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Presidents’ Club

Members of the Presidents’ Club — Colgate’s leadership gift society — march at the forefront of this university’s journey to excellence in liberal arts education. Their investments demonstrate the highest level of commitment and lay the foundation for our success.
Colgate’s Strategic Plan, 2014–2019
Read President Jeffrey Herbst’s report titled Living the Liberal Arts in our Third Century.
Presidents' Club Leadership Directory
Colgate people have big ideas. Forget snowstorms — brainstorms prevail on the hill. CONNECT NOW
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.

Tweet to Earn $13 for Colgate

Between September 18 and September 24, tweet your reasons for joining the Presidents' Club to @colgatepresclub using #colgateleader. For each tweet we receive from a current Presidents' Club member, New York Times best-selling author and Colgate Board of Trustees member Lee Woodruff '82 will give $13 to Colgate.

If you're not a current Presidents' Club member, you can join now and use this opportunity to share your Colgate pride and increase your impact! Giving levels for membership, including new re-structured levels for the Classes of 2005-14 and for full-time graduate students, can be found below. Make your gift at or by calling 800-668-4428.

Member Benefits

  • Invitations to special events like our annual reception and dinner held in New York City
  • Regular, exclusive, personalized communications like PC Newsflash, our online newsletter.
  • A seat at presidential roundtable conversations to discuss Colgate’s future.
  • Special attention during Reunion and Family weekends.
  • Opportunities to interact with students through career services.
Make your Presidents' Club level gift today. Or, learn about the benefits of the installment giving program.

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

$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 Graduated Levels
$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.)

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