Invest in Our Future
Endowed gifts make a difference for Colorado College today and ensure CC's vitality in perpetuity. Endowments can provide support for scholarships, professorships, research, the library, and other academic programs and operations. The market value of Colorado College's endowment is currently $680 million and spendable income from endowed funds provides approximately 17 percent of CC’s operating budget.
The endowment investment portfolio ended the fiscal year on June 30, 2014, with a 17.7 percent net return. During the last 20 years, the college endowment has earned an average of 10.6 percent. These healthy average returns have allowed the college to provide an annual payout equal to 5 percent of the calculated value of each endowment, while also maintaining the inflation-adjusted value of the endowment.
Making an Impact
Half a world away from Colorado Springs in New Zealand, Peggy Cayton talks eagerly about her late parents, Jay '52 and Betty Cayton — and Jordyn Watts '15, who is finishing her senior year at Colorado College.
The common thread that links Peggy, her parents, and Jordyn is the Jay D. Cayton, 1952 and Betty G. (Saunders) Cayton Endowed Scholarship, which Jordyn was awarded when she enrolled at CC in 2011.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- Contact Stephany Marreel, director of gift planning at (719) 389-6231 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss endowed gifts.
- If you include CC in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.
Legal Name: Colorado College
Address: 14 East Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Federal Tax ID Number: #84-0402510
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.