In a show of support for the professional education advanced by The American College, donors are saluting the efforts of the faculty and staff with a banner year in charitable donations. As of Wednesday, the college said it achieved 841 President's Circle members, up from 267 last year, and expects to exceed 1,000 members. To become a member of the President's Circle, donors must contribute a minimum of $1,500.

Now in its 80th year, the non-profit, accredited college that provides training and development for financial services companies has already topped its original goal of achieving 800 President's Circle members by year-end. The fundraising aims to add new technologies and bolster curriculum at the Bryn Mawr, Pa.-based school.

"This outpouring of support from our alumni is a special vote of confidence for the quality education advanced by The College and our plans for the future," said Larry Barton, president and chief executive officer of The American College.

The College will host a special banquet for President's Circle members at the Kennedy Space Center on November 15.