Gifts at Work
Your support has a major impact on the College’s ability to fulfill its educational mission. Your gift allows students to discover their voice, faculty to make an impact, and staff to help make it happen. Click on the slices of the chart below to see your gift to The Annual Fund at work! The more we support Cottey College, the more valuable a Cottey College degree becomes. Please make your gift today. Click here.
Managing the College
Spending in this area supports the College’s leadership, including areas of finance and administration; special events, including Commencement and Cottey Seminar; and the Service Center that serves students and staff as the on-campus post office and print shop.
Providing Student Access and Support
Educating students goes far beyond the classroom at Cottey College. Spending in this area benefits a variety of student services that support student success: the Kolderie Center, which coordinates internships and mentorships; athletics; counseling, spiritual life, and health services; college admissions; and financial aid. Over 98% of Cottey students receive some form of financial support.
Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring
Funds in this area help Cottey College provide a foundation for a lifetime of learning and leading by benefiting the academic departments; library resources; classroom equipment repairs; faculty remuneration; and new initiatives, like a student-garden.
Stewarding the College
Funds in this area help the College strategically plan for the future financial stability of the College. This area provides acknowledgment and recognition of loyal supporters.
From press releases to the Viewpoint magazine, Cottey students have great stories that need to be shared. Funds in this area support the activities of the marketing office, the annual fund and alumnae office, and the P.E.O. relations. Activities of the offices include maintenance of the website, management of the online alumnae directory, and free recruitment materials for P.E.O.s to use at college fairs and high schools. Also included in this area are some of the basic costs of doing business, including auditing and legal services and the human resource department, which works to employ both faculty and staff.
Ensuring the Cottey Experience
Cottey is home to students and faculty from around the world. From first-class food to apartment-style suites, expenditures in this area contribute to the College’s ability to guarantee an experience like no other. This area also includes the Chellie Club coffee bar, campus Bookstore, utilities, and insurance.*
* This fund does not cover the International Experience trip. The International Experience is paid from a separate fund; not The Annual Fund.