Through sustained leadership contributions, legacies left with estate gifts, and annual leadership gifts, donors are vital to our success. The Purchase College Foundation’s recognition societies honor and thank those who provide this generous support.

President’s Council Giving Societies

The premier donor recognition program of Purchase College, the President’s Council pays tribute to individuals who make investments of $25,000 or more to the college, Neuberger Museum of Art, and/or The Performing Arts Center. Since 1974, more than 500 members have qualified for Council recognition based on cumulative lifetime gifts and commitments (outright, pledged, and deferred).

  • Visionaries
    Gifts of $1,000,000 or more
  • Illuminators
    Gifts of $500,000 or more
  • Circle of Honor
    $100,000 or more
  • Circle of Excellence
    Gifts of $50,000 or more
  • Circle of Friends
    Gifts of $25,000 or more

Legacy Society

The Purchase College Legacy Society honors generous donors who made a documented or realized commitment through a planned gift such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts.

Funds Named in Perpetuity

Purchase College Foundation acknowledges with keen gratitude the generosity of many friends who have established funds with a minimum gift of $50,000. These leadership gifts, which bear the names of the donors in perpetuity, support visiting artists and scholars, scientific and instructional equipment, scholarships, academic performances and exhibitions, campus beautification, the Neuberger Museum of Art, and The Performing Arts Center.

President’s Club Founding Charter Members

Founded in 1982, The President’s Club is comprised of community leaders who are dedicated to fostering the highest standards of excellence at the college.