Drew gratefully recognizes the loyalty and commitment of alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the University through the following donor recognition societies. Each year the University publishes the Honor Roll of Donors report to celebrate the contributions of the community to Drew’s educational mission.
For fiscal year 2016, 42% of donors to Drew University are members of at least one donor recognition society, some donors are part of all three!
In 1870, the McClintock Association began a fundraising campaign at Drew that raised scholarship support in honor of John McClintock, Drew’s first president. Today the President’s Circle recognizes donors who have made cumulative lifetime gifts of $100,000 or more to the University.
The list of donors who belong to the President’s Circle is an honor roll of Drew’s most far-sighted and generous friends–friends who, over the years, have provided leadership to Drew’s various fundraising campaigns, establishing scholarships, supporting programs and funding the construction of buildings that have enabled the University to provide students with an exceptional education.
For more information about Drew’s giving societies, please contact Jane Driscoll Himmelrich, executive director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, at email@example.com or 973-408-3733.
The New Founders Society links Drew’s current benefactors to its early philanthropists—Daniel Drew, Arthur and Leonard Baldwin, and Finn and Barbara Caspersen—whose vision and generosity established the University as we know it today. The New Founders Society gratefully recognizes alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the University who have provided for Drew through a bequest or life income gift, or who have named Drew as beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account.
For more information about the New Founders Society, please contact David Terdiman, director of Planned Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3899.
Long before there was a Drew University, villagers in Bottle Hill, New Jersey called the oak woodland west of town The Forest. With clubs that reflect this heritage, the Drew Society honors present-day donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually to the University in the Forest, including corporate matching gifts. In the first five years after graduation, young alumni may join the Drew Society with a gift of $250 or more annually; alumni who graduated six to ten years ago may join the Drew Society with a contribution of $500 annually.
For more information about the Drew Society, please contact Cathy Clarke, director of Annual Giving, at email@example.com or 973-408-3179.
The longevity and strength of a forest can be measured by counting the consecutive rings of its member trees, a process that is known as dendrochronology. Drew’s forest is no exception; here the rings are the dedicated alumni, parents, friends and organizations that sustain its growth year after year. The Dendros Society recognizes consecutive giving at any level by Drew’s most loyal supporters.
For more information about Dendros Society, please contact Cathy Clarke, director of Annual Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3179.
The Senior Gift Society is an opportunity for seniors to leave a legacy gift on campus to support future generations of Drew students.
As the Theo Class of 2017 approaches Commencement, we invite you to participate in the longstanding Drew Theological School tradition of making a “Senior” Gift to benefit the Theological School community. This year, funds will be directed to the Theological School Annual Scholarship Fund. Your gift will benefit future generations of Theo students and honors Alma Tuitt upon her retirement from 34 years of dedicated, outstanding service to the Theological School.
Our goal is for 100% participation from students graduating from the Theological School—we can do it!
Please make a gift online and indicate that you’d like your donation restricted to the 2017 Theo Senior Gift. Prefer to write a check or make a pledge?
Questions? Contact Julie Gill, Associate Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship at email@example.com or 973-408-3447.
At our annual Celebration of Benefactors, students meet the people whose gifts propel their education.
“I support Drew because I am so appreciative of the impact my liberal arts education had in shaping my career and my life. I want to give back to Drew to ensure that others might benefit from a high-quality education, caring professors, a dedicated staff and a remarkable student body.”
—Patricia Kushler Chirico C’74, Drew Society member