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Washington C. DePauw Society

The Washington C. DePauw Society was established in 1987 to recognize generous DePauw alumni and friends whose leadership-level support ensures never-ending advancement of the quality of teaching and learning for students and faculty members.

In addition to the satisfaction of knowing the impact your philanthropy has made at DePauw, members of the Washington C. DePauw Society enjoy a number of other benefits:

  • Invitations to gatherings of the Washington C. DePauw Society on campus during Alumni Reunion Weekend and Old Gold Weekend
  • Invitations to special events held around the country
  • Preferred seating at on-campus lectures and events, such as Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lectures
  • Special recognition in the Donor Annual Report

Annual Membership

Annual membership to the Washington C. DePauw Society is based on an individual's personal gifts and corporate matching gifts received in a single fiscal year. Annual membership is achieved with the following gifts based on your year of graduation from DePauw:

  • For alumni in the classes of 2000 and earlier and all friends of the university, a gift of $2,000 or more.

  • For alumni in the classes of 2001-2005, a gift of $1,000 or more.

  • For alumni in the classes of 2006-2014, a gift of $500 or more.

Lifetime Membership

The Washington C. DePauw Society also recognizes alumni, parents and friends of the University for their lifetime support of DePauw. Individuals whose cumulative giving exceeds $100,000 receive lifetime membership and are forever acknowledged with a bronze plaque located in the Washington C. DePauw Society plaza in front of East College.

Named Scholar Program

Scholarship support is a vital investment for the University in order to make today's DePauw experience accessible to diverse and talented students of high academic promise. Nearly half of DePauw students receive need-based financial aid while and an additional 40% qualify for merit scholarships.

Washington C. DePauw Society members who make an Annual Fund gift of $5,000 or more qualify to participate in our named scholar program. By having your gift directly support a current student through a partial, half, or full-tuition scholarship you are having a direct impact on their DePauw experience.