President's Circle

The President’s Circle was established by President Barry M. Buxton, Ph.D. in 2011 to recognize generous alumni and friends who invest in their passion for and commitments to the success of Lees-McRae College. The future of Lees-McRae lies in the belief that this vibrant academic community is worthy of significant personal investment. As a member of the President’s Circle, you will help set the standard for charitable giving in our community, and, by example, serve as an advocate and ambassador for the College.

For more than a century, Lees-McRae has been successful because of the generosity of extraordinary people. This level of commitment affords the College the opportunity to build upon its solid foundation of academic excellence and strive to be a regional leader in higher education. It is time to take what is worthy and special, what is deeply spiritual and resilient, and make it exceptional. Join with me and others who believe in and graciously support Lees-McRae College.

With an annual contribution of $1,000 or more within the College’s fiscal year (June 1-May 31), you will join an exclusive group of supporters. Among the privileges associated with membership are special invitations to campus events, recognition in Lees-McRae’s Honor Roll of Donors and an invitation to Lees-McRae’s signature donor recognition event, the Summer Soirée. 

Gift levels within the President's Circle

The Edgar Tufts Society

Annual Contributions of $50,000 and above

The Trustees Society

Annual Contributions of $25,000 to $49,999

The W. C. Tate Society

Annual Contributions of $10,000 to $24,999

The S. P. Lees Society

 Annual Contributions of $5,000 to $9,999

The Green and Gold Society

Annual Contributions of $2,500 to $4,999

The Elizabeth McRae Society

Annual Contributions of $1,000 to $2,499