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John Jay Associates

The John Jay Associates is Columbia College’s oldest leadership giving society, recognizing the generosity and loyal support of Columbia College’s broad community of alumni, parents and friends. Members of the John Jay Associates make a difference in the lives of students, faculty and staff every day through their dedicated support. They are eligible to receive exclusive benefits, including special recognition, unique engagement opportunities, select communications and one-of-a-kind gifts.

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Email cc-steward@columbia.edu with questions about accessing benefits.

Membership Levels

Alumni, parents and friends may join the John Jay Associates with cumulative annual giving to the College of $1,500 or more. The five membership levels—Member, Fellow, Sponsor, Patron and Dean’s Circle—each offer opportunities to engage more deeply with the Columbia College community.

MEMBER • $1,500-$3,499

  • Invitation to an annual John Jay Associates Reception

  • Two complimentary tickets to a Columbia Football or Basketball home game (On a per request basis and subject to availability)

  • Complimentary lunch at Homecoming

  • Special recognition at Reunion

  • Exclusive John Jay Associates gift

FELLOW • $3,500-$4,999

All the benefits of the member category, plus:

  • Invitations to Insider Access Calls, interactive phone calls with key Columbia College leaders

SPONSOR • $5,000-$9,999

All the benefits of the fellow category, plus:

  • Complimentary access to a Café Columbia cultural experience (subject to availability)

  • Opportunity to name a current use internship stipend (Gift must be designated for Internships, starting at $5,500)

PATRON • $10,000-$24,999

All the benefits of the sponsor category, plus:

  • Invitation to the Dean’s Scholarship Reception (Gift must be designated for Financial Aid)

  • Ticket upgrade for a Columbia Football or Basketball home game (On a per request basis and subject to availability)

DEAN'S CIRCLE • $25,000+

All the benefits of the patron category, plus:

  • Exclusive invitation to the Dean’s Circle Reception

  • Opportunity to name a current use scholarship (Gift must be designated for Financial Aid)

Recent Alumni Membership Levels & Benefits

Alumni from the Classes of 2007-2020 and seniors in the Class of 2021 may join the John Jay Associates with special levels for cumulative annual giving. The three membership levels—Member, Young Patron, and Dean’s Circle—each offer opportunities to engage more deeply with the Columbia College community.

Email cc-steward@columbia.edu with questions about accessing benefits.

MEMBER • 2020-2017 ($250), 2016-2010 ($500), 2009-2007 ($1,000)

  • Invitation to the John Jay Associates Reception

  • Two tickets to a Columbia Football or Basketball home game (On a per request basis and subject to availability)

  • Complimentary lunch at Homecoming

  • Special recognition at Reunion

  • Exclusive John Jay Associates gift

  • Invitations to Insider Access Calls, interactive phone calls with key Columbia College leaders

YOUNG PATRON • $1,500—$4,999

All the benefits of the member category, plus:

  • Invitation to join the Young Leaders Council, an exclusive council of philanthropic leaders of Columbia College's recent alumni community

  • Exclusive access to Young Leaders Council events throughout the year

DEAN'S CIRCLE • $5,000+

All the benefits of the Young Patron category, plus:

  • Ticket upgrade for a Columbia Football or Basketball home game (On a per request basis and subject to availability)

  • Opportunity to name a current use internship stipend (Gift must be designated for Internships, starting at $5,500)

  • Exclusive invitation to the Dean's Circle Reception

Recurring Giving

With a monthly recurring gift, you can join the John Jay Associates. See how your support can add up.

Monthly Rate • $125

  • Total Annual Gift • $1,500

  • Leadership Level • Member

Monthly Rate • $291.67

  • Total Annual Gift • $3,500

  • Leadership Level • Fellow

Monthly Rate • $416.67

  • Total Annual Gift • $5,000

  • Leadership Level • Sponsor

Monthly Rate • $833.34

  • Total Annual Gift • $10,000

  • Leadership Level • Patron