PresiDent's SocietY

a message from:

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Dr. Chris E. Domes


Joining the President's Society demonstrates your dedication and commitment to the mission of the College and the work we are doing to enter our next chapter -- that of becoming America's first Catholic higher education institution to adopt a Work College Model.

Your leadership will help shape the future for Silver Lake College as we provide students with a unique and exceptional learning experience. Please join us with your new or renewed gift of $1,000 or more.

Thank you for your support! 


Dr. Chris. E. Domes

The importance of Leadership giving

The President's Society recognizes the dedication demonstrated by a special group of leaders. Each year, alumni, parents, and friends join this exclusive society. These leaders share their commitment to seeing Silver Lake College prosper as a liberal arts institution with a strong mission and vision.

Your leadership will help shape a future for Silver Lake College as it differentiates itself from other colleges by adopting a Work College model and pursuing goals that will strengthen our foundation for the future.

All gifts to Silver Lake College through the President's Society are greatly appreciated and make a tremendous impact. Annual leadship gifts of $1,000 or more enhance the experience for current and future students, and the College's ability to advance its distinctive mission.

The mission of the President's Society is to cultivate a culture of philanthropic leadership by:

  • Establishing lifelong relationships with our benefactors, alumni, friends, parents, sponsors, staff and students.
  • Encouraging active involvement in Silver Lake College programs.
  • Soliciting significant financial support to aid in the realization of current and emerging priorities.  

Building a proud tradition

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family traces its educational foundations all the way back to 1885, when the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity established the College’s forerunner institution in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Its purpose was to prepare young women who entered the Religious Community to become teachers. In 1935, Mother Generose Cahill established Holy Family College, which eventually opened its doors to lay women and men.

Today, the College serves students representing all faiths but remains true to its Franciscan values of Community, Compassion, Peacemaking, and Reverence for Creation.

A special group of friends

The President’s Society recognizes individuals who support Silver Lake College with cumulative annual giving of at least $1,000. President’s Society members are provided special opportunities to interact with students, alumni, and the College’s executive team.

In honor of their generous support, members enjoy these exclusive member opportunities:



Levels of leadership 

Trustees' Council  $50,000 or more
Partner Council $25,000 to $49,999
Patron Council $10,000 to $24,999
Associate Council $5,000 to $9,999
Member Council $1,000 to $4,999