McDaniel College honors alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends whose generosity makes an impact on the lives of our students each year through recognition in our giving societies. McDaniel College's giving societies recognize leadership annual giving, cumulative lifetime giving, estate gifts, and consecutive giving.
In honor of the founding of our College in 1867, the Founders Society recognizes donors who annually support the College through leadership gifts of $1,867 or greater.
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.
Members of the Founders Society 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 consecutive giving to the College at all levels. Members include our most loyal donors who make gifts - of any amount - two or more consecutive fiscal years.
Carpe Diem Society
The Carpe Diem Society is the College’s most prestigious giving society, honoring those who support the institution at the highest levels. The Carpe Diem Society recognizes cumulative lifetime giving, beginning at $100,000, with special recognition as higher leadership levels are reached. 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 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.