Giving Societies

Loyal donors are the cornerstone of William Peace University’s success. You help us carry out our mission of preparing students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow through your giving of time, talent and treasure. 

In recognition of our donors’ commitment, the following giving societies have been established to provide recognition and honor – from our newest young alumni members, who are just beginning their lifelong commitment to annual giving, to our lifetime supporters, who have given consistently to the university for many years.

William Peace founded Peace Institute in 1857

William Peace founded Peace Institute in 1857

Which is Right for Me?

  • The William Peace Society
    The William Peace Society is named in honor of William Peace. The society recognizes the tremendous generosity of those who have contributed $100,000 or more to William Peace University over their lifetimes.
  • The Heritage Society
    Alumni and friends who have made planned gifts or provisions in their estate plans that have or will benefit William Peace University receive membership in The Heritage Society. The society was established to recognize those who have made the ultimate expression of their faith in William Peace University.

    Have you made Peace a beneficiary of your will or other estate plan? If so, contact us at Advancement@peace.edu or call 919-508-2043 and ask to speak with a gift officer. Upon notification, we will add you to the society.

    Learn More About the Heritage Society Here

  • The President's Circle Society & The Circle of Excellence
    The President’s Circle Society honors annual donor gifts of $1,000 or more to The Loyalty Fund or other funding areas in support of the University.  The society was founded in 1996 and inaugurated the “new” President’s Circle providing exclusive membership to those who contribute $1,000 or more. The purpose of the “club” was to establish a higher level of recognition for The Loyalty Fund.

    Learn More about President’s Circle & The Circle of Excellence

  • The Pacer Club
    Founded in 2004, The Pacer Club has supported athletic programs, improved facilities, upgrades for training equipment, and the purchase of new uniforms and sports gear. Funds also provide for athletic awards and help ensure successful prospective student athlete outreach by providing funds for our coaches to travel across the state and region to recruit the best and brightest. The Club also supports the establishment of new teams and their needs. The support of the Pacer Club is important and its impact is real. All contributions go directly to the athletic program and helps WPU continue to field competitive programs. There are several levels of giving within the society, including: the Hall of Fame Pacer with gifts totaling $1,000 or more; the Golden Pacer with gifts totaling $500-$999; the Silver pacer with gifts totaling $150-$499; and the Pacer with gifts totaling $25-$149. Only Hall of Fame members may earmark donations for specific sports. All members are listed in the annual William Peace University Honor Roll of Donors.

    Donors giving to The Pacer Club annually receive recognition and special benefits:

    • Recognition in the annual “Honor Roll of Donors”
    • Invitation to special athletic donor recognition events
    • Invitation to special athletic events
    • Pacer Club lapel pin
    • Advance mailings and notices for special event unveilings

  • The Center Stage Club
    Do you love the performing arts and want to keep it alive at William Peace University? William Peace University’s performing arts includes productions by William Peace Theatre (musicals and plays), the William Peace University Singers (glee club), the Manning Chamber Music Concert Series in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony, and the William Peace University Concert Series, which features entertainers from all genres. All members are listed in the annual William Peace University Honor Roll of Donors.

    Donors giving to The Center Stage Club annually receive recognition and special benefits:

    • Recognition in the annual “Honor Roll of Donors”
    • Invitation to special Center Stage donor recognition events
    • Invitation to special music, arts and theatre events
    • Advance mailings and notices for special music and theatre announcements