As we head into the new year, we wanted to reach out to update you all on the completion of our second round of redistribution, as well as to outline what we have accomplished since our inception just six months ago in July of 2020.
While 2020 was challenging, it pushed us to create new ways of supporting our community. This second round of redistribution, we were able to fund 119 students who requested aid with a total sum of $39,911, giving each student a base sum of $164 and scaling up or down from that based on the amount requested and self-reported need using our formula. Since July, we have raised $102,676 and redistributed $76,781 of this sum to 151 students. All of the funds that have not been redistributed yet were received after our second round of redistribution. This has been possible because of donations of many sizes from over 600 students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, board members, and other community members.
Beyond monetary redistribution, we have partnered with organizers from Resource Generation to run Transformative Fundraising Workshops, helped students to move off campus and store their belongings following the second campus shutdown, partnered with student artists to raise money, promoted other students' fundraisers, written for and spoken with writers from various campus newspapers, and gained invaluable organizing experience and relationships. More broadly, we have engaged in conversation about redistribution of wealth and the privilege within our community with the current body of CC students, members of the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni.
We are excited to see what the new year brings and will keep you all updated on our plan for the second semester at the beginning of 2021. As always, if you’d like to donate again, you can provide a one-time donation here, set up a recurring donation here, or Venmo @CCAnnualGiving with a “mutual aid” caption. You learn more on our Instagram or Facebook pages. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email us at email@example.com!
Wishing you happy holidays and a sweet new year,
Colorado College Mutual Aid