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James B. Colgate Society

Created in 1995, the James B. Colgate Society recognizes the university’s most generous benefactors: those who have contributed $1 million or more during their lifetimes. Since 1891, when James B. Colgate made the first million-dollar gift to Colgate, 93 individuals have followed in his footsteps and earned a place on the society’s rolls.

James B. Colgate Society members have shaped the future of this university and its students through their investments in capital projects, faculty chairs, financial aid, and other programs. Society members played an important role in the successful Passion for the Climb: The Campaign for Colgate.

For their vision — and their willingness to invest the resources necessary to transform vision into reality — we thank every member of the James B. Colgate Society.