The Annual Fund is the backbone of everything we do.

We ask everyone who is part of the COA community to participate in the Annual Fund. Regardless of the amount, each and every gift is important!

Give to the Annual Fund  

Tuition and endowment income combined are not sufficient to meet all operating expenses, so the Annual Fund fills the gap and brings much-needed support to all programs, in addition to support for scholarships and financial aid. The Annual Fund campaign begins July 1 and runs until the fiscal year’s end on June 30. Special solicitation appeals are made in the fall and spring, but gifts are welcome anytime throughout the year.

Strong participation in the Annual Fund is also a way for us to demonstrate commitment and dedication to College of the Atlantic. When applying for foundation or corporate gifts, the percentage of individuals who participate is the most important measure that is used to evaluate community-wide support. 

A Note on Summer Events

College of the Atlantic is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and C.D.C. recommendations on large gatherings. We have an amazing slate of thought provoking lectures, conversations, film screenings, and other events planned for this upcoming summer and maintain hope that we will all be able to gather safely on Mount Desert Island in a few months. Although there are no immediate plans to postpone or cancel the Champlain Institute, Coffee and Conversation, or any of our other summer events, we are actively making contingency plans to offer our lectures and Institute sessions via livestream should that be necessary. We will communicate any changes to the events on the COA website and via email.