Through generous gifts of $1,000 and more, members of this prestigious giving club support a wide range of programs and facilities.

Gifts may be unrestricted, benefiting the College’s greatest need, or designated according to the donor’s preference. For alumni within 10 years of graduation, Marquis Society membership may be attained with a gift of $100 multiplied by the number of years since graduation.

Marquis Society members are recognized in the Summary of Giving and Volunteer Participation, are invited to a special reception in years when their classes celebrate reunions, and receive credit toward Sustaining Membership.

The Marquis Founders dinner (formerly known as the Marquis Society dinner), which is held on campus each fall, is open to members of the Marquis Founders Club and above. (Marquis Society members in the 50+ Club and members who graduated within the past decade will also receive invitations.) Additional recognition events are held on campus and regionally to acknowledge the invaluable support provided by Marquis Society members.

Benefits of Joining the Marquis Society

  • Invitation to the annual Marquis Society Dinner
  • Invitations to exclusive events and personal visits
  • VIP reserved seating at Commencement and weekend hotel room blocks
  • Recognition in the annual Summary of Giving and Volunteer Participation

Marquis Society Impact

The Marquis Society enhances all areas of the student experience. Let’s take a look at one student to see how Marquis Society giving has impacted her four years on College Hill.

ANNA PTASINSKI ’18 – A biology major from Highlands Ranch, Colo.

  1. Outstanding Academic and Research Opportunities
    As a biology major, Anna conducted research on the immune system’s response to cancer with biology professor Bob Kurt through a fund established by a Marquis Society donor.
  2. State-of-the-art Facilities
    Three days-a-week, Anna is a student in General Physics — Mechanics and Thermodynamics, taught by Andy Dougherty, associate professor of physics, who uses classroom technology funded in part by Marquis Society donations.
  3. Commitment to Athletics
    A guard on the women’s basketball team, Marquis Society contributions support everything from the basketballs to athletic scholarships that provide much-needed financial aid to student-athletes.
  4. Remarkable Student Experiences
    As a peer mentor for the last four years, Anna serves as a positive role model for incoming students. The leadership development skills that she has experienced places her well ahead of her peers once she graduates. Marquis Society gifts provide support for programs that enhance the student experience and community outreach.