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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.

View the 202021 John Jay Associates Annual Report and watch the John Jay Associates video for more information.

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

Membership Levels & Benefits

Alumni, parents and friends may join the John Jay Associates with cumulative annual giving to the College of $2,500 or more. The four membership levels — Member, Sponsor, Patron and Dean’s Circle — each offer opportunities to engage more deeply with the Columbia College community.

MEMBER • $2,500$4,999

  • Recognition in John Jay Associates Annual Report

  • Invitation to John Jay Associates Reception

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

  • Complimentary lunch at Homecoming

  • Invitation to John Jay Associates Toast at Homecoming

  • Recognition at Reunion

  • John Jay Associates gift

SPONSOR • $5,000$9,999

All the benefits of the Member level, plus:

  • Complimentary access to Café Columbia cultural experience (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)

PATRON • $10,000$24,999

All the benefits of the Sponsor level, plus:

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

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

DEANS CIRCLE • $25,000+

All the benefits of the Patron level, plus:

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

  • Invitation to Dean’s Circle Reception

  • Columbia College Fund Impact Report

Young & Recent Alumni Membership Levels & Benefits

Alumni from the Classes of 2009-2022 and seniors in the Class of 2023 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 • 20192022 ($250), 20142018 ($500), 20092013 ($1,000)

  • Recognition in John Jay Associates Annual Report

  • Invitation to John Jay Associates Reception

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

  • Complimentary lunch at Homecoming

  • Invitation to John Jay Associates Toast at Homecoming

  • Recognition at Reunion

  • John Jay Associates gift

YOUNG PATRON • 20192022 ($1,500), 20142018 ($2,500), 20092013 ($5,000)

All the benefits of the Member level, plus:

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

DEANS CIRCLE • 20192022 ($5,000), 20142018 ($7,500), 20092013 ($10,000)

All the benefits of the Young Patron level, plus:​

  • Invitation to the Deans Circle Reception

  • Columbia College Fund Impact Report

Recurring Giving

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

Monthly Rate • $208.34

  • Cumulative Annual Gift • $2,500

  • Membership Level • Member

Monthly Rate • $416.67

  • Cumulative Annual Gift • $5,000

  • Membership Level • Sponsor

Monthly Rate • $833.34

  • Cumulative Annual Gift • $10,000

  • Membership Level • Patron

Monthly Rate • $2,083.34

  • Cumulative Annual Gift • $25,000

  • Membership Level • Deans Circle

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