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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.

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'GATEWAYThis new online community is your gateway for connecting to the Presidents’ Club community. Search and connect with other Presidents' Club members and see who is attending Presidents' Club and special events.

Giving Levels: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

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, 2017. For installment giving instructions and monthly installment rates for Presidents' Club membership, click here. For additional assistance with making your gift or any other questions, please contact Michelle Jacobsen at mjacobsen@colgate.edu 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
$10,000 - Fellow
$5,000 - Partner
$2,000 - Member
(Classes of 1967 to 2006, parents, grandparents, and friends)
$1,000 - Member
(Classes prior to 1967, widows and non-alumni faculty and staff)
New for the Classes of 2007-2016

$1,000  - Class of 2007
$750 - Classes of 2008 and 2009
$500 - Classes of 2010 and 2011
$300 - Classes of 2012 and 2013
$100 - Classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016
$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.)

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 matchinggifts.com/colgate.
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 mjacobsen@colgate.edu.
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

  • An invitation to our annual 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.

More Information

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 jstone@colgate.edu.

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 2015: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

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.

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