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Donor Societies

  • Heritage Society
    • The Heritage Society honors those donors who have remembered RU in their estate plan or through a "planned gift" agreement. "Planned gifts" or "planned giving" are terms that refer to several gift techniques that typically involve retention by the donor of a portion of, or an interest in, the asset they are giving to charity. Planned gifts are also made through a will or trust, life insurance and retirement plan beneficiary designations, and other direct - but deferred - gift arrangements.
  • President's Circle
    • The President's Circle of Honor recognizes those who support the university at a minimum of $1,000 annually. This group supports and sustains the annual budget and helps with capital projects such as the Ennis and Nancy Hamm Library, the Richardson Center, and the Garth Pleasant Arena.
  • Endowed Scholarship Society
    • Building endowment at Rochester University is critically important to the future. Permanent endowment is property of the university (including land, buildings, cash or investments) which may not be spent. It must be held permanently and invested to produce revenue for the university. One component of the permanent endowment is scholarship endowment. Friends of RU have endowed many scholarships. This is very important for encouraging and assisting students as they pay for their education. The Endowment Society honors those who have created endowed scholarships.
  • Rochester University Foundation
    • The primary purpose of the Rochester University Foundation is to receive and administer funds exclusively for the benefit and support of RU. Funds are received and administered to promote academic and innovative program initiatives and provide scholarships and awards to Rochester University students.

Learn more about the above mentioned societies by contacting us!