The Next 125

Keuka College’s first 125 years were marked by innovation, growth, and success.

We begin our next 125 with an unprecedented campaign equal to our vision: Ensuring the future of the College while creating the next generation of leaders. But we can’t educate the next generation with facilities that are generations old. Thus, The Next 125 campaign.

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We've raised $21.3 million of our $30 million goal thanks to the help of more than 3,000 donors, including these recent gifts:

Nancy and David

$300

Keuka Fund

Mark and Sue

$500

Keuka Fund

Michele

$50

Keuka Fund

Paul and Michelle

$100

Chapel

Winifred and Lawry

$500

Keuka Fund

Joseph and Catherine

$125

Keuka Fund

Nathaniel and Cristin

$500

Athletics

Janelle and Scott

$50

Athletics

Jane

$10

Keuka Fund

Shirley and Thomas

$50

Keuka Fund

John and Molly

$25

Keuka Fund

Sheryl and Thomas

$50

Athletics

Bradley and Elizabeth

$50

Athletics

Kaitlin

$30

Keuka Fund

Joseph and Sonya

$50

Athletics Center

John and Molly

$100

Keuka Fund

Anne and Alan

$200

Chapel

Joseph and Georgian

$25

Keuka Fund

Campaign Priorities

Learn more about the six initiatives that will propel us forward.

Student Center Renovation

A student center must serve as a hub of cultural and community activity. That’s a tall order for a facility built in the 1970s. A renovated Dahlstrom Student Center will provide a focal point for activities, dining, study, and gathering – all fundamental aspects of the college experience.

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Athletics Center Expansion

The current athletics facility was designed for half as many students as Keuka College serves today. Overcrowded practices, standing room-only events, and scheduling conflicts are no way to attract and retain students. The College needs athletics space designed for 40 years from now, not 40 years ago.

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Chapel

Norton Chapel, the spiritual center of Keuka College, is falling increasingly into disrepair. Still, it hosts more than 825 events per year, including major occasions like Commencement and Convocation. Renovations will enable the College, which welcomes all forms of religious diversity, to adequately serve that population.

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Digital Learning Center for Excellence

It’s no longer the future; it’s now: College instruction must infuse and integrate digital technologies throughout the curricula. A new Institute for Digital Education and Learning (IDEaL) would do just that, ensuring Keuka College graduates are fully equipped for the workplace demands of today … and tomorrow.

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Endowment

The annual salary for assistant professors at Keuka College is some $12,000 below the national average. To attract and retain the world-class scholars students deserve, a robust endowment for faculty chairs is crucial. The College’s endowment fund also allows supporters to directly shape and propel educational experiences.

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Keuka Fund

The annual Keuka Fund is an essential source of unrestricted support for the College. It benefits areas including financial aid, institutional facilities, and academic programs. It is the means by which the College can maintain its commitment to affordability. But it is woefully underfunded. With more, we can do more.

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Our Case for Support

The Next 125 will raise $30 million by 2020 to ensure Keuka College's place as a leading liberal arts institution into the 22nd century and beyond.

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Campaign Leadership

Meet the volunteers and leaders committed to creating citizens and leaders who serve the nation and the world of today and tomorrow.

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Ways to Give

Immediately

Your outright gift of cash, securities, or other liquid assets will advance your philanthropic goals at Keuka College right away. From the moment it’s received, your pledge of support can help ensure a strong future for the programs to which you donate.​

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Annual and Recurring Gifts

Establish a personal tradition of annual giving to Keuka College, and help us rise into the ranks of the nation's finest institutions. This is perhaps the easiest way to be sure your gift is here to help support our priorities and any unforeseen needs as they arise, or opportunities as they emerge.

Recurring giving enables you to provide consistent support for Keuka College by using your credit card or bank accounts. You will not receive mail or telephone solicitations for the remainder of the year and your recurring gift will remain in effect until you notify the College of any changes.

Gifts made through this program allow more of each gift to be used immediately to support our top priorities. Since they cut down on paper and gas and emissions produced by mailings, recurring gifts are also “greener.” Recurring giving also allows you to make your yearly contribution at a leadership level, such as the President’s Circle, because your gift is divided into manageable increments. 

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Keuka College Leadership Circle

KCLC members make a multi-year commitment to the Keuka Fund, supporting their passions by designating their gifts to a variety of areas within the College. KCLC members are our closest allies—our insiders to whom we look for advice and guidance. ​

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In the Future

Your deferred gift benefits you now and provides support to the College in the future. The variety, flexibility, and donor benefits of deferred gifts may provide a way for you to make a contribution with more impact than you may have thought possible.

Planned Giving

Did you know there are creative ways to support Keuka College? Ways in which the College, you, and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?

Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts," because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and Keuka College. For example, you can:

  • Make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.
  • Give stock and realize larger tax savings.
  • Receive income for life in return for your gift.
  • Donate your house, continue to live there, and get a tax break all at the same time.

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Employee Giving

Keuka College’s faculty and staff believe in the College’s mission and the students who they serve. In fact, KC employees gave nearly $15,000 last year to fund scholarships, programs, campus improvements, and book purchases. They also rallied together to raise nearly $200,000 during The Campaign to Save Ball Hall, a renovation of the college’s beloved original building.

Keuka College employees may make one-time or recurring gifts to the Keuka Fund through payroll deduction or by check or cash. Contributions are tax-deductible in the year that the gift is given to the College.

Payroll Deduction Form

Time & Talent

Just as the Keuka College experience is more than time in the classroom, contributing to Keuka College doesn’t have to mean writing a check. Generations of our alumni, students, parents, and friends have made the College what it is through volunteering their time. We hope to aid our alumni and friends in identifying opportunities to connect and serve their alma mater.

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