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Our leadership giving 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 leadership level donors.

Annual Presidents' Club Report

2018 REPORTPresidents' Club members set a new University record for their contributions to the Colgate Fund in 2018. Learn how these dollars are making an impact on campus. 

Giving Levels: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

BECOME A MEMBER Join the President's Club today. You also have the option to divide your gift into as many installments as you choose between now and June 30, 2019 - see installment giving info. For additional assistance with making your gift or any other questions, please contact Michelle Jacobsen at or 315-228-7045.
$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
$15,000 - Parents' Steering Committee
$10,000 - Fellow
$5,000 - Partner
$2,000 - Member
(Classes of 1969 to 2008, parents, grandparents, Masters Degrees, and friends)
$1,000 - Member
(Classes prior to 1969, widows and non-alumni faculty and staff)

Classes of 2009-2018

$1,000  - Class of 2009
$750 - Classes of 2010 and 2011
$500 - Classes of 2012 and 2013
$300 - Classes of 2014 and 2015
$100 - Classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018
$13 - Undergraduates
$100 - Enrolled full time in a graduate program (to ensure you are credited at the graduate student level, please call 800-668-4428 to make your gift.)

New this year for the classes of 2009-2016

When you commit to giving to the Colgate Fund at the Presidents' Club level for the next five years, you can name a carrel where Colgate students do some of their best work every day. For more information, email

Frequently Asked Questions

I am married to another Colgate alumnus. How do we join the Presidents’ Club?
As a Colgate couple, you may join the Presidents’ Club by making a joint gift to Colgate at the Presidents’ Club level for your class. If you are in different classes, you may select the Presidents’ Club level based on the more recent class year. For example: If one of you is in the Class of 2009 and the other 2010, then your combined gift must meet the threshold for the Class of 2010.
I recently made a Presidents’ Club level gift. Why am I receiving an appeal for support now?
Colgate’s fiscal year runs from July 1 — June 30. We contact alumni early in the fiscal year, as many members appreciate the opportunity to divide their Presidents’ Club gift by enrolling in the monthly giving option. As long as you renew your Presidents’ Club gift by June 30, you will retain your Presidents’ Club membership.
Do corporate matching gifts count toward the Presidents' Club?
Absolutely! To determine whether your company will match your gift, please visit
Is there a special giving level for those enrolled full time in graduate school?
Yes! We want you to maintain your connection to the Presidents’ Club throughout your time in graduate school and understand that the costs associated with graduate school may make it difficult for you to give at a leadership level. We are pleased to offer a $100 Presidents’ Club level membership for any recent alumnus enrolled full time in graduate school. To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Michelle Jacobsen at 315-228-7450 or
What does my gift support?
You can designate your support to any activity, sport, academic area, or initiative at Colgate that is meaningful to you. Colgate’s top fundraising priority is The Colgate Fund, which provides support where needs are greatest, including financial aid.

Membership Highlights

  • Special opportunities to connect with other Presidents’ Club members and campus leaders at regional and on campus events and through our online community, the Presidents’ Club ’Gateway.
  • Alumni members will receive access 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.
  • Alumni and parents will receive special attention during Reunion and Family Weekends.
  • Student members will receive invitations to on-campus Presidents' Club events and an annual student-alumni networking reception in NYC.