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The Columbia College Fund’s Oldest Giving Society Turns 60

Did you know that the John Jay Associates — the College’s oldest leadership giving society — turned 60 in 2020? Members are distinguished by making annual gifts of $1,500 or more, providing dedicated support to students and faculty. The December 1960 issue of CCT announced the group’s founding; then-Dean John G. Palfrey noted that the John Jay Associates would be vital to the “College’s continued growth as a pioneer and a leader among American colleges.” In its first year, there were 103 John Jay Associates members; now, there are approximately 3,000. Find the story online.