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Donor Recognition

At Anderson, it is important to us to recognize our generous donors. We understand that you have made choices – and sacrifices – to share with others. There are many ways we work to recognize your gifts to Anderson University:

Named Endowed Scholarships

A minimum level to establish a named endowed scholarship is currently $10,000. This can be established with an initial gift or through a commitment of intent to make a gift (payable over a period of time). Often, endowed scholarships are created through one's will or other planned gift.

Annual Gift Club Levels

Donors are recognized for contributions received during the university's fiscal year, June 1 – May 31, at the following gift levels:

  • Loyalty Club – Up to $99
  • Oak Society - $100 - $499
  • Denmark Circle - $500 - $999
  • President's Club - $1,000 - $2,499
  • Scholars Circle - $2,500 - $4,999
  • Columns Society - $5,000 - $9,999
  • Merritt Associates - $10,000 or more

Honorees receive key information from the university, and the President's level and up are honored during the Annual President's Appreciation Dinner and Gala.

1911 Founders Society

Individual donors are recognized for cumulative giving to Anderson University that exceeds $100,000 – the amount of money originally raised to help in the school's founding in 1911. Honorees are invited to special events on the campus each year.

The Guardian Society

Including a gift to Anderson in any portion of your estate planning – through your will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity or another method – qualifies for membership in the Guardian Society. If you have made provisions of this type for Anderson, please notify the Advancement Office. Periodic events are planned to honor those who are providing these future legacy commitments.

Naming Opportunities with Capital Projects

New Student Center and Dining Commons – There are multiple naming opportunities with this current capital project. Click for additional information and suggested naming gift levels.

Development of our Athletic Campus – There are multiple naming recognition areas with our inter-collegiate athletic venues being developed on our athletic campus (the old Anderson County Fairgrounds). Please contact our Advancement Office to find out more about our proposed new athletic facilities.


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