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Guide to the President's Club records
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These records document the establishment of a President's Club to recognize University of San Diego's most generous benefactors. The bulk of these records consist of planning materials for the President's Club Dinner, the annual appreciation event for President's Club members.
The President's Club was founded in 1973 as a way to increase the donor base for the University of San Diego. The President's Club honored those individuals who contributed at least $1,000 annually to support the University of San Diego. With their contribution, President's Club members gained recognition in University publications, particularly the Honor Roll of Donors, and were invited to attend the annual President's Club Dinner. The Charter Dinner for the President's Club, hosted by Helen and James Copley, took place on August 23, 1973 in the Copley Library. The Dinner continued to be held in the Mother Hill Reading Room in Copley Library for many years. Speeches, performances, and recognition of key USD supporters accompanied the event.
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