Giving Societies

Presbyterian College recognizes and honors its donors by membership in one or more of its many giving societies. A donor may be a member of one or more of our annual giving societies, as well as a member in one or more of our perpetual giving societies.

Membership in our annual fund societies is renewable with each year’s gift; once a member in PC’s other giving societies, a donor is a member for life.

Annual Funds

PC Fund

The PC Fund provides unrestricted dollars to benefit students and faculty. Such contributions go directly to provide students with financial aid or scholarships, enhance academic facilities, and support faculty. Membership is renewable annually and is based on an individual’s donations from July 1 to June 30 of each year. Membership levels:

• Bell Tower Club $250 or more

• Founder’s Club $500 or more

Leadership Levels of Giving

• The William G. Neville Society $1,000 and up

• Young Neville $500 – (young alumni 1-15 years after graduation)

• Neville Member $1,000 to $2,499

• Neville Sustaining Member $2,500 to $4,999

• Neville Cornerstone Member $5,000 to $9,999

• Neville Pillar Member $10,000 and over

Read about ways to give to the PC Fund here.

Scotsman Club

Founded in 1937 as the Walter Johnson Club, the Scotsman Club provides support for Blue Hose athletic scholarships.  Membership levels and benefits:

SC Giving Grid

Read more about the Scotsman Club and ways to give here.

Perpetual Donor Societies

William Plumer Jacobs Society

The William Plumer Jacobs (WPJ) Society, named in honor of PC’s founder, is the College’s most prestigious donor honor society. It recognizes those who, through either outright or irrevocable planned gifts, have given $100,000 during their lifetime to preserve, enhance, and expand PC. The Society meets annually with the Board of Trustees, faculty, and administration to recognize members and welcome new members and to recognize a Distinguished Member. Gift levels:

• The President’s Society $250,000 and $499,999
• The Bell Tower Society $500,000 to $999,999
• Society of 1880 $1,000,000 or more

Membership recognition:

• Name on WPJ Society wall in Smith Administration Building
• Invitation to annual banquet and name in program
• A pewter plate, for new members, that reads Dum Vivimus Servimus – William Plumber Jacobs Society
• A lapel pin, for new members, depending on membership level

Guardians of Presbyterian College

Guardians of Presbyterian College include PC in their estate plans or support the College through life income gifts, taking to heart the words of the College’s first president, “I have loved it, prayed for it, and served it as I was able. My most urgent hope is that it may ever remain.” Read about the many ways for Guardians to give here.

The Patrons’ Society

Patrons of Presbyterian College establish endowed funds–a minimum of $25,000–for student financial scholarship and faculty support.

Membership recognition:

• Framed signed instrument
• Annual financial report on their fund
• Annual report on the recipient of their fund
• Thank you letter from recipient of their fund
• Invitation to annual banquet and name in program