President's Society

Through vision, leadership and consideration for the future of Columbia College, members of the President's Society have joined the institution's hallowed and lifelong tradition of providing a quality liberal arts and sciences education to a diverse student body. These contributors enjoy a philanthropic partnership with Columbia College, setting a standard for commitment and providing a lasting legacy to the college. 

Columbia College honors philanthropists, whose contributions support our mission and help advance our vision to serve as a model institution. The President's Society recognizes our major benefactors, whose commitment aids both current students and future leaders. 

2022 President's Society Annual Dinner

President's Society Dinner
September 29, 2022

The President's Society Annual Dinner celebrates and recognizes new, current and upgraded members of the giving society. The evening was hosted by President and First Lady Dr. David and Lee Russell on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Guests enjoyed for a special reception in St. Clair Hall and formal dinner and presentation in Dulany Hall.

2021 Scholarship Recipient Sgt. Michael Vogt

Video presented at President's Society Dinner

2021 Celebration
Following a year removed from celebrating in person, Columbia College’s President’s Society Dinner officially returned on Sept. 23, 2021, at Dulany Hall. President’s Society members and college leadership and staff arrived on Main Campus in their finest attire, eager to celebrate the society’s 2020 and 2021 induction classes. The evening celebrated the impact of photos and philanthropy. Read more.

2021 Photo Gallery

2021 President's Society Annual Dinner

How do I join?

Benefactors providing cumulative gifts of $10,000 or more over their lifetime are granted membership in the Columbia College President’s Society. Gifts may be pledged for up to five years, and membership is granted at the time of the pledge. The following levels of giving sustain the legacy of the college, its students, the community and society.

Leadership Giving Circles

  • Rogers Gate Circle: $1,000,000 and beyond
  • Ivy Chain Circle: $500,000 – $999,999
  • Dorsey Chapel Circle: $250,000 – $499,999
  • Charter Circle: $100,000 – $249,999
  • Founder's Circle: $50,000 – $99,999
  • Trustee's Circle: $25,000 – $49,999
  • Ivy and Oak Circle: $10,000 – $24,999

For more information, please call the Office of Development at (573) 875-7563.

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