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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3733.
The Acorn Society previously known as the New Founders Society, 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. Similar to an acorn’s ability to seed a mighty oak, these thoughtful planned gifts guide and enhance Drew’s financial development and allow the University to plan with confidence for the future.
For more information about the Acorn Society, please contact David Terdiman, director of Planned Giving, at email@example.com or 973-408-3899.
Members of the Drew Society are part of a critical and diverse group of dedicated alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends who support Drew at a leadership level. With giving levels that reflect trees found in The Forest, the Drew Society recognizes members who contribute $1,000 or more annually, including corporate matching gifts. Graduating students become a part of Drew Society with a gift of $100 or more. Alumni who graduated within the last five years who make gifts of $250 or more annually, and alumni who graduated within six to ten years and give at least $500 annually are also acknowledged as members of the Drew Society.
For more information about the Drew Society, please contact Kaitlin Casey, interim director of Annual Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3039.
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 Kaitlin Casey, interim director of Annual Giving, at email@example.com or 973-408-3039.
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 2018 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 the Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto C’80, G’91,’02, United Methodist Bishop, and Dr. Jesse Mann, Drew Theological Librarian—as selected by you!
Our goal is for 100% participation from students graduating from the Theological School—we can do it!
Please make a gift online.
Prefer to write a check or make a pledge? View and dowload the 2018 Theo giving form.
Questions? Contact Hope Coppinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Every time I give to Drew I am reminded of how blessed my life is because of this place. Every dollar I give creates new possibilities."
“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