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The President's Club mission is to transform public higher education through support of the ASU president.

About Us

Attaining excellence at ASU requires the support of forward-thinking individuals who recognize the importance of education for the future prosperity of our communities.

The President’s Club is a critical assembly of such advocates—a group of community members who are passionately committed to transforming public higher education through their support of ASU. They are engaged citizens, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and community leaders who understand the importance of financial agility and of allowing the leadership of ASU to capitalize on emerging opportunities. President’s Club members provide resources—intellectual and financial—to ASU and its leaders to boldly advance the university for the benefit of the people of Arizona.

With a rich tradition of more than thirty years of support for ASU, President’s Club members are among the first to know of pivotal news and strategic decisions affecting ASU and to be apprised of current initiatives and priorities through periodic communications, showcase events, and exclusive university occasions and activities.

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ASU President's Club, please contact:

ASU Lexi KillorenLexi Killoren
Senior Director of Engagement Programs

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Our Impact

Traditional resources available within a state university system do not allow it to operate with the flexibility and dexterity today’s competitive economy requires.

The President’s Club looks beyond tradition to entrepreneurship and innovation, leveraging philanthropic investment to advance ASU’s mission. This private support and advocacy is an important vote of confidence in the leadership of ASU and the service of the university to our community.

Your investment in ASU through the President’s Club:


Amy and Derrick HallAmy and Derrick Hall, Co-Chairs

Derrick ’91, is the president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Both Derrick and Amy ’91, are active community volunteers. Derrick is a member of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame. He received the Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2003 and the Alumni Achievement Award in 2016, becoming the only alumnus to have received both honors. Amy and Derrick are cancer survivors, and together launched the Pro-State Foundation, an organization devoted to helping those with cancer and their families understand their challenges. They are the proud parents of three children.

Sharon and Ollie HarperSharon and Ollie Harper, Co-Chairs

Sharon is president and CEO of Plaza Companies. She is the immediate past chairman of Greater Phoenix Leadership and a trustee of ASU and the McCain Institute for International Leadership. Ollie is a physician with a practice in family medicine and geriatrics and one of the founders of the Arizona Medical Clinic, now Banner Health Clinic. A volunteer at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul medical clinic and Mission of Mercy Medical Clinic, Ollie is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a member of the Creighton University School of Medicine oversight committee.

Jacquie and Bennett DorranceJacquie and Bennett Dorrance, Honorary Co-Chair

Bennett began his career in real estate, founding the Village Health Clubs & Spas, and co-founding DMB, a real estate development firm. He has served on many boards, including the Campbell Soup Company, Insight Enterprises, TGen Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Phoenix Country Day School, and Desert Botanical Garden. Jacquie has served on the boards of Arizona Science Center, Ronald McDonald House, Phoenix Art Museum, Ballet Arizona, and the Center for Rare Childhood Disorders. They founded the Dorrance Scholarship Program, which enables first-generation Arizona students to attend Arizona’s three public universities or the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

Member Opportunities

For many President’s Club members, the greatest benefit of their support is the transformational impact they have in advancing ASU and our community. President’s Club members also enjoy a variety of other privileges as a result of their annual contribution. These opportunities include:

  • Being part of a network of community leaders who are committed to ASU
  • Attending exclusive university events and activities
  • Learning about current ASU initiatives and priorities
  • Invitation to exclusive President's Club events
  • Priority news from the President's Club and ASU president
  • Invitation to President's tailgates for all home football games
  • Opportunity for personalized campus tours

2017–2018 Signature Programs

Oct. 25
Season Kickoff

Dec. 11
Holiday Dinner

February or March 2018
New and Prospective Member Luncheon

April 2018
Spring Celebration

Other opportunities

Monthly ASU Leaders Lunches