President’s Circle partners are alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends who are committed to helping the university and our students. They demonstrate this through their generous support each year. Designating gifts to a variety of funds across campus or specifically to the Biola Fund, PC partners are helping Biola provide a world-class biblically centered education for our students. We endeavor to keep these partners connected with the University through quarterly communication and updates, prayer requests from the President’s Office and invitations to signature events on campus.
In 1980, Joel Camp enrolled at Biola College. On Parents' Day his dad and mom, Harold and Doris Camp, were introduced to Biola’s then-president, Richard Chase. Dr. Chase confided that his burden to meet the financial needs of Biola students was sometimes overwhelming.
This conversation motivated the Camps to start the President’s Circle—seven Biola families who committed to donate $1,000 per year to the Biola Fund. Members also met with President Chase to regularly pray for the Biola community.
Today, the President’s Circle has grown to over 1,500 faithful partners who are committed to generously supporting Biola’s mission on an annual basis and are faithful in praying for President Corey.
“At Biola University we aspire to offer a world-class, biblically centered education that prepares students to be spiritually mature, intellectually vibrant Christians who are effective and influential in their careers. We want this not for some of our students, but for all of them. The faithful investment of President's Circle members helps make this vision a reality."
Barry H. Corey, President
New partner welcome packet with appreciation gift, and yearly renewal gift
Complimentary lunch for two in Biola's cafeteria
Coffee gift card for President's Circle parent partners
Quarterly e-newsletters with campus updates, access to podcasts, and YouTube videos and bi-annual video messages from President Corey
Special President’s Circle events such as plays, concerts and sporting events, and invitations to the Biola Christmas Gala and Spring Appreciation Dinner
Access to President’s Circle gear for men and women including shirts, sweaters, jackets, caps, bags and totes available for purchase online.