President’s Circle Society

The 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 professionallyPresident's Circle Society-Columbia College 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 Society

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Emerging Leaders at Columbia College is recognition for young alumni (10 years out or less from any program) who claim the Columbia College mission as their own.

When a graduate of the last 10 years has annual giving equivalent to the levels listed below, they become members of the Emerging Leaders Society for Columbia College’s fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

Four Levels 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

Emerging Leaders Society Benefits

  • Decal signifying Emerging Leaders giving
  • Columbia College key chain & wine glasses
  • 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 LogoMembers of the Koala Club are among our most loyal donors to Columbia College. When you make an annual gift, no matter the size, for5 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.