The Annual Fund is the backbone of everything we do.

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PHOTO BY JASON P. SMITH.Tuition and endowment income combined are not sufficient to meet all operating expenses, and the Annual Fund helps close the gap. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide critical support for countless aspects of the COA experience, including student scholarships and financial aid, field-based coursework, and upgrades to campus facilities.

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. 

We ask that all members of the COA community to participate in the Annual Fund. Regardless of the amount, each and every gift is important!  Learn more about our giving societies here.

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.

College of the Atlantic is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.