Recognizing our donors

Recognizing donors is an important way for the college to express its deep gratitude and show supporters how their generosity helps to foster excellence and the drive to discover.

The President's Club

The President's Club recognizes individuals, families, and organizations whose University-wide cumulative giving totals of $100,000 or more.

The Heritage Society

Donors who make planned gift commitments, such as including the University in their will or trust, or naming the U as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan accounts, make a generous promise to future generations and become a part of the Heritage Society.

Providing international opportunities

David and Joan Elton

The Elton’s scholarship gives students a two-week international experience. According to the letters the Eltons receive from the students, the excursion was as momentous as the couple knew it would be. “Students essentially say they learned so much about the culture in this little two-week period of time, but they also invest in the concept of ‘what do I have that I can contribute,’ so it’s a give-take kind of arrangement,” David says. “Students say they were so grateful for having the experience and it warms my heart.”

Read about the David and Joan Elton Global Responsibility Scholarship.