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    Share in a tradition that Transforms Lives!

    Elmira College ranks in the top 1% in the nation for the percent of alumni who participate in annual giving. Gifts from alumni, parents, and friends give Elmira College the competitive edge it needs to enroll the most talented students each year and keeps our dormitories full. Elmira College's already rigorous educational programs are enhanced and new educational resources are made available to our students, all thanks to your support.


    Please consider enrolling in a Leadership Gift Club


    COWLES CIRCLE
    The Cowles Circle, named in honor of Dr. Augustus W. Cowles, first President of Elmira College, is Elmira’s premier leadership gift club. 

    President's Society
    $100,000 & up

    Octagon Society
    $10,000 to $99,999

    Benefactor
    $5,000 to $9,999

    Founder's Society
    $1,855 to $4,999

    Member
    $1,000 to $1,854

    MCGRAW SOCIETY
    Established in honor of Harold McGraw, Sr., President of the Board of Trustees from 1957-1968, and a major benefactor of Elmira College. 
    $500 to $999


    SIMEON BENJAMIN ASSOCIATES
    Established in honor of Simeon Benjamin, Founder of Elmira College and President of the Board of Trustees from 1855 to 1868.
    $250 to $499


    1855 CLUB
    The 1855 Club recognizes those contributors whose gifts are between $100 and $249.
    $100 to $249


    PURPLE & GOLD CLUB 
    The Purple and Gold Club is reserved for alumni who graduated in the past 10 years (Graduates Of Last Decade).
    $25 to $99

    IRIS SOCIETY
    The Iris Society recognizes and honors those who have made panned gifts to Elmira College as part of their financial planning. Planned gifts include bequests, life income agreements such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and pooled income funds; and gifts of insurance, real estate and qualified retirement plans. These gifts help ensure that scholarships will be available for future generations of Elmira College students. 


    DOUBLE YOUR CONTRIBUTION WITH A CORPORATE MATCHING GIFT!

    Your employer may be able to help you increase the value of your Annual Fund gift through an employee benefit that many corporations have established to allocate financial support to higher education. A growing number of companies match gifts on a two to one or even three to one basis. Many companies even match the gifts of retirees and their spouses.  To learn more about matching gifts or to see if your company matches gifts, click here.


      For Further Information, contact:
      Kyle Smith
      ksmith@elmira.edu 
      Director of Annual Giving
      Elmira College
      One Park Place
      Elmira, NY 14901
      (607) 735-1775