The Chancellor’s Circle reinforces the important role of annual giving in our University’s ongoing strength and success. By honoring donors who give $2,500 or more in a single fiscal year, the Chancellor’s Circle encourages leadership-level annual support.
Chancellor’s Circle recognition levels
Gifts to any campus, college, department or program count toward recognition in the Chancellor’s Circle. Additionally, donors may direct their gifts as they see fit.
- Bronze Circle –$2,500-$4,999
- Silver Circle –$5,000-$9,999
- Gold Circle –$10,000-$24,999
- Platinum Circle –$25,000 or more
The importance of annual giving—at every level
State funding now covers less than one-fourth of our operating budget, making private support through annual gifts—in any amount—more critical than ever. Annual giving is our primary source of unrestricted, discretionary gift dollars for the campus and its units.
Annual giving supports a variety of programs, including:
- Library collections
- Refurbished classrooms and laboratories
- Student services
Recognition for multiple donor societies
Across the three campuses, 64% of our donors at the Chancellor’s Circle level support more than one campus, college, or program. When you participate in the Chancellor’s Circle we’re able to total your giving across the many interests you support and fully acknowledge your generosity to the University.
Comparison to Presidents Council
The Chancellor’s Circle joins the Presidents Council as one of the University’s most prestigious donor recognition societies. What distinguishes one from the other?
Membership in the Presidents Council:
- Is granted for a lifetime
- Honors individuals or couples who have cumulative outright gifts of at least $25,000 or a deferred commitment of $50,000 or more
Membership in the Chancellor’s Circle:
- Must be renewed annually
- Honors individuals or couples who give a total of $2,500 or more during a fiscal year (July 1–June 30)
Matching gifts from employers and companies count toward your household total, and will help qualify you for Chancellor’s Circle status. Get more information on matching gifts.
Membership Contact Information
For more information on the Chancellor’s Circle please contact: