Friends University is inviting its friends and benefactors to join the club.
The Office of University Relations is creating additional giving clubs to honor donors for their contributions and commitment to Friends University, its mission and its students.
“The idea behind the expansion is to include everybody,” said Aaron Winter, director of the Friends University Annual Fund. “We’ve always had the President’s Club, but as we add more levels, everyone will be able to be a part of something.”
A donor’s giving club level is based on the amount of money contributed during that fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Donors will then be able to renew their membership with a similar donation the following fiscal year or donate more and move to the next club level.
Clubs include the Freddy Falcon’s Club for current students or recent graduates, the FAN Club for all other annual donors, and the 1898 Society, which recognizes those who have established a planned gift with the University, as well as those who have contributed $50,000 or more during their lifetime.
“We look at these giving clubs as a way to recognize and thank those who donate at all levels,” said Hervey Wright III, vice president of university relations.
However, Winter stresses that it is not just monetary donations that fuel the University. He said volunteer efforts are also sincerely appreciated.
“Most of all, we just ask that you remain a part of the life of Friends University,” Winter said.
Freddy Falcon’s Club recognizes annual donors who are either current students or have graduated in the past five years.
Fan Club recognizes all other annual donors.
1898 Society recognizes donors who have established a planned gift or given more than $50,000 in their lifetime.
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