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Special Funding Appeal

As I write this, the sun is shining and I can almost smell the earth waking up. I've learned from my New England friends that although the weather will soon change (and change again), we need to let this irrepressible sense of optimism carry us forward.

Like everything in springtime, we at Champlain sit on the cusp of so much renewal at this moment. But we cannot afford to rest. I ask you, a steadfast Champlain supporter, to please renew your gift today and help carry our students forward.

A gift made right now to the Champlain Fund will empower students of all backgrounds and aspirations to reach beyond the limitations imposed by the pandemic and make the most of their Champlain experiences.

Right now, our two areas of greatest need are unrestricted gifts to the Champlain Fund and scholarship support. The pandemic has impacted each of us differently. But, if you are in a position to help, I ask you to please take action today.

Here's to sunny days.

Benjamin Ola Akande

Benjamin Ola. Akande, Ph.D.
President, Champlain College

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

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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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