Colby 2013 Philanthropic Initiatives

Giving Opportunities

Endowment and Capital Initiatives
student in labThe foundation of Colby's long-term financial health is its endowment, and strengthening the endowment is Colby's top fiscal priority. A strong endowment ensures that we continue to expand and enhance the quality of the entire Colby experience for students. Colby Fund logo
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The Colby Fund is our living endowment and supports important areas such as financial aid, academic programs, libraries, and athletics.

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Donor Profiles
Sunil Thakor ’99: Investing in Education
SunilThakor_thumb “It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Colby,” said Sunil Thakor ’99, who names the Economics Department and Colby crew as the two biggest influences on his education and his personal development at Colby (aside from meeting his wife, Kristin Fairman Thakor ’99, who is also a Colby grad). Both helped prepare him for his current career with Sands Capital Management, LLC, where he co-manages a $3-billion global growth fund.
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Michael ’66 and Sally Gordon
Michael ’66 and Sally Gordon As the result of a $5-million gift for financial aid from Trustee Michael Gordon ’66 and his wife Sally, one or two Colby students in each class will be able to attend the College with substantial scholarship aid.

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