The statue of Ezra Cornell in fall.

Giving societies

Cornell University began in large part through Ezra Cornell’s own philanthropy. And, from that first gift, the circle of Cornell’s generous champions has grown, generation by generation.

Your gift joins you to Ezra Cornell and other selfless supporters across the ages. And, through Cornell’s giving societies, we honor you. Giving societies are one way for us to say “thank you.” At each level, you’ll enjoy opportunities and benefits designed specially for you.

Ezra Cornell Circle

  • Recognizing annual support of $100,000 and up

President's Circle

  • Recognizing total annual giving support from $25,000 to $99,999

Dean's Circle

  • Recognizing annual giving support from $10,000 to $24,999

Tower Club

  • Recognizing gifts from $5,000 to $9,999 or $2,500 to $4,999 for alumni within 10 years of graduation

Quadrangle Club

  • Recognizing gifts from $1,000 to $4,999

Charter Society

  • Recognizing gifts from $500 to $999

Ivy Society

  • Recognizing gifts from $250 to $499 for alumni within 10 years of graduation

     

Cayuga Society

  • Honoring all those who have established planned gifts to the university or have provided for Cornell in their wills

1865 Society

  • If you give two or more years in a row, you become a member of this society named in honor of the year Cornell was founded. We celebrate your loyalty in ways that will surprise and delight you. Gifts of all sizes are recognized.

Join a giving society

Make your gift today and enjoy being recognized at the giving society level.

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