Gift Planning

Sue_Liz_HeadshotWelcome to gift planning at Colby. Through gift planning, many alumni and friends of the College have been able to take advantage of different ways of making charitable gifts to Colby, ways that can allow you to continue to support Colby while improving your own financial situation, today and in the future. I hope you find our website helpful as you consider the assets and giving opportunities that are available for charitable giving.

As you consider your financial plans for 2013, if a 2013 tax deduction or a future income stream would be helpful to you, we hope you'll give us a call to learn more about the benefits of a charitable gift to Colby. Together we can create a plan to help you meet your financial and philanthropic goals. Let's talk.

Warm regards,

Susan Cook '75 and Elizabeth "Liz" Armstrong P'14


Woman under willowBuilding an endowment to secure the future of an institution requires vision. It requires the capacity to dream. Planned gifts to Colby's endowment will help the College retain its leadership in American higher education. It will ensure that promising students continue to have access to Colby regardless of their ability to pay, that the College can attract and retain the finest faculty, and that Colby can sustain and expand its tradition of curricular innovation.

In the pages that follow, you will meet a number of alumni and others who have their own dreams for Colby and who have taken advantage of the benefits available through a well-planned gift to make those dreams come true.

A planned gift helps you and your loved ones and reaches into the future to touch the lives of generations of students to come. If you would like to talk about your ideas for helping Colby and its students, we would be happy to work with you.
Colby Fund Money at Work
Janice Griffith '62, Colby Overseer
Janice Griffith '62 Janice Griffith will never forget the day she opened a letter from Colby offering her a full scholarship. “Little did I know then the journey for which Colby would lay the foundation and provide direction,” she said. Because generous donors to Colby made it possible for her dream of a college education to come true, she is showing her appreciation by endowing a scholarship that will help to realize the dreams of future Colby students.
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