The 1911 Society honors annual giving with the following gift societies:

  • Centennial Circle ($100,000 or more)
    This gift society was formed in 2005 to honor the College's annual leadership supporters and the momentum they provide as the College approached its Centennial in 2011.
  • Morton Plant Circle ($50,000 to $99,999)
    Morton Plant was the first chair of the Board of Trustees and the College's first major benefactor. He started the endowment with a gift of $1 million and provided gifts for several College buildings, including Plant, Blackstone and Branford houses.
  • President's Circle ($25,000 to $49,999)
    This gift society honors the College's presidents. The leadership of each has shaped the College and moved it forward.
  • Harkness Circle ($10,000 to $24,999)
    Mary Stillman Harkness was one of the College's most devoted supporters in the 1930s and '40s, when it was transformed into a national institution. Harkness House and Harkness Chapel are legacies of her philanthropy.
  • The Laurels ($2,500 to $9,999)
    The laurel leaf, a symbol of academic achievement, is a fitting tribute to Connecticut College alumni, parents and friends.

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