Associates Society

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.


Empty tables for an associates society eventAssociate 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.  Members enjoy special reserved seating at a variety of College events, receptions with endowed lecture series speakers, and are honored at a formal recognition event held every October in conjunction with the fall Board of Trustees meeting.

Gifts accepted for Associate membership include cash, securities, bequests, gifts-in-kind, insurance, deferred gifts, or other property.


Associate - Annual gift of $1,000 - $2,499

Collegiate Associate - Annual gift of $2,500 - $4,999

Heritage Associate - Annual gift of $5,000 - $9,999

Founders Associate - Annual gift of $10,000 - $24,999

Column Associate - Annual gift of $25,000 and more


Young Associate - Annual gift of $100 - $1,000
*For graduates of the last decade.  Gift threshold rieses in $100 increments by number of years since graduation.