Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s oldest and most selective colleges. Serving 2,000 undergraduates from nearly every state and more than 70 countries, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars.
To ensure Colby’s place among the world’s finest liberal arts colleges, College President David A. Greene has been executing an ambitious program, including outreach efforts to communicate the value and impact of a Colby education, which has resulted in more than doubling the number of students seeking admission to Colby in the past three years. In 2017, Colby launched the largest fundraising campaign ever at a liberal arts college—$750 million. Thus far, more than 17,000 alumni and friends have made donations in support of initiatives such as the downtown Waterville revitalization, academic partnerships, financial aid, and global experiences and internships—collectively raising more than $450 million to date toward the campaign. Colby now ranks in the top 10 among the nation’s colleges and universities in alumni giving participation.
Development Guild DDI was retained by Colby College in 2018 to recruit two key development professionals to the Advancement Team; a Leadership Gift Officer and an Associate Director of Planned Giving. Our research and outreach efforts resulted in the successful placement of two candidates.
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