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Recognition Societies

Every gift made to DePauw has an impact on the quality education and social experience of our students to help them achieve lifelong success.

Our recognition societies exist to acknowledge the support of our generous donors who choose to include DePauw in their philanthropic endeavors year after year.

WASHINGTON C. DEPAUW ANNUAL SOCIETY

The Washington C. DePauw Annual 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:

Level Annual  Monthly
15 or more years post graduation and friends $2,000 $166.67
11-14 years post graduation $1,500 $125
10 years post graduation $1,000 $83.34
9 years post graduation $900 $75
8 years post graduation $800 $66.67
7 years post graduation $700 $58.34
6 years post graduation $600 $50
5 years post graduation $500 $41.67
4 years post graduation $400 $33.34
3 years post graduation $300 $25
2 years post graduation $200 $16.67
1 year post graduation $100 $8.34
Current student $50  
*Corporate Matching Gifts count toward Society membership

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

  • Invitations to gatherings of the Washington C. DePauw Societies 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

NAMED SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Scholarship support is a vital investment for the University in order to make today's 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 Annual Society members who make a gift to The Fund for DePauw of $5,000 or more qualify to participate in our Named Scholar Program.  

WASHINGTON C. DEPAUW LIFETIME SOCIETY

Named in honor of one of DePauw’s most generous benefactors, the Washington C. DePauw Society was established in 1987 to recognize DePauw alumni and friends whose leadership-level support enhances the quality of teaching and learning for students.

The Washington C. DePauw Lifetime Society recognizes alumni, parents and friends of the University for their lifetime support of DePauw. Individuals with cumulative giving of $100,000 or more receive lifetime membership.

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

  • Invitations to gatherings of the Washington C. DePauw Societies 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

Depauw Loyalty SocietY

The DePauw Loyalty Society was created to thank and recognize the University’s most devoted alumni, parents and friends, who invest in DePauw students and faculty members every year through annual gifts to DePauw.

Every gift matters, therefore gifts of any size can qualify you for recognition in the DePauw Loyalty Society.  

  • All DePauw donors – alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends and students – are recognized after five consecutive years of giving.

  • Lifetime status is granted to those who have 25 consecutive years of giving. Consistent support has a substantial, cumulative financial impact and is a tangible endorsement of the DePauw liberal arts experience.

DePauw Legacy Society

The DePauw Legacy Society recognizes and thanks those individuals who have made estate plans or established life-income gifts to benefit DePauw University. Membership in the DePauw Legacy Society has no minimum gift level, as each commitment represents a lifetime commitment to DePauw that represents the future of what is possible through philanthropy. They are an investment in the future that cannot be measured in terms of gains and losses.

With the support of nearly 900 alumni and friends to date, the members of the DePauw Legacy Society will provide tremendous future resources for DePauw. If you have already made plans through your will to support the University, please take a moment to share this with us by contacting Eric D. Motycka, MBA, PhD at 765-658-4216 or ericmotycka@depauw.edu

For more information on the DePauw Legacy Society, please visit the homepage for the Office of Gift Planning.