Giving Societies

Through its multiple and integrated roles as classroom, laboratory, and community center, SUU serves as a touchstone for experiential education leading to personal growth, civic responsibility, and professional excellence. Southern Utah University has been powered by private support. The support of our alumni and friends is essential to providing students with the best T-Bird experience. The generosity of donors helps make students’ dreams possible.

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The Old Main Society honors donors whose lifetime cumulative cash, in-kind, or deferred gifts total $50,000 or more (amounts are doubled for organizations). Gift levels include:

  • Centurium Circle (more than $1,000,000)
  • Gold Medallion ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Benefactor ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Old Main Society ($50,000 - $99,999)
  • The Founders Society is a special society that honors those who have made planned gifts to the University in the form of bequests, estates, trusts, annuities, etc.

The five prestigious giving levels recognize annual cash and in-kind gifts to the University of $1,000 or more, and members receive invitations to special SUU events and recognition at the presidential level in the annual "Honor Roll of Alumni and Friends." The giving levels are:

  • President's Cabinet ($25,000 or more)
  • President's Circle ($10,000 to $24,999)
  • President's Council ($5,000 to $9,999)
  • President's Associates ($2,500 to $4,999)
  • President's Club ($1,000 - $2,499)

The Founders Society honors the generosity of donors who have named Southern Utah University in gift plans, including gifts through estates. T-Birds are learning, growing, and giving back to SUU because of the generosity of those who have come before them. Gifts that qualify for the Founders Society recognition include gifts in wills, trusts, and retirement plans, gifts that provide income, and more. By joining the Founders Society, you join others in celebrating the lasting impact that planned gifts have on SUU’s long-term success. If you have included SUU in your plans but have not let us know, we hope you will share your intentions by completing the form below or contact us today. The Founders Society is a vital group of donors who are invited to special events and the opportunity to meet current T-birds and hear their stories.

If you have already shared your plans with us and want to ensure that our records are accurate, we would love to hear from you!

  • Bristlecone Club ($500 - $999)
  • Centennial Club ($100 - $499)
  • Old Sorrel Club (up to $99)