University of Arizona Recognition Societies

Karl Eller and Wilbur the Wildcat Karl Eller meets Wilbur and Wilma Wildcat at the Arizona NOW kickoff.

The University of Arizona Foundation celebrates University-wide giving through donor recognition groups. While each leadership giving society has unique membership criteria, collectively they highlight generosity, engage contributors, provide learning opportunities, and honor individuals for their commitment to the UA.

Founders Society celebrates donors whose UA giving totals $1 million or more. Associate members’ cumulative gifts range from $500,000 to $999,999.

The President's Club celebrates contributors who make annual, cumulative gifts of $2,500 or more across all University funds.

1885 Society recognizes annual unrestricted giving of $10,000 or more to the University or its colleges, programs, and centers.

Old Main Society honors giving of known bequests, charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, and life insurance.