WPJ Society

The Board of Trustees of Presbyterian College established the William Plumer Jacobs Society in 1982 to recognize and honor those individuals, churches, foundations, and corporations who provide outstanding support to the College. Named for the founder of the College, the Society celebrates annually with the trustees, faculty and administration. The celebration provides an opportunity for Presbyterian College to express appreciation for the extraordinary generosity of Society members and welcome new and advancing members to the group. Beginning in 1983, the College has saluted distinguished members at the annual meeting of the William Plumer Jacobs Society.

Each year, the Society hosts a Gala to recognize new and advancing members as well as Patrons, Guardians, Leadership Annual Donors and 25 Year Members of The Pillar Society.

WPJsociety
The Society of 1880
$1,000,000+
The Bell Tower Society
$500,000 to $999,999
The President’s Society
$250,000 to $499,999
Members
$100,000 to $249,999

2017 Honorees

Distinguished Member

Reynolds-WPJ-PresbyterianCollegeJeffrey ’79 and Rebecca ’80 Reynolds

Presented in grateful appreciation for their generous and continuous support of the mission of Presbyterian College.

New Members

Bob ’58 and Jewell Hill

Frank C. King ’64

Bill ’62 and Fran Matthews

Jack* and Raenota Merrill

Tommy Reiser ’98

William Sibley, Jr.

Mary-Locke Simons* ’69

William K. Thompson, Jr.*

John* and Ann W. White

Cathy White Williams ’76

* In Memoriam

Advancing Members

Justin A. Bethel ’12

Advancing to the President’s Society

Fourth Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC

Advancing to the President’s Society

Jenell Vassy Hottinga

Advancing to the Bell Tower Society

William D. and Linda Kuhne

Advancing to the Society of 1880

Tommy ’71 and Katherine Lawson III

Advancing to the President’s Society

2016 Honorees

Distinguished Member

Putsy Bailey 2016 WPJ Gala Distinguished Member Presbyterian College Clinton SC

Putsy Silas “Si” Bailey

PC Class of 1926

Presented in grateful appreciation for his lifetime of generous and constant support of the mission of Presbyterian College.

New Members

Justin A. Bethel ’12

Christopher L. & Cara Cannon

Cassius B. Dixon

Patrick K. & Elizabeth Kelly ’62

James H. & Laura Powell ’68

Robert B. & Betty Strock

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Advancing Members

Hartwell & Susan Dew ’75

Advancing to the President’s Society

Thomas E. Free ’91

Advancing to the President’s Society

Jack S. & Susan Graybill

Advancing to the Bell Tower Society

James M. & Joyce Singleton ’67

Advancing to the Bell Tower Society

Thomas G. & Lillis Smith ’50

Advancing to the President’s Society

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Genevieve's WPJ Society Gala in Greenville SC Presbyterian College Clinton SC

A Weekend in Greenville

Where To Stay

Walking Distance

Westin Poinsett

120 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

Courtyard Marriott

50 W Broad St, Greenville, SC 29601

The Hyatt

220 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace

250 Riverplace, Greenville, SC 29601

Additional Options

Crown Plaza

851 Congaree Rd., Greenville, SC 29607

Hampton Inn

15 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

Holiday Inn

1036 Woodruff Rd., Greenville. SC 29607

Coming from Clinton?

Contact Margaret Brown at 864-938-3757 or mhbrown@presby.edu to RSVP for complimentary transportation to event

Directions to Genevieve’s at the Peace Center

From I-85 North or South (Atlanta, Spartanburg, Charlotte):

Take exit #51C onto I-385 Downtown Greenville. Stay on I-385 until you reach downtown Greenville. Turn left at the 3rd traffic light onto Main Street. The Peace Center is on your right, on the corner of Broad Street and South Main Street (about five blocks).

From I-26 East (Asheville, Hendersonville):

Take Hwy 25 South to Greenville. After Travelers Rest, take the left fork (Business Hwy 25). Business Hwy 25 becomes Poinsett Highway. Stay on Business Hwy 25 until you reach Hwy 183. Turn left at the traffic light onto Hwy 183. Turn right at the 5th traffic light onto Main Street. The Peace Center is on your right, on the corner of Broad Street and South Main Street (about four blocks).

From 123 (Easley):

Hwy 123 turns into Academy Street. Turn right onto McBee Avenue. Turn right onto River Street. Turn left onto Broad Street. The Peace Center is located on the corner of Main Street and Broad Street.

Parking

Parking Garage Map

Poinsett Parking

25 W McBee Avenue, Greenville, SC 29601

Spring Street Garage

316 S Spring Street, Greenville, SC 29601

River Street Garage

414 River Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Bus Station Parking

West Washington Street Deck

101 W Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Hampton Inn Parking

Riverplace Garage

300 River Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Marriot Parking Garage

50 West Broad Street, Greenville, SC 29601

RSVP

Contact Margaret Brown at 864-938-3757 or mhbrown@presby.edu to RSVP to the event.