Every gift makes the Bucknell experience even better. We are grateful to all of our supporters and proud to recognize them as part of the following giving societies.
The Gateway Society includes recent graduates who make annual gifts at specific giving levels during their first 14 years as alumni. Members receive invitations to special celebrations during major campus events, including Homecoming, Reunion and Commencement.
- Senior year: $50
- 1 – 4 years post-graduation: $500 – $999
- 5 – 9 years post-graduation: $1,000 – $1,499
- 10 – 14 years post-graduation: $1,500 or more
The Christy Mathewson Society recognizes leadership annual gifts of $2,500 or more. Members receive invitations to special celebrations during major campus events, including Homecoming, Reunion and Commencement.
- Scholar: $2,500 – $9,999
- Professor: $10,000 – $24,999
- Dean: $25,000 – $49,999
- Provost: $50,000 or more
The Cornerstone Society recognizes donors with three or more years of consecutive giving at any level. Members receive special recognition during major campus events and may be featured in Bucknell communications.
Bucknell's lifetime giving recognition societies are based on cumulative gifts. Members receive special recognition from the University and invitations to exclusive events, and may be featured in Bucknell communications.
- Order of the Bison: $100,000 – 249,999
- 1846 Society: $250,000 – $499,999
- Founders' Society: $500,000 – $999,999
- William Bucknell Society: $1 million or more
The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Society includes alumni, parents and friends who have included Bucknell in their estate plans, or who have completed a life income gift, retained life estate or charitable trust of any size. Members receive a certificate and invitations to participate in Bertrand Society events.