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Colgate’s Strategic Plan, 2014–2019
Read President Jeffrey Herbst’s report titled Living the Liberal Arts in our Third Century.
DC Event
Young Alumni enjoy the recent Presidents' Club event in Washington, DC
Presidents' Club Networking Reception
Amy Everett DiSibio '86 P'18, Vice Chair of the Presidents' Club connects with students during a Presidents' Club sponsored networking reception.
Celebrating the Climb at Cipriani's 42nd Street in NYC
Presidents' Club members enjoy Celebrating the Climb at Cipriani's 42nd Street in NYC
Celebrating at Cipriani's
Presidents' Club members enjoy Celebrating the Climb at Cipriani's 42nd Street in NYC.
Presidents' Club 'Gateway
This new online community is your gateway for connecting to the Presidents’ Club community. LEARN MORE
April 2013 Celebration for the Climb Event
April 2013 Celebration for the Climb event for Presidents' Club members and leaders in the Colgate community.
Leadership Event in NYC
President Jeffrey Herbst connects with members of the Presidents' Club during a leadership event in NYC.
Kevin Danehy '83 P'16
Kevin Danehy '83 P'16, Chair of the Presidents' Club.
On-campus Networking Event
Presidents' Club members connect with students during an on-campus networking event.
Colgate's leadership society exists to provide financial support to the university through the development of a culture of leadership-level giving by all members of the Colgate community. The approach is to establish and sustain a culture of leadership by example, to create lifelong connectedness from matriculation on and to recognize our leaders.

Presidents' Club 50th Anniversary NYC Celebrations

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Presidents’ Club Announces 50th Anniversary Celebrations in New York City
This year, Colgate is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Presidents’ Club with two distinct events in New York City for Presidents’ Club members.  Formal invitations are forthcoming.

Presidents’ Club 50th Anniversary Reception for Recent Alumni
Monday, April 20
The Standard High Line
7-10p.m. | Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Remarks, Lee Woodruff ’82 P’13, Trustee

Presidents’ Club 50th Anniversary Gala
For Presidents’ Club members in class years 1939-2005, parents and friends
Monday, May 4
Waldorf Astoria
6pm | Cocktail Reception
7pm | Formal Dinner and Program

Information about the Presidents’ Club, including giving levels, is described below. If you have questions or are interested in making a gift, please contact Jennifer Stone, director of the Presidents’ Club, at 315-228-6928 or


Giving Levels: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Click here to join the Presidents' Club today. You also have the option to divide your gift into as many installments as you choose between now and June 30, 2015. For installment giving instructions and monthly installment rates for Presidents' Club membership, click here. For additional assistance with making your gift, please call our gift line at 800-668-4428. 

$1,000,000 - James B. Colgate Society
(Cumulative Lifetime Gifts)
$500,000 - Membership in Perpetuity
(Cumulative gifts within 10 years)
$250,000 - Founder
$100,000 - Benefactor
$50,000 - Patron
$25,000 - Council
$10,000 - Fellow
$5,000 - Partner
$2,100 - Family Membership
(Undergraduate parents and their student(s)
$2,000 - Member
(Classes of 1965 to 2004, parents, grandparents, and friends)
$1,000 - Member
(Classes prior to 1965, widows and non-alumni faculty and staff)
New for the Classes of 2005-2014

$1,000  - Class of 2005
$750 - Classes of 2006 and 2007
$500 - Classes of 2008 and 2009
$300 - Classes of 2010 and 2011
$100 - Classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014
$100 - Undergraduates
$100 - Enrolled full time in a graduate program (to ensure you are credited at the graduate student level, please call Kristen Basher at 315-228-7412 to make your gift.)

Member Benefits

  • An invitation to our 50th Anniversary Celebrations in New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston, as well as opportunities to connect with other members at additional regional, on-campus, and online events.
  • A seat at presidential roundtable conversations to discuss Colgate’s future.
  • Access to exclusive digital content and the Presidents' Club online community, the PC 'Gateway
  • Opportunities to interact with students through Career Services.
  • Regular, exclusive, personalized communications like PC Newsflash, our online newsletter.
  • Special attention during Reunion and Family Weekends.

Presidents' Club 'Gateway

Colgate is proud to introduce a new online community that allows you to search for and connect with other Presidents’ Club alumni members. Browse by region, class, event attendance, profession, and much more. It’s easy, and it’s for members only. LEARN MORE

More Information

Jennifer Stone
Director of the Presidents’ Club
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive Hamilton, NY 13346


Important information for Presidents' Club volunteers

Volunteer Toolkit

Thank you for partnering with the Presidents’ Club to help raise support for future generations of Colgate students. Use these links to stay up to date on your assignments and progress toward fundraising goals.

Fiscal Year 2014: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015