Thank you for helping to secure Colorado Academy's future.
Colorado Academy's Endowment Fund plays a critical role in supporting the school now and in the future. The Endowment provides a steady source of income for CA, making it possible for the school to be less reliant on tuition and annual fundraising programs to balance the budget each year. In effect, the Endowment ensures CA’s financial stability and enhances CA's ability to fulfill its mission now, and for many years to come.

As of June 30, 2021, CA’s Endowment stood at $33 million. The policy of the Colorado Academy Board of Trustees and the Endowment Advisory Committee is to use a five percent spending rate calculated on a 12-quarter rolling average of the endowment fund’s market value. Endowment income is used to help cover the school’s annual expenses, either for the general operating budget, including financial aid and faculty enrichment, or for specific programs designated by the donor. 

Many of CA’s named endowment funds receive ongoing support from our community. If you are interested in investing in CA’s future by establishing a new endowment fund, we would be delighted to speak with you. Gifts to the CA Endowment may be made in the form of cash, appreciated securities, gifts of real estate, and structured planned giving instruments.

How to Give

If you are interested in establishing a named endowment fund, or supporting an already existing endowment fund at CA, please contact Gravely Wilson, Advancement Officer, 303-914-2543.

CA Endowment - Ways to Give

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  • Unrestricted Gifts

    Unrestricted gifts in support of the CA Endowment place no limitations on the use of the income from the funds. Such income is used to meet the school’s most pressing needs, as determined by the administration and Board of Trustees on an annual basis.
  • Restricted Gifts

    Restricted gifts in support of the CA Endowment mandate that the income be used for a specific purpose, such as student financial aid, faculty support, or a particular academic or extracurricular program.
  • Named Funds

    Endowed funds of $25,000 or more may be named in honor of the donor, or someone of special importance to the donor.

CA Named Endowment Funds

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  • The Connie Adcock Award for Inspirational Teaching
  • AEXCO/Allan Family Fund for the Advancement of Science
  • Alumni Children’s Scholarship Fund
  • Alumni Scholarship Fund
  • Athletic Center Maintenance Fund
  • Chris Babbs Endowment Fund for Excellence
  • Barker Family Scholarship Fund
  • Anne Marie Basch Memorial Fund
  • Ruth and Ernest Benson Professional Development Fund
  • Boettcher Foundation Fund for Financial Aid
  • Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Build the Future Now Endowment Fund
  • Burstein Endowment Fund
  • CA2000 Endowment Fund
  • Cannon Family Endowment Fund
  • Child Care Programs Endowment Fund
  • Class of 1982 Interim Program Scholarship
  • Aimee and Jonathan Coleman Innovative Teaching and Learning Fund
  • Colorado Academy Board-designated Endowment
  • Colorado Academy Financial Aid Endowment Fund
  • Considine Family Foundation Fund
  • Coy Cunningham Memorial Scholarship Endowment
  • Ramona B. Curtis Endowment for the Humanities
  • Endowment Fund for Teaching Excellence
  • Joseph Boice Esser Endowed Scholarship
  • Fine and Performing Arts Endowment Fund
  • Firman Endowment Fund for Faculty Salaries
  • Yoeman Fisher Fund for Faculty Excellence
  • Thomas A. Fitzgerald Endowment Fund
  • Robert Flanigan Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • F. Charles Froelicher Colorado Academy Endowment Fund
  • for Academic Excellence
  • Gates Family Foundation Fund
  • Zach Hills Endowed Scholarship
  • Horizons Board of Trustees Endowment Fund
  • Horizons College Scholarship Fund
  • Horizons Program Endowment Fund
  • Kathryn M. Howard Endowment Fund
  • Thomas L. & Kathryn M. Howard Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Maud T. Kernan Financial Aid Endowment
  • Carl C. Kumpe & David C. Kumpe Instrumental Music Endowed Fund
  • Ladd Family Legacy Fund
  • Liedtke Family Unrestricted Endowment Fund
  • Lower School Faculty Enrichment Fund
  • LSM Endowment Fund
  • Nicole Luskey Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Malone Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • McHugh Family Faculty Enrichment Fund
  • Chris McLaughlin ’86 Memorial Performing Arts Award Endowment
  • J.K. Mullen Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • A. John Musil Scholarship Fund
  • Mustang Scholars Fund
  • John Nelson Memorial Fund
  • Neustadt Humanities Endowment Fund
  • New Century Endowment Fund
  • Frances Newton Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Frances Newton Outstanding Faculty Awards Fund
  • Ken Palmer Memorial Fund
  • Polk/Froelicher Endowment Fund
  • Quarter Century Fund
  • Reader’s Digest Scholarship Fund
  • Pierce and Mildred Rosenberg Legacy Fund
  • Prall Family Scholarship Fund
  • See it Through Endowment Fund
  • See it Through Financial Aid Endowment Fund
  • Senior Legacy Fund
  • Shamos Family Financial Aid Endowment Fund
  • Elizabeth Shannon Family Endowment Fund
  • Elaine and Emma Shen Endowment Fund
  • Carolyn D. Smith Endowed Scholarship
  • Sean Smith Endowment Fund
  • Stamper Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Stuie’s Tennis Courts Fund
  • Mamie Toll Memorial Fund
  • Angel Vigil Financial Aid Endowment Fund
  • Frank Wallace Fund
  • Leslie Clovis Webster Fund for Faculty and Staff Enrichment
  • Eleanore Mullen Weckbaugh Endowed Scholarship
  • Welborn Family Memorial Fund
  • Jennifer Wu '92 Memorial Fellowship Fund
  • Youth Philanthropy Program Endowment Fund
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