Simply put, the Marquis Society has the power to change lives.

Each year, Marquis Society members make a significant impact at Lafayette by enhancing all areas of the student experience. In fact, last fiscal year more than 2,100 Marquis Society members contributed more than $18 million to support financial aid, programs, facilities, and more, which represents more than 60% of all giving to the College. As you can see, Marquis Society members are part of a supportive network that positively impacts all students. The College counts on annual Marquis Society giving to continuously enhance the College. In fact, more than 56% of Marquis Society members have been consistent members for 10 consecutive years. View the current list of Marquis Society members as listed in the annual Summary of Giving including 25+ year donors and new sustaining members, which include members of the Marquis Society for 10 or more consecutive years.

Young Alumni:

For young alumni within ten years of graduation, Marquis Society membership may be obtained with a gift of $100 multiplied by the number of years since graduation. If your company offers a matching gift program, you may use that option to achieve Marquis Society status. Check online to see if your company participates in the program, or call (610) 330-5046 for assistance. You may send your form in with your gift, or you can send it after your gift has been made.

Courtesies extended to society members:

  • Invitations to annual events such as the Marquis Founders Society Dinner* in the fall and Marquis Porter-Fleck Reception at Reunion.
  • Opportunities to deepen connections through increased contact with faculty, staff, students, and alumni at exclusive regional events and dinners.
  • Recognition in the annual Summary of Giving and Volunteer Participation

Key Areas of Marquis Society Support

  • Financial aid
  • Academic technology and faculty support
  • Division 1 athletics
  • Student research
  • Annual fund
  • Parents’ Fund
  • Bradbury Dyer, III ’64, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Gateway Career Center – Student internships

Membership Levels

Marquis Laureates
$50,000 and above

Marquis Court

Marquis Council

Marquis Founders

Marquis Circle

Marquis Society