Giving Levels

The Tradition

Established by the Board of Trustees in 1969, the Roanoke College Associates program exists to recognize and honor individuals and corporations who have made generous investments in the College. For 42 years, Roanoke College has relied on the support of those who share an appreciation for its rich history and promising future -- the Associates.


Associate membership is attained by contributing $1,000 or more in one fiscal year, July 1 through June 30. Sustaining members are those who gave a gift of $25,000 or more in a fiscal year prior to 1993.
Collegiate Associates contribute at least $2,500 in a fiscal year; Heritage Associates give gifts of $5,000 or more, Founders Associates contribute a minimum of $10,000 during a year, and Column Associates support the College with at least $25,000 in annual contributions. 
Gifts accepted for Associate membership include cash, securities, bequests, gifts-in-kind, insurance, deferred gifts, or other property.

The 2013-2014 Associates

The Associates membership totaled 736 members for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Of these, 122 individuals and corporations were new members. In total contributions - including those to the Roanoke Fund - the Associates made gifts of more than $7.1 million. Roanoke College extends its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to this leadership group. Their dedication, vision and generosity ensure that Roanoke remains Classic for Tomorrow.