COA's Capital Campaign

"The success of the college is made possible by the generosity and support of some truly remarkable people. With your help, the college continues in its pursuit of excellence." Will Thorndike | COA Board Chair

Life Changing, World Changing Campaign Raises $32 Million

College of the Atlantic would like to announce the successful completion of our Life Changing, World Changing Capital Campaign, which raised $32 million over the course of three years. It was the largest capital campaign in COA’s history.

With the help of our supporters, COA achieved:

  • Six endowed academic chairs;
  • $12 million in scholarships;
  • $4 million in faculty equity salary support;
  • $2 million for the Global and Civic Engagement Fund;
  • $1 million for connectivity and IT infrastructure enhancement;
  • A new research vessel

During the time of the campaign, an additional $5 million was raised for the annual fund, research support, Beech Hill Farm, and the renovation of Turrets. The college was also given two large parcels of land — the Cox Protectorate and the Peggy Rockefeller Farms.

We cannot thank you enough for helping COA advance its academic excellence, broaden our programs, and continue to attract and retain the best faculty and students.

COA Campaign Committee

Committee Co-chairs

Samuel Hamill, Jr.

Hamilton Robinson, Jr.

Honorary Chairs
Burks Lapham

Polly Guth

Ed Kaelber

Committee Members

Dennis Bracale ’88
 Jay McNally '84
T.A. Cox
Philip S.J. Moriarty

William G. Foulke, Jr.
 Hartley Rogers
Amy Geier
Marthann Samek

John N. Kelly
 Henry L.P. Schmelzer

Suzanne Folds McCullagh William N. Thorndike, Jr.

Linda McGillicuddy
Darron Collins '92

COA Alumni Campaign Committee

Committee Chair
Sarah McDaniel '93

Committee Members

Glen Berkowitz '82 James Kellam '96
Michael Boland '94 Nathaniel Keller '04
Nikole Grimes '96 Jeffrey Miller '92
Katherine Hazard '76 Chelsea Mooser '00
Noah Hodgetts '10 Bruce Phillips '78
Susan Inches '79 Sarah Short Heller '09
Catherine Johnson '74 Elena Tuhy-Walters '90
Leslie Jones '91


Campaign Pledge Forms

Would you like to give to COA's Life Changing. World Changing. Capital Campaign? Simply download a pledge form and mail it to the Development Office, or give us a call at 207-288-5015.

Campaign Pledge Form »


Campaign Thank You Video

To see and hear what was accomplished, view this short video by COA alumnus, Devin Altobello '13.