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Leadership and Recognition

Nearly 200 years ago, 13 men gathered in the Chenango Valley. With 13 dollars and 13 prayers, they launched what would become Colgate University.
Alumni meet at an event.
Modern-day leaders continue the tradition. Many have stepped forward with significant, sustained, and transformative gifts to the university, earning membership in Colgate’s recognition societies. Collectively and individually we thank them. Generations of undergraduates — past, present, and future — owe their Colgate experiences to the vision of our leadership investors.

Raiders for Excellence

A team of Raider Nation's most loyal fans

Parents’ Steering Committee

Family members going above and beyond

Presidents’ Club

The university's philanthropic leaders

1819 Circle

Our perpetual-giving society

Alumnae Leadership Council

Dedicated alumnae supporting Colgate's future