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Giving to the Colin Powell School

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership (incorporating the Colin Powell Center)

Giving to the Colin Powell School

The cost of attending a public university in the United States is rising faster than the cost of inflation, with every U.S. state but North Dakota spending less per student on higher education than they did before the Great Recession. At a recent Council for Advancement and Support of Education conference, many experts in the field of philanthropy in higher education asserted that as states continue slashing funds for public universities, we move into a new age of state universities being a state institution in name only. 

 
The average City College of New York Student can expect to spend a considerable amount of money over the course of their college education. And while they spend less than many other universities around the country, for many of our prospective students, the costs associated with living and attending college in one of the costliest cities in the world can seem daunting, if not prohibitive. 
 
Philanthropy can, in many ways, be the bridge for many of our students to attend college— often placing them in a unique position of being the first in their families and peer groups to have access to higher education. Donors to the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership play a vital role in the daily lives of so many of our students, provide the school with opportunities for programmatic growth and help us stay true to one of the mainstays of the City College mission: opening the doors to all who seek a better life through education.
 
Throughout the history of the Colin Powell Center, Division of Social Sciences, and now the new Colin Powell School, we have been fortunate to count on so many supporters—individuals and organizations who have established scholarship funds, named professorships, endowed lectureships, and expansion funding for research and coursework—who are helping us build an extensive array of student success initiatives. If we believe that every student in the Colin Powell School deserves the opportunity to gain internship experience, mentoring throughout their time on the City College campus, and if we believe that our faculty need to have every opportunity to place their research agendas into areas of scholarship for our students to learn about the world around them, then philanthropic support becomes a key asset to our future.
 
Every person who works, studies, teaches, and collaborates within the Colin Powell School has the potential to change the world. Our mission is to ensure that not being able to afford tuition should never be a barrier to achieving that success.
 
To learn more about how to support our students and programs, please contact Director of Institutional Advancement Dee Dee Mozeleski at dmozeleski@ccny.cuny.edu or at 212.650.7396.