President’s Circle Society

Presidents Circle Society LogoThe President’s Circle is Columbia College’s leadership annual giving society. The Society includes alumni, faculty, community members and others who share the common goal of furthering Columbia College’s mission to prepare every student personally and professionally for success through strong liberal arts and professional programs emphasizing service, social justice, and leadership development. The Society is comprised of like-minded benefactors giving a minimum of $1,000 annually who demonstrate exceptional generosity for the benefit of all of Columbia College.

There are many ways you can impact Columbia College, but joining the President’s Circle Society through your leadership gifts helps address prioritized areas of need and opportunity throughout the College’s fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)

To renew your support or become a member of the President’s Circle Society, contact Mary Kathryne Wadford in the Columbia College Office of Advancement at or 803-786-3015. 


Emerging Leaders Societyemerging leaders logo

This year we are pleased to launch a new recognition program for young alumni (10 years out or less from any program) who are claiming the Columbia College mission as their own – the Emerging Leaders Society.

This giving society honors young alumni whose annual giving is equivalent to the levels listed below within Columbia College’s fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)

There are four levels based on stage of life after graduation:

•    $100 annually OR $8.34 monthly  for alumni 1 - 3 years out
•    $250 annually OR $20.83 monthly for alumni 4 - 5 years out
•    $500 annually OR $41.67 monthly for alumni 6 - 8 years out
•    $750 annually OR $62.50 monthly for alumni 9 - 10 years out

All members of the Emerging Leaders Society will receive the following benefits:

•    Decal signifying Emerging Leaders Society giving
•    Columbia College key chain
•    Invitations to special networking events and President Circle Society receptions
•    President’s Report each fiscal year

If you have any questions about the Emerging Leaders Society or wish to discuss renewing your support or becoming a new member, contact Hope Watson, Director of Annual Giving, at or 803-786-3763. 

Koala Club

koala club decalMembers of the Koala Club are among our most loyal donors to Columbia College. When you make an annual gift, no matter the size, for 5 or more consecutive years you are recognized as a Koala Club donor. 

This recognition program is based on annual gifts to Columbia College each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Koala Club members will receive a decal signifying their membership and regular communication from the College throughout the year. 

If you have any questions about your Koala Club membership, please contact Hope Watson, Director of Annual Giving, at or 803-786-3763.