You did this. We did this.

Thanks to our entire community, The Campaign for CMC: Responsible Leadership secured nearly $1.1 billion—a record for liberal arts colleges in a single comprehensive campaign—from more than 12,000 donors.

Your dedication to CMC is the heart of our success and we look forward to continuing this journey together.

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Campaign Total: $1,076,075,164

CMC is the first liberal arts college in history to pass $1 billion in a single comprehensive campaign


alumni made at least one gift

alumni made their first-ever gift to CMC

alumni gave every year of the Campaign

donors made at least one gift to CMC

of the total alumni base represented

The median donor gave a total of

Donors of under 
represent nearly 90% of the Campaign donor total

115 first-time leadership donors of


Honoring our Leadership Mission logo.

Honoring Our
Leadership Mission

secured in new gifts and commitments to honor our leadership mission, endowing for future generations Claremont McKenna’s distinctive model of undergraduate education.

Preparing Leadership through Integrated Sciences.

Preparing Leadership
Through Integrated Sciences

secured in new gifts and commitments to prepare future leaders through integrated sciences, raising the technical and scientific fluency of all students to tackle the socio-scientific grand challenges of the day.

Student Opps logo.

Expanding Student

secured in new gifts and commitments to expand transformative student opportunities, recruiting the top emerging scholar-leaders regardless of financial need and removing barriers to the full, four-year Claremont McKenna experience.


Investment = Impact

in support of the
Robert Day Sciences Center

in support of the Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences

in support of the Roberts
Campus Expansion

in support of Financial Aid

new endowed
scholarship funds

Increased gift-funded financial aid resources by 

Increased Pell Grant-eligible students from
10% to 18%

Increased first-generation students from
9% to 17%

new named faculty roles as endowed professorships

speakers welcomed to the Athenaeum over the last eight years

student fellows since the CARE Center's launch in 2016

donors made a gift to support
CMS Athletics

Strategic Initiatives

The investments and results of the record-breaking Campaign for CMC: Responsible Leadership have already made an impact on campus in powerful ways. Looking forward, there are so many opportunities to be engaged and inspired, and we are eager to continue to earn your support. Learn more about some of CMC's major initiatives—and view additional milestones below.

Campaign Milestones