New Giving Societies Launch July 1

NEW PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE GIVING SOCIETIES will go into effect after June 30 of this year. Membership in the entry level of The President’s Circle will increase on July 1 from $250 to $1,000.

It is the first time since their establishment in 1984 that giving society levels will increase.

“Increasing the minimum donation for participation in The President’s Circle from $250 to $1,000 overcomes the inflationary forces that have eroded the real value of gift levels which have not changed for nearly three decades,” said Joy Westerberg Knopp ’92, director of annual giving. “Due to inflation, a $500 gift 28 years ago would be the equivalent of $1,070 today to make the same impact.”

See the chart at right for the new societies.

Also changing are the recognition levels for gifts from $250 to $999. Gifts from $250 to $499 will provide admission to the Green Club level, and gifts of $500 to $999 will designate members of the Gold Club level.

Donors wishing to stretch their giving to the next level so they continue to be a member of The President’s Circle will be able to make their gifts in installments.

Donors may make their gifts to be used in areas of greatest need or priority, or designate their gifts to support scholarships, one of the college’s four schools, an academic department, or a specific organization or program.

For more information on joining Oswego’s philanthropic leaders, call 315-312-3003 or visit


New Giving Societies

(effective July 1, 2013)

$25,000 + Medallion Society

$10,000 – $24,999 Torchbearer Society

$5,000 – $9,999 Ambassador Society

$2,500 – $4,999 Ontarian Society

$1,861 – $2,499 1861 Founder’s Society

$1,000 – $1,860 Pillar Society


$500 – $999 Gold member

$250 – $499 Green member

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