Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Because Colorado College.

What is Because Colorado College?

Because Colorado College runs from Dec.1-20, 2020 as a giving participation challenge. Any amount makes a difference!  If we reach our 1,000 donor goal, an anonymous Colorado College alumnus will make a generous donation to the college!


In the last year, college leadership saw the threat of climate change, and we worked to become the first carbon neutral institution in the Rocky Mountain Region. Alumni saw bright young minds struggling to make their college dreams a reality, and they stepped up to raise over $43 million for scholarships. Our students saw how the pandemic disproportionately affected students in need, and they created the CC Mutual Aid Fund. Despite how difficult the last year has been, the Colorado College community stepped up and made a difference.

Help us prepare for 2021. Make a gift of any amount, in support of any designation, and demonstrate your commitment to the people and place that make Colorado College so special.


How can I help spread the word?

Energize your fellow alumni and classmates by amplifying our message on social media! Share our link and speak with other members of the CC community to ensure they give! Every gift, regardless of size or designation, counts toward our 1,000 donor goal.

Is my contribution tax-deductable?

Yes! All philanthropic contributions to Colorado College are tax-deductible as prescribed by law. For questions regarding your gift, please email

Where will my gift to Colorado College go?

We embrace free-thinkers. That's why you get to decide where your gift goes. We want you to give to what matters to you. You can designate your gift to any area of campus as listed on this giving webpage.

Can I send a gift by mail or phone?

Yes. Please contact us at 1 (800) 782-6306 or mail your check to:


     Office of Advancement
     Colorado College
     P.O. Box 1117
     Colorado Springs, CO 80901-9897 


Please enclose a copy of our gift form with your check and specify which project to which you'd like to contribute.


ACH Conversion: When sending a check, you authorize Colorado College either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.  For inquiries, please call (719)-389-6354.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card is charged when you complete your online gift. 

Who should I contact with questions about my gift?

Call 1 (800) 782-6306 or email


Will I receive a receipt?

You'll receive an email receipt shortly after you make your gift. 

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