Leadership Giving

All gifts to Alfred University make a lasting impact on the daily lives of our students.  But certain gifts make a statement, which is why leadership giving is so important.  These donors understand that significant private support is critical to our current growth and our future opportunities.

Through the giving societies below, our alumni, parents and friends of make an investment in the future of AU.  Your gift endorses Alfred University's long standing mission of providing a quality, affordable private education to deserving students. Leadership gifts make a profound difference and reveals the remarkable power of giving.

Presidents Circle
A select group of donors, members of The Presidents Circle, are those who share a common vision and belief: The future of society depends on educating today's students to be tomorrow's leaders. They believe in the Alfred Experience. They believe Alfred University is fulfilling that vision and is worthy of their support.

With your Presidents Circle gift, you make a powerful statement about the value of an Alfred University education. And you inspire others to do the same.

With a gift of $1,000 or more annually to The Alfred Fund, you touch students' lives every day, in ways that matter, to them and to us.

1836 Giving Society
The 1836 Giving Society is comprised of a select group of alumni and friends who choose to increase their contributions to The Alfred Fund to $1,836, commemorating Alfred University's founding year. Members celebrate the origins of Alfred University, founded on the principles of making higher education affordable and accessible to all, regardless of gender, race or religion.

By joining the 1836 Giving Society with a gift of $1,836 or more, you are saying that Alfred University matters to you, and it matters to the students of today and tomorrow.

Heritage Circle
The Heritage Circle honors and celebrates the individuals who have demonstrated a special commitment to AU through gift planning. This includes bequests via wills, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities and retirement plan beneficiary designations. These gifts ensure that the generous legacy of our alumni and friends lives on for generations. The University is forever grateful to those who demonstrate such lasting support. 

Founders Society
Members of The Founders Society have provided significant support to all areas of the University, including endowment, capital projects and The Alfred Fund. The University is fortunate to have a growing number of alumni and friends who have made lifetime gifts totaling $100,000 or more. Their exemplary generosity is deeply appreciated. 

Society of Benefactors
The Society of Benefactors recognizes donors whose lifetime gifts to Alfred University total $1,000,000 or more. Our most generous donors are inducted semi-annually into the society. We are deeply grateful to these donors for their unparalleled support for Alfred University.