Appreciation & Recognition

It is both fitting and proper to thank and recognize donors for their commitment. The following will be used in as many ways as possible to demonstrate our appreciation. We believe we can never say thank you too much. *The expressed wishes of donors to remain anonymous will be honored.

To view all annual giving supporters listed in Opportunities - The President's Report 2023 click the link below.

Opportunities - The President's Report

President's Society

The President's Society honors donors who have reached very impactful levels of cumulative giving to Columbia State. These donors have given in a variety of ways - all have made a difference to the college. This recognition goes on in perpetuity, as donor's cumulative giving will always exist.

  • Crystal Society - $1,000,000+
  • Gold Society - $500,000+
  • Silver Society - $100,000+
  • Bronze Society - $50,000+
  • Medallion Society - $10,000+

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society honors named endowments that provide scholarships, programs and other support.

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society recognizes those with documented planned gifts on record with the Columbia State Community College Foundation. Documentation is important to have your wishes clarified.

'66 Circle

The '66 Circle honors 1966, the year that Columbia State held its first classes. These donors are people who have displayed a great deal of loyalty by reaching six years or more of consecutive giving.

Annual Giving Campaign

Annual Giving is a vital source of institution momentum for Columbia State and a primary way for all alumni, parents and friends to help sustain the college. Annual giving is recognized as giving during the college's fiscal years (July 1 to the following June 30).

View all annual giving supporters as listed in Opportunities - The President's Report 2023.


I support Columbia State because...

Con Vrailas

“…of the opportunities it gives those who would not otherwise have an affordable education that both young students and adults seeking to improve their lives can attain. Columbia State also provides local athletic and cultural events to enrich the community. The Pryor Art Gallery and Cherry Theater are beautiful venues not found in most small towns. Columbia State is close to my heart because a two-year college was a very important step in my life. I have seen that same impact here. The College supplies the region with well-prepared employees for in-demand jobs. Students who choose to go on to four-year colleges are equally prepared. The future Center for Health Sciences and Industrial Technologies building on the Columbia campus will even further the College’s importance.” 

Con Vrailas, retired businessman, first became involved in Columbia State when his daughter was a student at the College. He has served on the Foundation Board for many years, and has brought his business experience to the Investment and Finance Committee for the entirety of his terms.


Foundation Office
Columbia Campus, Pryor 113
1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401