Established in 1954, the Parents’ Steering Committee is comprised of families of current Colgate students, representing all four class years. Members are selected annually; their term of office runs from the fall through spring semester.
The Parents' Steering Committee meets once each semester — over Family Weekend and on a designated spring weekend. At the fall and spring semester meetings, the committee meets with senior university administrators and faculty members.
Parents' Steering Committee Fall Meeting and Housing
The Fall 2015 meeting will take place Saturday, October 31. RSVP AND RESERVE HOUSING
(Steering Committee Members Only)
The Parents' Steering Committee:
- Enhances and facilitates communications between Colgate and the parent body,
- Gathers as an advisory cabinet and resource to the President of the University and to senior administrators, analyzing and offering counsel on issues and challenges facing Colgate,
- Energizes family resources on Colgate’s behalf by making leadership gifts, hosting receptions, and recruiting other families to join the committee.
Members of the Parents' Steering Committee are asked to:
- Make an annual leadership gift at one of the following levels:
Patron Level — gifts of $50,000 or more
Council Level — gifts of $25,000 to $49,999
Fellow Level — gifts of $10,000 to $24,999
- Direct your gift to the part of Colgate you care about most -- the Unrestricted Parents’ Fund, the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate, an academic program or athletic team, or to one of the Parents’ Steering Committee funding priorities.
- Help host regional events such as Summer Send-Offs and Meet and Greet events. Events are typically hosted at someone’s home, club or restaurant. The Parents’ Fund staff will work with you to determine an appropriate format such as a cocktail reception, barbeque, buffet dinner or sit-down dinner. Speakers from campus are available.
- Attend special gatherings on campus and regionally when possible.
- Attend at least one committee meeting per year to demonstrate support.
- Provide university administrators with valuable insight into the Colgate undergraduate experience,
- Assist in donor identification and cultivation when appropriate.
- Assist Colgate in providing internships and networking opportunities for Colgate students and recent graduates.