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 Fund for COA fills the gap and brings much-needed support to all programs. 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 2017: The importance of the humanities

The 2017 summer season will feature full schedule of cultural and intellectually stimulating programs focusing on the importance of the humanities.

The Champlain Institute: American Democracy
Monday, July 31–Friday, August 4, 2017

The Champlain Institute is a week-long ideas forum and exchange. Each summer, COA will host leaders from around the country and the world to share their expertise on pressing issues of our time.

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.