Fourteen of Presbyterian College’s most generous donors will be honored at the Poinsett Club in Greenville, S.C., on Friday, April 5. The supporters are the 2019 new and distinguished members of the William Plumer Jacobs Society. The giving society is composed of individuals, churches, foundations and corporations whose lifetime giving exceeds $100,000 in support of the College.
A dinner recognizing the new and distinguished members of the WPJ Society begins at 6 p.m. The First Annual Tartan Gathering event begins at 7:30 p.m. The Tartan Gathering will honor other leadership level donors, guardians and patrons of the College.
“We are thankful for the vision of our founder, Dr. William Plumer Jacobs, who set PC on a course for success in 1880,” said PC President Bob Staton. “This society, named in his honor, recognizes our most loyal and transformational donors who believe in Presbyterian College and the excellent educational experience that we offer our students.
“We are grateful to have an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the members of the William Plumer Jacobs Society.”
This year’s new members include:
- Lynn ’62 and Linda and Hudgins, of Salem, S.C.
- Joe ’62 and Mica ’79 Nixon, of Clinton, S.C.
- Eloise and Steve Shepherd, of Columbia, S.C.
- John and Nancy Speer, of Anderson, S.C.
- Murray ’63 And Joyce White, of Fort Mill, S.C.
Eight WPJ Society members will be recognized for advancing to the President’s Society, composed of donors whose lifetime giving in support of the College is between $250,000 and $499,999.
The Advancing members include:
- Ennis ’72 & Dru ’73 James, of Greenville, S.C.
- David ’86 & Elizabeth ’87 Parker, of Elgin, S.C.
- Sam ’66 & Mary Waters, of Columbia, S.C.
Tom Free ’99, of St. Petersburg, Fla., will be honored for advancing to the Bell Tower Society, composed of donors whose lifetime giving in support of the College is between $500,000 and $999,999. Bill ’65 and Diane Loeble, Covington, Ga., will be honored for advancing to the Society of 1880, composed of donors whose lifetime giving in support of the College is at least $1,000,000.
The annual William Plumer Jacobs Society Dinner recognizes the generosity of the distinguished, new, and advancing members of the WPJ Society. The Tartan Gathering celebrates patrons, guardians and annual leadership-level donors. WPJ Society members will be honored guests during the Tartan Gathering. Greenville, S.C.-based rhythm and blues band Kami Ocean and The Rhythm will perform at the event.
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