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 in 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.


Summer 2018

The 2018 summer season features intellectually stimulating cultural programs. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Members of the Champlain Society will have reserved priority seating, and the remaining seats are first-come, first-served.

Stay tuned for program updates!

The 2018 Champlain Institute: International Affairs
Saturday, July 28–Friday, August 3, 2018

The Champlain Institute is a weeklong ideas forum and exchange hosting thought leaders from around the country and the world to share their expertise on pressing issues of our time. All events are free and open to the public.

The Champlain Society’s Coffee & Conversation Series
Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m.

COA’s summer venue for informal morning discussions spanning the political, cultural, and social issues shaping our world. Guest speakers include writers, scientists, business leaders, and artists.