In November President William D. Adams announced a $2-million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation to endow the director of athletics position at the College and provide additional support for a variety of varsity athletic programs.
“Harold Alfond’s generous support over the years, particularly his support of Colby’s student-athletes, has made it possible for our students to train and compete in some of the finest facilities available at any liberal arts college in the country,” said Adams. “This most recent gift will provide even greater opportunities for Colby’s student-athletes to compete at the highest levels of the NESCAC.”
In addition to this gift, the Harold Alfond Foundation and former trustee Bill Alfond ’72 have made significant recent gifts to the College in support of its athletics programs, including Bill Alfond Field, Colby’s first synthetic turf facility, built in 2004, and the Harold Alfond Stadium, built in 2008.
Colby’s current athletic director, Marcella Zalot, will become the first Harold Alfond Director of Athletics. The endowment of the athletic director position frees up already budgeted funds within the Athletics Department to augment other programs.