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Alumni Leadership Council

The Eckerd College Alumni Leadership Council is a group of committed residential alumni with demonstrated affinity and connections who wish to serve the College in the capacity of informed advocates. The purpose of the Alumni Leadership Council is: 1) to represent and give voice to Eckerd College in businesses, communities and organizations across the country; 2) to serve as volunteer leaders in building the Eckerd alumni community across regions, class years, and affinities.

Alumni Leadership Council member list

Eckerd College Friends of the Arts

Eckerd College Friends of the Arts is a donor-supported organization that informs and energizes audiences for the arts at the College; strengthens the bonds between the College, the Tampa Bay community and Eckerd alumni around the globe; ignites passion in developing artists; and supports the College's efforts to provide superior opportunities for students to grow and learn in an environment of uncompromised artistic integrity and academic freedom.

Read more about the Eckerd College Friends of the Arts

Florida Partners in Scholarship

Established in 2013, the Florida Partners in Scholarship program helps provide Floridians access to a personal, life-changing education at Eckerd College—the only national private liberal arts college in Florida—through scholarships funded by corporations and other organizations that seek to employ highly educated graduates, thus growing Florida’s network of top professionals. Download the brochure (pdf).

Read our Florida Partners in Scholarship brochure

Kadel Society

The Kadel Society recognizes those who have made arrangements to include Eckerd College in their estate plans. Eckerd’s gift officers can work with you and your financial planner, attorney or other advisor to determine how best to structure your gift to take greatest advantage of tax breaks and estate planning guidelines, and ultimately realize your goals for supporting Eckerd College.

Read more about the Kadel Society

National Advisory Council

Established in 2010, the Eckerd College National Advisory Council is a group of committed Eckerd alumni, parents and friends with demonstrated professional success who serve the College in the capacity of advocates and advisors.

The purpose of the National Advisory Council is twofold: 1) to represent and give voice to Eckerd College in businesses, communities and organizations across the country; and 2) to identify emerging issues of concern or areas for potential growth at the College.

National Advisory Council member list

Parent Council

The Eckerd College Parent Council is a group of committed volunteers who support the College by attending local and regional events, helping with Admission efforts, strengthening communication between parents and the College, and supporting the Parent Fund.

President's Collegium

The President’s Collegium giving society was created to honor the College’s most generous benefactors. President’s Collegium members provide the financial foundation on which the College builds its outstanding educational programs, and they ensure that future generations of students will have the opportunity to pursue excellence at Eckerd. President’s Collegium members include those who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the College. The Contemporary President’s Collegium level includes alumni of the past ten years who give at least $500 during the fiscal year.

Science Fellows

Eckerd College recognizes the generosity of these leadership donors who contributed $5,000 or more to help realize the vision of the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences, thus making a significant impact on the College’s future and tomorrow’s science leaders.

Science Fellows member list

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To make a credit card gift or let us know a check is coming, call us at 727-864-8222.

Op Ed Article from President Eastman

College numbers game cheapens role of education
Tampa Bay Times
October 27, 2015

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