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Your Generosity, Your Loyalty, Your Cornell

Cornell’s eight giving societies celebrate Cornell’s most loyal and generous supporters. Read about your club or society below, or become a member today by making a gift to Cornell.

Because you are loyal

Named for the year of Cornell University’s founding, the 1865 Society was launched in 2013 to recognize and celebrate a very special group of people: loyal supporters. 1865 Society members have made a gift (of any size) to Cornell in consecutive years. Whether they’ve given for two years in a row or 50, their devotion, dedication, and consistency are hallmarks of the Cornell family, which has strengthened the university generation after generation, from the time of Ezra Cornell to today. Visit the 1865 Society page to learn more about this important—and growing—group of supporters.

Because you are generous

Based on amount given in a fiscal year, these giving societies recognize and celebrate especially generous and leadership-level giving to Cornell. From recent graduates who stretch to give $250 to their alma mater, to alumni, friends, parents, faculty, and staff who make larger gifts, to the handful of philanthropists who make transformational gifts, all these giving society members play a tremendous role in Cornell’s success.

Ivy Society $250 to $499 (for alumni within 10 years of graduation)
Charter Society $500 to $999
Quadrangle Club $1,000 to $4,999
Tower Club $5,000 to $9,999 ($2,500-$4,999 for alumni within 10 years of graduation)
Dean’s Circle $10,000 to $24,999
President’s Circle $25,000 to $99,999
Ezra Cornell Circle $100,000 and up

Because you are building a legacy

The Cayuga Society recognizes generous donors who have established charitable annuities, life income agreements, bequest intentions, or other planned gifts to benefit Cornell University.

To learn more, visit the Office of Trusts, Estates and Gift Planning.