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Celebrate the Experience P’19

Faculty, family and friends gather to celebrate the class of 2016.

Calling All Senior Parents!

Over the years, the Society of Families has made a significant impact on the Colgate community. Parents have offered jobs and internships to students and have transformed the campus through their giving. Now that seniors are in their final year at Colgate, we are calling on parents of seniors to support Celebrate the Experience P’19.

Celebrate the Experience P’19 will run from July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019, and encourages parents to celebrate their student’s Colgate journey by making a capstone gift during the senior year. We hope that parents will make these meaningful gifts to acknowledge this unique life experience and support key initiatives. The top priority and most pressing need for the university is the Colgate Fund and we encourage parents to assist in advancing this fund. However, a gift to any designation will count toward this effort. To learn more about Colgate’s key initiatives please click on the links below.

Funding Priorities

To learn more about Colgate's funding priorities please click on the links below:

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More Information

Contact Heather Payne, assistant director of parent giving, with questions at hepayne@colgate.edu or 315-228-6206.

Presidents’ Club

Joining the Presidents’ Club is a great way to enhance the academic experience of students, support this effort, and celebrate your child’s Colgate experience. Giving levels are as follows:
  • $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, and friends)
  • $1,000 - Member (Classes prior to 1969, widows and non-alumni faculty and staff)
  • $13 - Undergraduates