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Partners in Gold Program

Since 1967, this event has generated millions for undergraduate scholarships and campus projects. This is a unique opportunity for you to support and celebrate the continuing excellence of Santa Clara University.


The Board of Fellows has raised millions of dollars for critical campus priorities, including funding for faculty, capital projects and scholarships. The most significant, the Golden Circle Endowed Scholarship Fund established in 1997, continues to provide assistance for talented students who are among the 79% of University undergraduates who depend on financial aid. Event proceeds and our corporate sponsors continue to play a vital role in adding over $1M each year to the Golden Circle Scholarship Fund, providing assistance for undergraduates of various backgrounds and majors.

Plans are underway for the 53rd Annual Golden Circle Theatre Party, and we are actively pursuing the support of sponsors at all levels. We invite you to join our Partners in Gold sponsors for the next annual celebration. Your participation as a sponsor will enroll you as a member of the President's Club.


Your generosity will be acknowledged before a group of influential Silicon Valley business, civic and social leaders. Your partnership will help provide a Santa Clara education to another generation of talented men and women who graduate with a level of competence, conscience and compassion that enables them to become leaders within their workplaces and communities. You will be invited to University events and you will become a member of the President's Club.

Partnership Levels

  • Unique opportunity to be named: Entertainment Sponsor, Dinner Sponsor, Reception Sponsor or Party Sponsor
  • The Board of Fellows leadership will personally meet with you to discuss how we would like to recognize the Golden Circle Sponsors
  • The Golden Circle Sponsorship will be designated to the Endowment at the donor's direction
  • All Accolti Partner level benefits
  • Establish an Endowed Partners in Gold fund, payable over five years
  • Enjoy the same benefits as a traditional sponsor while experiencing the rewards of naming and designating your scholarship fund
  • Opportunity to meet your scholarship recipient
  • Onstage recognition by University President
  • All Accolti Partner level benefits
  • Featured/special recognition during onstage presentation by University President
  • All Montgomery Partner level benefits
  • Onstage recognition by University President
  • All St. Clare Partner level benefits
  • Recognized on pre-performance slideshow as Partner in Gold
  • Acknowledgement in the performance program
  • Meet & greet with the featured Golden Circle performer*
  • Preferred performance seats
  • Guaranteed dining room of your choice
  • Invitation to the President's Golden Circle Brunch

*In compliance with entertainer contract.