The University of Georgia is fortunate to be supported by many loyal donors whose gifts make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students, faculty and staff and in the communities they serve. Giving societies were formed as one way that we can show our sincerest appreciation to donors who commit to UGA and help our university improve lives everywhere.
[In 2001, UGA established three giving societies to recognize donors whose cumulative generosity has made a significant impact on our university: the Crystal Arch Society, the Abraham Baldwin Society, and the 1785 Society. These societies recognize donors whose gifts have reached more than $10 million, $5 million, and $1 million, respectively.
As part of the university’s recognition of their considerable giving, members of these societies receive a welcome packet with a presidential letter, an invitation to the annual Presidents Club Reception, a listing on the historic donor wall in the Presidents Garden at Old College on North Campus, and additional stewardship from the schools and colleges that the donor supports.
Recognition is calculated by university-wide lifetime giving and includes gifts made to Athletic Ticket Priority funds. Open pledge balances and documented planned gifts do not qualify donors for Cumulative Giving Society membership. Planned gifts qualify upon realization.]
[Established in 1973, the Presidents Club is comprised of alumni and friends whose annual support totals $1,500 or more each fiscal year. Their collective generosity makes an immediate impact and serves as an endorsement of UGA and our commitment to inspire future leaders, advance global research, and improve lives everywhere.
As part of the university’s recognition of their giving, Presidents Club members receive a Presidents Club pin and decal, a bi-annual digital newsletter detailing the impact of the Presidents Club’s generosity, and an invitation to the Presidents Club Reception.
Recognition is calculated by university-wide annual giving during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) and does not include gifts made to Athletic Ticket Priority funds. Open pledge balances and documented planned gifts do not qualify donors for Presidents Club membership.]
[The Heritage Society was established by the UGA Foundation Board of Trustees in 1995 to recognize the generosity of alumni and friends who have documented a deferred gift to benefit the University of Georgia, University of Georgia Foundation, or one of its affiliated organizations.
The trustees felt that additional recognition was appropriate, not just to offer thanks to these donors, but to provide historical context to the magnitude of their generosity. Further, Heritage Society membership demonstrates for alumni and friends who may be considering a deferred commitment that this is a superb avenue through which to support the university, its students and faculty in perpetuity.]
[The 1961 Club, named for the year of desegregation at the University of Georgia, is a special group of donors who share a passion for ensuring undergraduate student success.
Members of The 1961 Club support the Black Alumni Scholarship Fund with a gift of $19.61, $196.10, or $1,961. By working to eliminate financial obstacles, The 1961 Club removes barriers to education and keeps the doors open for students to attain a quality education.
All members of The 1961 Club receive a decal and the Black Alumni newsletter. Members giving $196.10 or more in a fiscal year receive an additional lapel pin, and members giving $1,961 or more in a fiscal year enjoy benefits of Presidents Club.]