Donor Societies

Thanks to generous gifts from alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, organizations and friends of Columbia College, we can continue to provide the best academic experience for our students.  Each giving level is important to the success of the College.  Every gift matters.


The President’s Circle Society 

The President’s Circle Society is comprised of donors whose significant support profoundly impacts the College.  Members of the Tucker, Columns, Fountain, Asbury, College Drive, and Live Purple GOLD societies are all part of the esteemed President’s Circle Society.

Young Alumnae: Live Purple GOLD Society

Columbia College graduates of the last decade have the opportunity to be annually recognized as an elite donor of the President’s Circle Society.  Levels of giving are represented by the number of years as a Columbia College Alumna/Alumni.  Graduates of the last decade are invited to join the Live Purple GOLD Society.

Note: Qualifying gift amounts are for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.  Monthly gift amounts are approximations and based on the 12-month fiscal year cycle (beginning July 1).

To learn more about Live Purple, please visit the Live Purple page.

The individuals and organizations recognized at these society levels have given gifts of $50,000 or more over their lifetime and honor our most dedicated supporters.

1854 Society

Named for the year our Columbia College was founded, the 1854 Society honors those who have demonstrated the highest level of investment in the College and our students.  Society members give at the $1,000,000 level or above.

Old Main Society

The Old Main Society recognized those that give a minimum of $500,000.  It is named in honor of the Old Main building, home to student dormitories and classrooms, which burned in 1964 and began a new era for the College.

Cornerstone Society

Recognizing those whose lifetime giving is a minimum of $250,000.

Legacy Society

Recognizing those whose lifetime giving is a minimum of $100,000.

Heritage Society

Recognizing those whose lifetime giving is a minimum of $50,000.

R. Wright Spears Society

Recognizing individuals who support Columbia College with $25,000 or more, through living will provisions, trusts or assignment of assets.

Founders Society

Recognizing those individuals who have established a testamentary gift to benefit the College in the future.

To learn more about how you can support Columbia College with a lasting impact, please visit our Planned Giving page.