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President's Circle Rising Alumni – the future of Linfield

Become a leader today

Graduates of the last decade, Rising Alumni, are the future leaders of Linfield. Soon, you and your classmates will be on key volunteer committees, like the Board of Trustees, helping shape the future of the college.

The President's Circle

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The President’s Circle honors Linfield’s generous donors who give $1,000 or more annually. But as Rising Alumni, you can join the President’s Circle at a graduated level (see table). Leadership gifts account for 90 percent of Linfield’s annual gift revenue and remain as the key to the college’s success.

With your gift at the Rising Alumni President’s Circle level, you’ll:

  • receive invitations to exclusive events with the president, the board of trustees and other alumni and community leaders who have made significant gifts to Linfield
  • be recognized in our annual President’s Circle honor roll of donors
  • earn the coveted President’s Circle lapel pin, worn proudly by just a few hundred donors who care deeply enough about Linfield to make a leadership gift

Your gift matters!

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Tuition, room and board only covers 86 percent of a Linfield education. Gifts from alumni help cover the rest. That means, while you were at Linfield, alumni helped cover more than $5,000 of our education annually. Gifts from alumni support:

  • Increased scholarships and financial aid for students
  • Small classes with dedicated professors who make an impact on their students lives
  • Collaborative research projects with professors
  • Tickets to study abroad, updated technology inside the classroom, new labs and equipment, and a more efficient and sustainable campus

“Studying at Linfield College gave us the tools to succeed both personally and professionally. It was because of the generosity of those who came before us that the Linfield experience was financially feasible. We value giving back and donating is a small way that we can pay that generosity forward.”
-Justin '05 and Megan (Busse) Samples '05, Rising Alumni President’s Circle members

Each year, hundreds of Linfield alumni change lives by making President’s Circle-level gifts. You can have a lasting impact on the next generation of Wildcats by making a Rising Alumni President’s Circle gift today.

For more information about joining the President's Circle, contact Nikki West, director of annual giving, at nwest@linfield.edu or at 503.883.2492.