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Leaders. Innovators. Philanthropists.

As a Blue & Gold Society donor, your vision and generosity help create and sustain an extraordinary Ithaca College experience for thousands of students each year. Your leadership-level gift allows IC to:

  • Ensure students have access to a transformative college education.
  • Offer comprehensive academic programming across five schools.
  • Attract and retain renowned faculty.
  • Empower students and faculty to build and implement programs that bridge the gap between community and college.

The Blue & Gold Society is a growing and thriving community at Ithaca College. There are new horizons to explore, friends to make, and lives to enrich.

Impact of Giving

$4.9
million in annual gifts

750 Blue & Gold Society donors gave $4.9 million in annual gifts for 2019-2020.

89%
of individual giving

2019-2020 leadership gifts from Blue & Gold Society donors made up 89% of all individual giving. 

Your philanthropy has a tremendous influence on the lives of our students. Here’s how your leadership gift has an impact on Ithaca College:

  • A $1,000 annual gift is approximately equivalent to the payout from a $25,000 endowment -- just one of the many reasons why annual giving is so important.
  • 96% of students at Ithaca College receive some form of financial aid. Gifts to IC help bridge the gap for families who otherwise may not be able to attend Ithaca college.
  • Tuition only covers 75% of an Ithaca College education. Your gift helps students go beyond the classroom and gain real-life, professional experiences before they graduate, giving them the edge they need to succeed. Your gift to IC allows our students to:
    • Complete credit-bearing internships
    • Study abroad or travel internationally
    • Compete in varsity and recreational sports
    • Participate in student organizations and clubs
    • Volunteer for community organizations

Your generosity makes a difference -- and so does your leadership. Give today to be part of the Blue & Gold Society.

Circles of Philanthropy

By virtue of their generosity, donors within our Blue & Gold community are affiliated with one of five circles of giving based on their cumulative gifts to the college in a single year. The sixth circle recognizes donors who make an estate gift to the college.

Circles of Giving

Scholar's Circle Dean's Circle Provost's Circle
$1,000-$1,999 $2,000-$4,999 $5,000-$19,999
President's Circle Trustees' Circle Founder's Circle
$20,000-$49,999 $50,000+

Qualifying planned gifts

Graduates within the past five years are recognized for gifts of $250 or more, and graduates within the past six to ten years are recognized for gifts of $500 or more. Current students are recognized for gifts of $125 or more.

Thank you for your support that will extend beyond my time at IC. The financial decisions around college affected my choice greatly, and it is thanks to you that I am a student at Ithaca College.

Savannah Dames ’22

Questions? Please contact us.

Erik Braun
Associate Director, Blue & Gold Society