Giving Societies

Alumni, parents, and friends like you who contribute $1,000 or more annually (July 1 - June 30) to any area of the University become members of The Presidential Society. Your support can provide scholarships for students, enrich academic programs, or improve campus beautification. Presidential Society members' outstanding generosity and loyalty set the standard for giving that inspires the Marywood community.

As a Presidential Society member, depending on your total gifts you will receive a listing in the Annual Donor Report as a member, quarterly email newsletter with special notification of campus events, invitation to annual recognition event, and a lapel pin. (*Benefits may be modified due to COVID-19 restrictions.)

Development Giving Societies

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Alumni, parents, and friends like you who contribute $1,000 or more annually (July 1 - June 30) to any area of the University become members of The Presidential Society. Your support can provide scholarships for students, enrich academic programs, or improve campus beautification. Presidential Society members' outstanding generosity and loyalty set the standard for giving that inspires the Marywood community.

As a Presidential Society member, depending on your total gifts you will receive a listing in the Annual Donor Report as a member, quarterly email newsletter with special notification of campus events, invitation to annual recognition event, and a lapel pin.

Benefits of Membership

The Presidential Society

(Giving Level $2,000 or more)*
  • Recognized as a member of the Presidential Society in the Annual Donor Report
  • Sent quarterly Presidential Society email newsletter with special notification of campus events
  • Invitation to annual Presidential Society Recognition Event
  • Presidential Society lapel pin
  • Invitation to one Presidential Society Member Talk with Sister Mary Persico, IHM annually
  • Invitation Christmas Choir Concert
  • Invitation to Gallery Openings
  • Campus Parking Pass
  • Learning Commons Library Pass

*Benefits may be modified due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Presidential Society Associates Club

(Giving Level $1,000 to $1,999)*
(Graduates of the Last Decade Giving Level $250)*
  • Recognized as a member of the Presidential Society in the Annual Donor Report
  • Sent quarterly Presidential Society email newsletter with special notification of campus events
  • Invitation to annual Presidential Society Recognition Event
  • Presidential Society lapel pin

*Benefits may be modified due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Clubs within the Presidential Society:

The Presidential Society acknowledges Marywood's most generous annual benefactors. A gift of $1,000 or more for the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) will enroll you in the Presidential Society. Clubs within the Presidential Society:

Sister Theresa Maxis, IHM Club:
Total gifts of $20,000 or more in one fiscal year.

Sister M. St. Mary Orr, IHM Club:
Total gifts of $5,000 to $9,999 in one fiscal year.

Associates Club:
Total gifts of $1,000 to $1,999 in one fiscal year.

Father Louis Gillet Club:
Total gifts of $10,000 to $19,999 in one fiscal year.

Sister M. Coleman Nee, IHM Club:
Total gifts of $2,000 to $4,999 in one fiscal year.

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As a Graduate Of the Last Decade, you are invited to join an influential group of vibrant leaders who are making an incredible impact on Marywood University. With a gift of $250 or more between July 1 and June 30, you can transform students’ lives. Your support can provide scholarships for students, enrich academic programs, or improve campus beautification. Presidential Society members’ outstanding generosity and loyalty set the standard for giving that inspire the Marywood community.

Benefits of Membership for gifts made July 1 – June 30:

  • Listing in the Annual Donor Report as a member of The Presidential Society
  • Quarterly Presidential Society email newsletter with special notification of campus events
  • Invitation to annual Presidential Society Recognition Event
  • Presidential Society lapel pin
  • Special invitations to participate in regional alumni networking events (in person and virtual)

The Marywood Legacy Society honors benefactors who have established planned gifts with Marywood University or have named Marywood as a beneficiary in their estate plans, either through a bequest, deferred pledge agreement, trust, gift annuity, pooled income fund or retirement account.

The St. Alphonsus Society, named in memory of St. Alphonsus Liguori, a patron saint of the IHM Congregation and Marywood University, honors the University's most faithful benefactors. The St. Alphonsus Society comprises benefactors whose lifetime gifts total at least $500,000.

St. Teresa of Avila Benefactors Club:
Total lifetime gifts of $2,500,000 and above.

"Abundant Life" Benefactors Club:
Total lifetime gifts of $500,000 to $999,999.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Benefactors Club:
Total lifetime gifts of $1,000,000 to $2,499,999.