Our donors make a difference, and we believe it is important to show how incredibly grateful we are. McDaniel College honors alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends whose generosity makes an impact on the lives of our students each year through our donor recognition societies. These societies recognize leadership annual giving, cumulative lifetime giving, estate and planned gifts, and consistent loyal giving.
In honor of the founding of our college in 1867, the Founders Society recognizes donors who annually support the college through gifts of $1,867 or greater. More than 80% of fundraising dollars come from our Founders.
The GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Founders Society offers younger alumni an opportunity to give back through incremental levels of support based on the number of years since graduation, allowing them to build to the $1,867 level in their first 10 years.
The President's Circle of the Founders Society recognizes those who give at the highest level—$10,000 or more annually.
Members of the Founders Society receive special communications throughout the year and are recognized annually through invitations to special events including our annual donor recognition event.
All gifts matter, especially when they are meaningful and consistent. The Arch Society recognizes consistent giving to the college at all levels. Members include our most loyal donors who make gifts - of any amount. They are recognized for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of giving. Those who achieve 25 years of giving receive special recognition including an invitation to our annual donor recognition event.
Carpe Diem Society
The Carpe Diem Society honors those who support McDaniel at the highest levels throughout their lifetime. The Carpe Diem Society recognizes cumulative lifetime giving of $100,000 or more. Members are recognized annually at our donor recognition event.
The Legacy Society recognizes living alumni and friends of the college who have included McDaniel in ways such as their estate plans through bequest provision, charitable gift annuities and trusts, gifts of life insurance or retirement plan assets and retained life estate. Members of the Legacy Society celebrate the lasting impact that planned gifts have on the College’s long term success and are recognized on our Legacy Tree on campus, as well as at our donor recognition event.
We love our donors and we love to say thank you! Interested in learning more about McDaniel College's giving societies and how we recognize our donors? Reach out to the department of Advancement Engagement!