Reflections in the pond

"Creativity lies at the heart of every human endeavor. But it's not sufficient simply to have a good idea. You also need the capacity to shape that idea into a workable plan and, perhaps most important, the will to make that plan real. Skidmore teaches that better than anyone. That's why the world needs Skidmore and that's why this campaign is so critical."
President Philip A. Glotzbach

About the Campaign

Skidmore College's Creative Thought Bold Promise campaign is a six-year comprehensive $200 million fundraising effort seeking to propel us toward new levels of excellence in the areas of student financial aid, faculty support, learning opportunities, and facilities. Inspired by our strategic plan, Engaged Liberal Learning: The Plan for Skidmore 2005–2015, the campaign will allow us to reaffirm and further our position as a renowned and distinctive institution of higher education.

When the campaign is complete, we will fulfill a sweeping vision for the campus that was articulated half a century ago by Josephine Case, then chair of the board of trustees. Central to her vision was a place that met the needs of a modern student body, nurtured creativity, and opened itself to the world. Today, we continue to reinvigorate the campus to serve the changing demands of our faculty and students while remaining true to that founding vision.

The campaign is scheduled to be completed by May 30, 2010.