A member of The Claremont Colleges, Claremont Graduate University was founded in 1925. CGU's focus remains consistent with the original ideals of founder, James A. Blaisdell, by providing quality graduate education in an intimate, student centered learning environment.
Although Blaisdell's idea of The Claremont Colleges arose from a singular vision, its evolution has been an expression of the hopes, ambitions and dreams of many gifted and capable women and men who have chosen to invest their philanthropic commitment to support the cause of higher education. Members of the James A. Blaisdell Society join a historical group who enthusiastically reaffirm the mission of CGU. Through their planned gifts of bequests, annuities, charitable trusts or insurance policies, these individuals help secure the future of Claremont Graduate University.
Members of the Blaisdell Society enjoy the benefit of association with a select group of benefactors who gather periodically on campus to renew and share in the vision of higher education at CGU. The University recognizes these special individuals for their philanthropy and celebrate their generosity.