Hosts and Sponsors


CIC is an association of more than 700 nonprofit independent liberal arts colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC also provides support to state fundraising associations that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities.


AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. AASCU institutions enroll nearly 4 million students representing approximately half of all students at public four-year colleges and universities.