The University of Arkansas recognizes donors of all levels through numerous giving societies.

Explore below how you can become a member.

Chancellor’s Society

An event for Chancellor's Society members is held each fall.

Information

  • Managed by the Office of Annual Giving
  • Annual recognition for giving during a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).  Gifts may be designated to the Chancellor’s Society Fund or to any area of campus.

Qualifications

  • $2,000
  • $1,000 (6-10 years since graduation)
  • $500 (students & 1-5 years since graduation)

Courtesies

  • Welcome letter hand-signed by the chancellor with electronic signatures from the volunteer Chancellor’s Society chair(s).
  • Annual reception hosted by the chancellor, which is held each fall for members from the previous fiscal year.
  • Custom-designed holiday ornament of a campus building or landmark sent each November to members from the previous fiscal year.  

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Thoroughreds

Information

  • Managed by the Office of Annual Giving
  • Annual recognition of the university’s most loyal benefactors with emphasis on celebrating special milestones.  Stewardship pieces are increasingly personalized for long-time consecutive givers.

Qualifications

  • Three or more years of consecutive giving

Courtesies

New Qualifier Courtesies

  • Welcome packet with a Thoroughreds window sticker sent annually in the fall after a fiscal year ends. 

Milestone Courtesies

  • New milestone packet sent to Thoroughreds who have reached a new milestone (5, 10, 15, and 20 years of consecutive giving) containing a congratulations card and window sticker with their new level.
  • Special packet sent to Thoroughreds who have reached their 25-year milestone with a congratulatory letter, new window sticker and a 25+ Thoroughreds lapel pin. 
  • Thoroughreds who have reached the 30-year milestone will receive a card along with a handwritten thank you note from a student.

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heritage society

 Aerial view of the University of Arkansas

Facts

  • Managed by the Office of Planned Giving
  • Recognition society to honor planned giving donors for their support of the university’s mission.

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Qualifications

  • Providing for the University of Arkansas through estate planning
  • Designating the university as a beneficiary of a retirement account, life insurance policy or financial account
  • Creating a planned gift, such as a charitable trust or gift annuity

Courtesies

  • Name(s) on a wall plaque in University House
  • A certificate of membership

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Women’s Giving Circle

 Women's Giving Circle group shot

Information

  • Managed by University Initiatives
  • Annual recognition for giving during a specified year. Gifts are designated specifically to the Women’s Giving Circle fund. Donations accrued in the pooled fund are awarded as grants on the University of Arkansas campus.

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Qualifications

  • Alumnae, 1-5 years post graduation: $250/year
  • Alumnae, 6-9 years post graduation: $500/year
  • Alumnae, 10+ years post graduation: $1,000/year
  • Friends: $1,000/year
  • U of A faculty, staff and spouses: $500/year
  • Lifetime membership: $10,000 pledge ($2,000/year)
Alumnae status will be determined from the date of the first degree earned from the University of Arkansas

Courtesies

  • Quarterly e-newsletter with membership profiles, message from the president, photos and event updates, and funding recipient features
  • Invitation to attend reception and voting event each fall, where pooled funding is allocated to campus initiatives that apply to receive annual grants
  • Opportunities to participate in social, networking, and recruitment events
  • Additional opportunities to assist with various campus and statewide programs

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Towers of Old Main

Towers of Old Main recipients Troy and Unnice Alley

Private philanthropy becomes more significant with each passing year. The Towers of Old Main giving society is for the university's most generous benefactors with cumulative giving of $100,000 or more. They are personally invited by the chancellor to join the prestigious society and are recognized during a Towers of Old Main celebration.

Towers of Old Main Giving Milestones

Members of the society are pillars of the University of Arkansas. In honor of this, Towers are bestowed with a unique university medallion keepsake and are included on a nameplate displayed on the Wall of Honor in University House on campus.

For more information, contact Rachel Moore with the Office of Donor Engagement.


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