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Special Funding Appeal

With our campus infection rate well below that of the State overall, and Vermont with the lowest infection rate in the nation, we can confidently say that Champlain's campus is one of the safest in the country. Safety remains our top priority as success rests on our ability to keep our students, faculty and staff healthy.

Maintaining these high standards without missing a beat in delivering the promise of a cutting edge educational experience requires resources beyond any expectation we could have had just a year ago. Our promise to Champlain graduates includes readiness for what the world needs next. That is why I urge all of us to rally around my new initiative, aptly named, Champlain NEXT.

The goal of Champlain NEXT is to raise $6.3 million by the end of June 2021. That's not a lot of time. Like many things at Champlain, this target is audacious. Also like many things at Champlain, with our collective and coordinated response, we will make it happen.

We need your strong support now more than any time in recent history. To preserve the health of our students, faculty and staff while maintaining the institution's pioneering spirit-and to increase the financial strength that under-girds everything we do-we need you to act now.

Our donation page outlines our focus areas for fundraising in 2020.

Audeamus. Let Us Dare.

Benjamin Ola Akande

Your Gifts Make a Difference

Your gifts help make Champlain a place where students dare to make their dreams a reality.

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Your Gifts

Create access to vital work experience

Create access to vital work experience. Nearly 90% of all Champlain undergraduate students complete one or more internships. You can help students gain hands-on experience at one of our Centers of Excellence, with other departments on campus, or in local, national and even international positions

Your Gifts

Encourage a diverse community

Encourage a diverse community. You can help students from all backgrounds attain a Champlain education. Learning environments that include students from differing racial and ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses and nationalities contribute directly to the scholarship of all students.

Your Gifts

Foster an inclusive and engaged campus

Foster an inclusive and engaged campus. You make it possible for our Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Women's & Gender Center and Center for Service & Sustainability to provide special programs that help expose our community to new ways of thinking, as well as help them feel welcomed, empowered and supported.

Your Gifts

Support opportunities for life-changing travel

Support opportunities for life-changing travel. With your helping hand, over 50% of Champlain undergraduate students are able to participate in transformative study abroad and service learning trips—which can open their eyes to new perspectives and broaden their horizons.

Your Gifts

Provide a cutting-edge learning environment

Provide a cutting-edge learning environment. We aim to graduate the next generation of leaders. Your support will ensure that our classrooms stay relevant and up-to-date, and our faculty will be provided essential opportunities for professional development and training to stay current in their fields.

Giving is Easy

Our Advancement Team welcomes the chance to talk with you about the many ways you can make a meaningful impact with your gift, including:

Cash gifts to the Champlain Fund

Cash gifts to the Champlain Fund make an immediate impact on the lives of our students. These gifts can be set up as a one-time donation, recurring gift or as multi-year pledges. Many companies also offer matching gift programs that can make your gift go even further. Learn More ->

Fundraising Priorities

Gifts of Stock/Appreciated Securities

Some donors choose to give stock or appreciated securities to Champlain College, which allows us to provide our students with scholarship assistance, as well as opportunities for experiential learning, professional development and study abroad. These gifts are an easy way to make a difference while providing you with both short- and long-term tax benefits. Learn More ->

Methods of Giving

Planned Gifts

You can leave a mark that will be remembered for generations. Planned gifts allow Champlain to continue to pioneer cutting-edge approaches to higher education, now and long into the future. To talk with someone in the Office of Institutional Advancement about your planned giving options, please contact Roland Palmer, Director of Advancement Services, at 802.383.6620 or


There's a reason we've been named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report—our students, faculty and staff think BIG! But they often need some assistance to bring their ideas to life. We are excited to unveil our new crowdfunding platform in 2020. Coming Soon!

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