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Giving Societies

Supporting The Vision

Giving societies commemorate and thank our most loyal donors whose gifts make a difference in the lives of our students, faculty members and the entire University of Dayton community. Giving society members are key partners in building a culture of philanthropy at UD. View the honor roll for a list of society members.

Students and Faculty

Learn About Our Five Giving Societies

Inspired by UD’s neighborhood porches and the sense of community they help create, the Front Porch Society recognizes everyone who makes annual gifts to the University for three or more consecutive fiscal years. Gifts can be in any amount and can be designated to any area of the University. Your gift every year makes a difference every day.

Membership Levels:

Kiefaber: 25+ consecutive fiscal years

Stonemill: 15-24 consecutive fiscal years

Lawnview: 6-14 consecutive fiscal years

Chambers: 3-5 consecutive fiscal years


Membership in the 1850 Society is a vote of confidence in the mission of University of Dayton, which was founded in 1850. This society recognizes donors who give $1,850 or more throughout the fiscal year.

Membership Levels:

Mary: $50,000+

Mission: $25,000-$49,999

Community: $10,000-$24,999

Inclusivity: $5,000-$9,999

Faith: $1,850-$4,999


In 1850, John Stuart transferred his 120-acre farm to the Marianists for a medal of St. Joseph and a promise of payment. Stuart’s belief in the Marianists and their vision for education changed the world. Members of the John Stuart Society share this bold vision with cumulative giving of $100,000 or more.

Membership Levels:

Nazareth Circle: $25,000,000+

Adèle Circle: $10,000,000 – $24,999,999

St. Mary's Circle: $5,000,000 – $9,999,999

Dewberry Circle: $2,500,000 – $4,999,999

Chaminade Circle: $1,000,000 – $2,499,999

St. Joseph's Circle: $500,000 – $999,999

Medallion Circle:  $100,000 – $499,999


Leo Meyer Society members follow in the footsteps of the pioneering priest who helped found the University and provide the funds necessary to offer outstanding educational opportunities for centuries to come by making a commitment to UD through their wills and other planned gifts.

Membership Levels:

Mary Seat of Wisdom: $25,000,000+

Our Lady of the Pillar: $10,000,000 – $24,999,999

Zehler: $5,000,000 – $9,999,999

Roesch: $2,500,000 – $4,999,999

Marie Therésè:: $1,000,000 – $2,499,999

Cana: $500,000 – $999,999

Holy Family:  $100,000 – $499,999

Chapel: $5,000-$99,999


Champions & Scholars society members provide and enhance opportunities for more than 400 University of Dayton student-athletes on 17 teams through annual gifts to the Dayton Flyers athletics program. Members of this society enjoy several benefits as a result of their contribution.


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