This group of the College’s most dedicated and generous alumni, parents and friends provides more than 90 percent of total giving to Hamilton and inspires others to deepen their philanthropy.

These contributions form a living endowment that goes directly to the heart of a Hamilton education, supporting the quality of students, faculty and the environment in which they live and work.

Membership Benefits

  • Opportunities to meet and network with other 1812 Leadership Circle members at events on and off campus.
  • Invitations to special gatherings during Fallcoming & Family weekend and reunions. 
  • Pre-show receptions and advance notice of ticketed events, including Broadway shows and the Sacerdote Great Names Series.
  • Early announcements of major College news and special publications.
  • Recognition of membership from the President. Opportunities to engage with members of the College’s senior leadership team and events to hear insider updates.
  • Complimentary enrollment in the annual Virtual Event Series.

1812 Leadership Circle Giving Levels

Amount Giving Level
$500 - $1,500 Young Alumni Continentals (1-14 years after graduation)
$2,500-$4,999 Buff and Blue Associates
$5,000-$9,999 Samuel Kirkland Associates
$10,000-$24,999 Alexander Hamilton Associates
$25,000-$49,999 President’s Associates
$50,000-$99,999 Trustee Associates
$100,000 or More Chairman’s Associates

You may consider contributing through monthly recurring gifts (Chapel Bell Society) to reach the leadership level.

Young Alumni Eligibility

Years After Graduation Annual Gift Monthly Gift
1-4 years $500 $42
5-9 years $1,000  $84
10-14 years $1,500  $125
15+ years $2,500 $209

For more information on joining the 1812 Leadership Circle, contact Kimberly Butler ’88, Director, Annual Giving.

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Honor Roll of Donors

Support from our alumni, parents, and friends throughout the fiscal year is gratefully acknowledged.

The $400 million campaign to provide students with a life-altering education.

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