Giving Societies

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

noneIn 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.

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 Engagement@peace.edu or call 919.508.2043 and ask to speak with a gift officer. Upon notification, we will add you to the society.

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

Today, donors who make gifts at the following levels receive membership recognition in the Society and at various levels within The Circle of Excellence:

  • Diamond Circle of Excellence ........................... $25,000
  • Platinum Circle of Excellence ........................... $10,000
  • Gold Circle of Excellence.................................... $  5,000
  • Silver Circle of Excellence................................... $  2,500
  • The 1857 Society ................................................. $  1,857
  • Bronze Circle of Excellence ............................... $  1,000
  • Young Alumni Circle of Excellence* ................. $     100+ 
* Graduates of the last decade become members of the President's Circle Society through graduated levels of giving: Year 1, $100; Year 2, $200; Year 3, $300 and so on.

President's Circle Level Giving may also be attained through cumulative giving to multiple programs. (Ex: $500 to the Pacer Club and $500 to the Center Stage Club.) Donors giving at the President's Circle level annually receive recognition and special benefits. Benefits of President's Circle membership include being featured in honor roll listings, invitation(s) to President's Circle events and receptions and special mailings about campus activities.

Faculty and staff are recognized as members of the President's Circle with gifts of $500 or more.

Members may include individuals, couples or professional organizations. Anyone is encouraged to join.

Donors to the President's Circle are alumni and friends of William Peace University who have the foresight necessary to preserve the campus, provide for student groups, organizations and clubs, athletics and performing arts, as well as academic programs, materials and future curricula.

Learn more about the President's Circle Society here.

To become a member of the President's Circle Society, simply make your gift today.

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