President’s Circle

The President's Circle is College of Marin's (COM) annual giving leadership society. With a gift of $1,000 or more, you will make a powerful statement about the value of community college education. Membership in the President's Circle sends a positive message to the community and inspires others to follow the lead of its members.

Perhaps you recently hired one of our graduates to work in your business, taken a community education class, or you are one of our many alumni and friends that have enjoyed attending COM performances or athletic events.  Regardless of your affiliation with COM, you are invited to become a member of the President's Circle.

This giving society affords its donors the flexibility to direct gifts to the College of Marin department, program or student scholarship of their choice. Donors to the President's Circle share a deep appreciation for the role that the college and its graduates have played in shaping the community and the region. These alumni, friends, and business and community leaders provide crucial support to the college.

President's Circle members are given special recognition on the College's website and the annual Honor Roll of Donors. Members are also invited to special College events that showcase the impact of their annual gifts.

Joining the President's Circle

Members receive invitations to College events, gain opportunities to engage with College of Marin leaders, and are recognized in annual donor impact reports and other print and electronic materials. Your affiliation with the President's Circle is accomplished through a tax-deductible annual gift.  Individual and corporate memberships are available.

Matching Gifts

You can become a President's Circle member through your employer's matching gift program.  If your employer has a matching gift program, your $500 gift to the fund could be matched 1:1 by your employer.  Request a matching gift form from your employer and complete, sign and send it to:

Advancement Office, College of Marin
835 College Avenue  Kentfield, CA 94904


Charitable IRA Rollover Gift

Another way to become a President's Circle member is by making an annual tax-favored charitable gift from a traditional or Roth IRA account. A gift of up to $100,000 can be transferred directly to College of Marin free from federal income tax.  The charitable distribution can be a significant benefit for those who are required each year to take minimum required distributions.  For more information on this type of gift please see our Forms/Resources page.


President's Circle Benefits (Silver Circle and above)

  • Special College of Marin logo pin
  • Listed in the annual Honor Roll of Donors
  • Receipt of College of Marin updates and enewsletter
  • Invitation to college events
  • Opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with college leadership
  • Interaction with others who share an enthusiasm for the College of Marin
  • Ability to observe your generosity at work

Membership Levels

Diamond Circle: $10,000 or more
Platinum Circle: $5,000  or more
Gold Circle: $2,500 or more
Silver Circle: $1,000 or more
Friend: Gifts under $1,000



For More Information

To discuss in detail how to join the President's Circle Giving Society, please contact Keith Rosenthal, Director of Advancement, (415) 485-9528 or for a confidential appointment.