Donor Recognition Societies

1812 Leadership Banner1812 Leadership Circle

The 1812 Leadership Circle is a dedicated group of alumni and friends of the College who make an annual gift of $2,500 or more. ​Given at one time, or in installments throughout the year, one's total contribution to Hamilton, including matching gifts, counts toward membership.

GOLD members are invited to join at special introductory levels: Alumni 1-4 years after graduation qualify for membership with gifts of $1,000 or more; alumni 5-9 years after graduation qualify with gifts of $1,500 or more. Learn more about the 1812 Leadership Circle...


Become a member of the Chapel Bell Society by setting up a monthly sustaining gift to Hamilton College.

You can change or discontinue your recurring gift at any time by contacting Yvonne Brady, Gift Recorder, at 315-859-4652, ybrady@hamilton.edu.

Benefits for you and for Hamilton:
  • For the donor, monthly sustaining gifts are convenient and easy to set up. You can join the Chapel Bell Society online with a contribution of as little as $5 per month. Solicitations from the Hill stop. Members receive two yearly stewardship reports recapping giving by calendar and academic year for tax and recognition purposes.
  • For the College, Chapel Bell gifts provide a reliable and predictable source of support that allows Hamilton to meet its commitments to students every month of every year.
  • Further, Chapel Bell members receive a complimentary pair of exclusive Hamilton socks, and a 25 percent College Bookstore discount off the purchase of an item of Hamilton logo wear (online or in-person). Additionally, members are waived the $10 event-gift charge when attending campus and regional events like Fallcoming, Reunions, Alexander Hamilton Birthday Parties, and the like.

Joel Bristol Associates

Hamilton honors planned gift donors or anyone who has made an estate plan provision in favor of the College with membership as a Joel Bristol Associates. The College has a long-standing tradition of bequest and life payment contributions. During the past 25 years, more than $60 million of life payment gifts have been completed. 

Please contact Ben Madonia ’74 at 315-859-4669 or bmadonia@hamilton.edu if you have included Hamilton in your estate plan, would like to, or are interested in making a planned gift, so you may be thanked and honored as a Joel Bristol Associate.

View list of associates

Continuous Continentals

Alumni and friends who have contributed to Hamilton for 10 or more consecutive years, or in the case of our youngest nine classes, every year since graduation, are recognized as Continuous Continentals. These donors are distinguished with a (cc) next to their name on the Honor Roll of Donors. Continuous Continentals are the foundation of Hamilton's enviable participation record and boast extended personal legacies of support.

Contact Information

Fred Rogers P’21

Director of Annual Giving
Honor Roll of Donors
Thank You

Honor Roll of Donors

Support from Hamilton’s alumni, parents and friends throughout the fiscal year is gratefully acknowledged.

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