Recognition societies honor and thank alumni, parents and friends who help advance the university’s mission through generous financial support. Some societies honor donors to a specific area of the university, while others recognize donors for their cumulative or consecutive giving. Society members enjoy a number of benefits, including invitations to members-only events and special university communications. For all societies, membership is determined by gifts in a fiscal year, which is from July 1 to June 30.
Donors who contribute at least $5,000 annually to Georgetown University Law Center are members of this society, named for a 1902 graduate who gave back to Georgetown by teaching, helping build the law library collection and serving as president of the alumni association. Learn more
The Georgetown Legacy Society honors and celebrates donors who have included a gift for Georgetown in their estate plans. These gifts take many forms, including simple bequests by will, designations of retirement plan assets, life income gifts and more. Legacy donors may direct their gift to establish a named endowed fund at Georgetown, etching their family names in the history of Georgetown, forever. Learn more
Donors who make a gift of any amount to any part of the university for two consecutive fiscal years are members of the Loyalty Society. Benefits increase as donors sustain their pattern of giving beyond two years. For alumni celebrating a reunion, a buyback program enables them to fill in any gaps in giving since their last reunion and help their class win the Loyalty Cup. Learn more
Warwick Evans Society
Donors who give $1,000 or more to the Medical School Annual Fund are members of the Warwick Evans Society, named for the first medical graduate of Georgetown University. The society, formed in 1991, provides financial aid to students and supports new technology and curriculum enhancements. For more information, call the Medical Annual Fund Office at 202-687-7763.
Donors who contribute $1 million or more to the university are members of the 1789 Society, named for the year in which the university was founded. They are honored for their extraordinary generosity at the spring semester faculty convocation.