‘I AM Hostos’ Giving Society



At Hostos we value your generosity and interest in providing the means for our students to receive the most invaluable resource we can provide: education and the proper tools and skills to excel in today’s workforce.  By doing so, we not only improve the potential of our students, but bring about the betterment of our community. Whether you are a lifetime donor or wish to contribute on a smaller scale, know that you are making a difference in the lives of our young men and women at Hostos.  By joining one of our giving societies, you pledge toward student scholarships, student life activities or a program of your interest. 

Below please find more information about our annual giving societies.

Caiman’s Circle ($1,200- $4,999)

The Caiman, Hostos’ mascot, is known for his small body and big bite.  The College’s mascot represents the huge voice and spirit of Hostos students, alumni, faculty and staff.  We invite you be part of the spirit of our college by pledging $1,200 to $4,999 and joining the Caiman’s Circle. 
 
Donors at this level:
  • receive special invitations to Hostos events
  • are listed on the website
  • are included in our annual President’s Report
President’s Circle ($5,000- $9,999)

We preserve the legacy of this institution by honoring the visionary presidents who have served Hostos.  The past Presidents paved the way for our modern-day institution for higher education, by establishing the college and expanding the campus and its diverse programs. Our President’s Circle members lead the way in funding initiatives to further the President’s mission toward the advancement of the College.  
 
Donors at this level:
  • are invited to a special donor reception with the President and the Chairman of the Board
  • receive special invitations to Hostos events
  • are listed on the website
  • are included in our annual President’s Report
Alumni Philanthropist Circle: Recent Hostos Graduates: 2006-2014

Recent Hostos undergraduates can join the President’s Circle at alternate giving levels: $250-$1,000. Alumni Philanthropist Circle donors:
  • receive the full benefits of a President’s Circle Donor
  • are invited to an Alumni reception with the President
Chairman’s Circle ($10,000- $24,999)

Hostos’ Chairman’s Circle honors the many leaders of the College, those who have pledged their time, resources and know-how toward the advancement of our community.  Without the chairmen, Hostos would not have the programs, technology and student activities it does today.  The Chairman’s Circle recognizes those members who pledge $10,000 to $24,999 annually or cumulatively over several years. 

Donors at this level:
  • are included on our permanent donor wall
  • are invited to a special donor reception with the President and the Chairman of our Foundation Board
  • receive special invitations to Hostos events
  • are listed on the website
  • are included in our annual President’s Report
Circle of Eugenio María de Hostos ($25,000 or more)

Celebrating those who give $25,000 or more, the Circle of Eugenio María de Hostos honors its members for their profound impact on the College.  Eugenio María de Hostos, for whom the College was named, was a champion in the field of education, having distinguished himself through academic publications and through his leadership.  Originally from Puerto Rico, Hostos was a leader in education in both Chile and the Dominican Republic and worked toward the independence of Puerto Rico. 
 
Consistent annual giving is the breath of our college.  Thanks to our generous benefactors we can provide services and education to our students and continue the Hostos legacy.  The most meaningful reward is the knowledge that your gift is strengthening Hostos’ vision. 

Donors at this level:
  • are invited as non-voting members to meetings of the Hostos Community College Foundation Board of Directors
  • are invited to a special donor reception with the President and the Chairman of the Board
  • are invited to select college lectures
  • are included on our permanent donor wall
  • receive special invitations to Hostos events
  • are listed on the website
  • are included in our annual President’s Report
 
For all gifts: If your cumulative pledge to Hostos over several years is within a particular gift range, you will be acknowledged at that level while fulfilling the pledge.

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