Giving Circles


Giving to Cornish, at any level, reflects a personal commitment to what we do and the mission that drives us. To create a greater sense of connection with, and between, our generous supporters, we have developed the following giving circles that represent different groups and initiatives that keep the College moving forward.

The President’s Circle

The President’s Circle is a recognition group for donors who have donated $5,000 or more to the Annual Fund during the fiscal year. President’s Circle donors are essential to the health of the Annual Fund and are a significant source of support for student financial aid.

The Nellie Cornish Legacy Society

Friends of the College who include Cornish in their estate planning become part of this very special group of donors. Members of The Nellie Cornish Legacy Society ensure the long-term growth and stability of Cornish and honor the spirit of Cornish’s founder, Nellie Centennial Cornish. There are many different ways to establish a planned gift. Cornish can work with you and your financial advisors to create a planned gift that meets your personal and charitable giving goals.

To join one of these giving circles, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 206.726.5064.