The Campaign for CMC —
Responsible Leadership

For over seven decades, Claremont McKenna College has held a special place in academia, distinguished by our commitment to prepare students for the future world of affairs and to pursue thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions.

For our 75th anniversary, we embark on a historic campaign that will provide for a bright future rooted in the best aspects of our past, producing future leaders whose performance and pragmatism are authentically CMC.

The Campaign for CMC: Responsible Leadership will ensure that the College continues to deliver on its mission and provide a full CMC experience to all students. Derived from the 2019 CMC Strategy, which critically evaluated the College’s future, the Campaign will focus on three core principles to empower CMC to:

Realizing Our Vision

With our founding mission as our cornerstone and the CMC Strategy as our roadmap, the Campaign for CMC: Responsible Leadership will make history, surpassing our prior achievement as the largest in the liberal arts, positioning our community for unparalleled success during the final quarter in our first century, cementing our pivotal role in higher education at the intersection of liberal arts and leadership, and expanding opportunities for a new generation of emerging scholar-leaders.

Our founders had a bold idea: to cultivate responsible leaders. We share a duty and opportunity to sustain their singular vision from our 75th anniversary through our centennial in 2046.

Please join us. Your financial investment in CMC, made in the spirit of our founders and with hope for the future, demonstrates your belief in the power of the CMC education. Through support of the alumni fund and parents fund, you express your commitment to providing a truly exceptional liberal arts education for current and future generations. By leading forward as a member of the Res Publica Society, you join an exceptional group of philanthropists who directly care for CMC through leadership annual giving. By considering a planned gift to CMC, you show that the first 75 years of CMC have been just a start toward generations of excellence to come.


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It would be our honor to work with you on a plan to make your own impactful investment in the future of CMC and our students. Please complete the form below, and a CMC philanthropic advisor will be in touch with you to schedule a conversation. Thank you in advance for your support of the College and our students.