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Young Associates

The Next Generation of Maroon Alumni Leaders

Young Associates is a group of Roanoke’s most recent graduates who understand the importance of investing in Roanoke College. The Young Associates program offers Roanoke grads from the past decade membership into the Associates Society through a more accessible tiered giving structure.

How Your Gift Helps

For over 50 years, the College’s most generous alumni, parents and friends have made a lasting impact through their generosity and partnership with the Associates Society. The commitment and generosity of Associates Society members has positioned the College for great success and continues to make a significant impact in the lives of our students.

Collectively, Associates Society members provide scholarship funds, faculty and departmental support, athletic funding, and essential operating funds that enable the College to offer a high-quality experience for all students.

Benefits of the Associates Society

Young Associates receive all benefits of the full Associates Society:

  • Roanoke College Associates lapel pin for all new members
  • Invitation to President's Evening, a formal annual recognition event for leadership donors
  • Exclusive quarterly updates, stories, or lock-screen from campus
  • Access to Associates-only newsletter
  • Reserved seating at Roanoke College public lectures and other events
  • Invitation to receptions prior to Roanoke College special lectures and other events
  • Discount at Roanoke College store, on campus or online (10%)
  • Special Associates Society Event during Alumni Weekend

How to Join the Young Associates Society

Alumni between the classes of 2015 and 2024 can become members of the Young Associates program in one of two ways:

  • Alumni 0-4 years out (Classes 2020-2024) requires an annual donation of $250
  • Alumni 5-9 years out (Classes 2015-2019) requires an annual donation of $500

Please note Roanoke's fiscal year runs July 1 - June 30.

Want to join Young Associates but feeling overwhelmed?

Sign up for Maroons Monthly! You can set your amount and pay in monthly or quarterly installments with automatic deductions from your credit card or bank account. If you have any gift related questions, please contact Erin Reid at or 540-375-2234

Month Recurring Gift Begins

Monthly Gift Required to Reach $250 Young Associates (2020-2024) Monthly Gift Required to Reach $500 Young Associates (2015-2019)
July $20.84 $41.67
August $22.74 $45.46
September $25.00 $50.00
October $27.78 $55.56
November $31.25 $62.50
December $35.72 $71.44
January $41.67 $83.34
February $50.00 $100.00
March $62.50 $125.00
April $83.34 $166.67
May $125.00 $250.00
June $250.00 $500.00

Sign Up Now!

For more information about Young Associates, contact Suzanne Hiner at
540-375-2088 or

"We consider Roanoke college to be some of our best memories of our lives and credit it with providing us with not only the chance to meet each other, but a group of friends we still consider to be family. Roanoke College provides so many outlets of opportunity for students that are willing to take it. We choose to support Roanoke to keep the opportunities available."

Samantha Garst Cook '15 and Sam Cook '13

"Roanoke College gave me a chance to make myself into the person I am today, and prepared me to succeed in graduate school and my career! Giving back allows the next students to have some of the same opportunities I had, and allows me to support one of the places I most love!"

Ben Cowgill, '17