With state funding for higher education declining, and with the costs associated with top quality veterinary medical education always on the rise, Auburn University and its College of Veterinary Medicine must call on its alumni and friends for financial support.
One of the ways graduates of the College have elected to help us is through membership in the Centennial Club. This effort began in 1992 – during the centennial year of veterinary medicine at Auburn. Since that time, well over 230 graduates have pledged their support through the Centennial Club.
Funds provided by Centennial Club members enable the College to meet needs not otherwise covered by the state, such as refurbishing clinical and public facilities; purchasing equipment that directly relates to the teaching and clinical programs; and in general enhancing the environment in which our faculty and students perform.
Centennial Club membership is $1,000 per year for at least a five-year period. All contributions to the Centennial Club through the Auburn University Foundation are fully tax deductible, and every dime goes to the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Members are provided with an attractive lapel pin and a certificate suitable for framing and displaying in your home, office or clinic. Members also have their names placed on a permanent plaque that is displayed in the lobby of Greene Hall at the College.
Each year during the Annual Conference, Centennial Club members and their spouse or guest are invited to a banquet.
Many Auburn veterinary graduates have expressed that they would not have been able to enjoy the success they have achieved in their careers without Auburn. Membership in the Centennial Club provides a way for many to “give back” to their College.