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The John Priest Greene Society honors the legacy of William Jewell’s longest-serving president. Dr. Greene’s devotion to the College for 30 years as president and 20 years as a Trustee has had a paramount influence on Jewell’s emergence as a national liberal arts college.

We are grateful to the 205 families who were members of the John Priest Greene Society in 2013-14. 
Click here to view our membership roster.

As we prepare to enter the seventh year of the John Priest Greene Society, we are focusing on growth. Because this strong foundation of support is vital to student success, we have created a John Priest Greene Society membership challenge. Inaugural member, David Powell ’80, along with the generosity of his employer, BHP Billiton Petroleum, has provided a $45,000 challenge gift. This gift, will offer a $1,000 match for every new member gift through June 30 to extend the impact of student support. Upon successful completion, John Priest Greene Society membership will grow to a record setting 250 members.

How Members honor Dr. Greene’s legacy
Joining the John Priest Greene Society means being part of a nationwide network of alumni, parents and friends who are active advocates for William Jewell. Each year we ask Society members to honor a commitment as a sustaining supporter by giving a $1,000 minimum leadership gift to the Jewell Fund. These annual gifts build strength for the Jewell Fund and strength for Jewell, making members an important part of our pursuit of excellence. In 2014, the Board of Trustees' Development Committee proudly introduced the John Priest Greene Society President's Circle, recognizing those donors committed to an annual gift of $10,000 or more.

Membership Benefits
Supporters who make the long-term commitment to Jewell by joining the John Priest Greene Society will be invited to an annual President’s Reception and will receive special invitations to gatherings held in conjunction with prominent College events. In addition, the College will recognize you in the annual President’s Report and will send a quarterly newsletter to keep you updated on Jewell news, as well as provide an annual report focused on the achievements of our students. When you make a first-time leadership gift of $1,000 or more, a personalized brick will be placed on the Quad in your honor.

Giving Levels
Bronze $1,000 - $1,999
Silver $2,000 - $4,999
Gold $5,000 - $9,999
Platinum $10,000 - $24,999*
Jewell Red $25,000 and up*

*John Priest Greene Society President's Circle members support the Jewell Fund with a minimum $10,000 annual gift.

Supporting the Jewell Fund
Gifts to the Jewell Fund support vital aspects of a William Jewell College education. Jewell Fund gifts are unrestricted and applied to the areas of greatest need. Examples of how a strong Jewell Fund can positively impact the Jewell experience include:

  • Enhancing scholarship support
  • Improving campus technology
  • Expanding academic curriculum resources
  • Maintaining campus aesthetics

We are grateful for our newest members. Thank you for joining this distinguished group of leadership donors.

Julie (Haverly) Anderson ’00

Dr. David Burhans and Ellen Burhans

Shane Fleshman and
Kristi Soligo Fleshman ’91

John Hilton '68 and Linda (Huston) Hilton ’72

Brian McBroom ’13 and
Dr. Leesa McBroom

Lisa O’Brien ’90

Jim Phillips ’71 and Lois Phillips

Brad Sprong ’86 and Gisele (Hillenbrand) Sprong ’87

Larry Zahnd ’55 and Carole Zahnd

For more information about the John Priest Greene Society,
please contact Tanna Campbell at (816) 415-7553 or