Giving to CMC

Presidnet's Leadership Council

The President’s Leadership Council was created to recognize the commitment of the College’s leading parent donors. Without these families, the Parents Fund could not raise the necessary funds that support all our students.

To become a member of the President's Leadership Council, a family must make a leadership level pledge of at least $50,000 over four years. This is typically arranged into 4 yearly installments of $12,500, but can be adjusted to suit the donor’s preference.

To express our gratitude to the members of the President's Leadership Council, the College will facilitate the following to all Council members:

  • Priority access when attending Commencement ceremonies
    • VIP parking and seating with the Trustees at the Ceremony
    • Access to the College’s block of hotel rooms–which fill up quickly with the Claremont Consortium hosting multiple ceremonies the same weekend
  • Special opportunities to interact with President Chodosh and the Board of Trustees
    • This includes private meetings and events
  • The assistance of a personal liaison to the College
    • This resourceful Development Officer is your primary contact for questions and concerns, for highlighting ways for you to be involved, connecting you within your local CMC community, and providing updates on the College. Your personal insider!
  • Inclusion in programming for the Res Publica Society, the College’s primary giving society
    • This includes intimate Salon events around the country, Speaker Series events in Southern California and private receptions
  • Annual reports from the President and major offices on campus, like the Offices of Career Services, Admissions, and the Dean of Students
  • Recognition in CMC publications like the Honor Roll of Donors

One of our families explained their enthusiasm for joining:

“We have four daughters with three in college or beyond so we have seen many very good schools. It is with this perspective that we have continually been impressed with how exceptional Claremont McKenna College is. There are many things that contribute to this but at its essence it comes down to developing lifelong learners. It isn’t about knowledge today as much as it is critical thinking skills for tomorrow. Whether through lifelong friendships, hearing world leaders speak in the intimate setting of the Athenaeum or engaging in spirited debate with insightful and caring professors in a small classroom setting, the learning environment cultivated at CMC enriches our daughter’s life now and will continue to benefit her in the future. It is in this spirit of appreciation that we enthusiastically chose to invest in lifelong learning through the President’s Leadership Council.”