connecticut College and its students? If you would like to discuss any of the campaign priorities or would like to learn more, please contact your liaison in the Office of Advancement or Susan Daniells ’01, Director of Development, at or 860-439-5395.

Gift Planning and Legacy Campaign

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to leave a legacy at Connecticut College and support our mission, while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you can make a meaningful gift - one that provides tax and other financial benefits to you, helping Connecticut College continue to thrive for generations to come.

For more information about how to optimize your campaign gift through Gift Planning vehicles, please contact Laura Becker, Director of Gift Planning, at or 860-439-2416.

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We stand ready to answer your inquiry about giving options, our campaign priorities, or anything else about Defy Boundaries.

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