The support of alumni, students, parents and friends is critical to advancing Columbia College’s mission. The following sections detail the ways in which our donors were recognized for their generosity during Fiscal Year 2013–2014.
Leadership donors play a vital role in ensuring College students’ success. Their gifts of $50,000 and above help inspire fellow alumni, parents and friends to support undergraduate education.
Leadership-level pledges of $50,000 and above enable the College to make plans and to allocate funds to critical priorities.
Endowed funds provide support that will exist in perpetuity to ensure that College students have the best possible undergraduate experience.
John Jay Associates
The John Jay Associates program recognizes alumni, parents and friends whose cumulative annual giving to the College and Athletics totals $1,500 or more.
- Dean’s Platinum Circle $250,000 or more
- Dean’s Gold Circle $100,000–$249,999
- Dean’s Silver Circle $50,000–$99,999
- Dean’s Circle $25,000–$49,999
- Patron $10,000–$24,999
- Sponsor $5,000–$9,999
- Fellow $3,500–$4,999
- Member $1,500–$3,499
For Fiscal Year 2013–2014, the minimum membership levels for recent graduates were:
- Dean’s Circle $5,000 for classes between 2000 and 2013
Young Patron Member
- $1,500 for the Class of 2000
- $1,000 for classes between 2000 and 2004
- $500 for classes between 2005 and 2009
- $250 for classes between 2010 and 2014
For Fiscal Year 2013–2014, the minimum membership levels for graduating seniors were:
- Dean’s Circle $1,000 or more
- John Jay Associates $250–$999
- Donor Up to $249
College Fund Gifts
Gifts to the Columbia College Fund include cash gifts, pledge payments and matching gifts and are designated for priorities during the fiscal year.
Total Gifts and Commitments from Reunion Classes include all gifts and new pledge commitments to the College, Athletics, Arts & Sciences and the Columbia Libraries from reunion classes. It includes cash gifts, matching gifts, new pledge commitments and cash payments on existing pledges. It does not include payments on new pledges made in the same fiscal year.
The Class Agent Program is a peer-to-peer fundraising network. The Class Agents listed in the Alumni Donor Roll volunteered during Fiscal Year 2013–2014.
The Life Members donor program was established in the 1990s and preceded the establishment of the College’s current John Jay Associates donor program.
Seniors who accepted Dean James J. Valentini’s “3-2-1 Challenge” pledge in 2012 agreed to contribute for three years, to encourage two friends to do the same and to have their gifts matched 1:1 by an alumnus/a.
The 1754 Society acknowledges alumni, parents and friends who have made plans for the University through life income gifts or as part of their estate.