Porter02The James Madison Porter Society was established in 1997 to recognize and thank those who have included Lafayette in their estate plans through a bequest (including a will provision, retirement fund remainder, insurance beneficiary or outside trust remainder) and various life-income agreements established with the College. Over 500 society members celebrate James Madison Porter, a leader among the citizens of Easton, who helped found the College.

Members of the the Porter Society receive a number of benefits, including:

  • Listing on a special Porter Society membership plaque, which is displayed at certain College functions
  • Inclusion in a number of Marquis Society events
  • Separate listing in the College’s annual publication of Lafayette donors
  • A framed copy of a photograph of the Easton Hotel (circa 1820s) where, in 1824, James Madison Porter initiated a meeting to discuss establishing a college in Easton. The College became known as Lafayette. The Easton Hotel serves as the symbol for the James Madison Porter Society

Learn more about the James Madison Porter Society

Visit the Summary of Giving website to see a list of Porter Society Members