Every gift to McDaniel enriches the educational experience at the College. Whether supporting a guest lecture series or collaborative research on cancer drugs, each gift is vitally important to our ongoing mission. And each gift is deeply appreciated. McDaniel recognizes and thanks donors through several giving circles:
The Founders Society
The Founders Society recognizes donors whose annual gifts total $1,000 or more and is the mainspring of financial support for the College's mission. These gifts provide educational funding flexibility through unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund, support students through gifts for educational facilities, scholarships and the endowment, enable faculty to pursue excellence through gifts for library acquisitions, equipment, and faculty support funds, and foster creativity through support of new programs and enhanced services.
Active membership in the Founders Society brings special privileges in recognition of the significant role that these individuals play in advancements at the College. Founders are listed each year in the College's Report of Gifts and receive periodic updates and special invitations to campus lectures and events.
For more information about becoming a member of the Founders Society, please contact Elizabeth Anderson, Associate Director, Office of Institutional Advancement, 410-857-2792.
The Legacy Society
The Legacy Society recognizes living alumni and friends of the College who have included McDaniel in their estate plans. The Legacy Society recognizes living alumni, parents, and friends of the College who have informed McDaniel that they have included the College in their estate plans in one of several ways, including:
- Bequest provision
- Charitable gift annuities and trusts
- Gifts of life insurance or retirement plan assets
- Retained life estate
The College is deeply grateful to Legacy Society members for their foresight and vision. For information on how to join, contact the Office of Gift Planning at (410) 857-2250.
The Green & Gold Club
The Green & Gold Club recognizes alumni, faculty, parents, and friends whose gifts support Green Terror athletic programs. The increasingly competitive environment of Division III athletics requires additional financial support above and beyond the College’s athletic operating budget. The Club's mission is to enhance the athletic experience of our student-athletes through the financial support of its members.
For more information about becoming a member of the Green & Gold Club, please contact Sam Wagner, Assistant Director, Office of Annual Giving, 410-386-4071.
The Arch Society
The Arch Society gives special recognition to alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends who demonstrate consistency in supporting the College. Their leadership and commitment help provide immediate funds for student financial aid and faculty support each and every year, allowing McDaniel to plan for the future with confidence. Giving records identified 1879 alumni and 1014 friends with at least 2 years of continual support; 296 donors were identified with 25 or more years of giving.