Cumulative Lifetime Giving Societies
Summa Cum Laude Society
The Summa Cum Laude Society honors Bradley's most generous
benefactors "with greatest praise." Only a few individuals
and organizations currently qualify for membership in this
society, which recognizes total gifts of $5,000,000 or
more. The financial investment
of these supporters outshines all others, demonstrating their
dedication, commitment, and ability to support the mission
of Bradley University.
Magna Cum Laude Society
Members of the Magna Cum Laude Society, by their magnanimous
support, have through the years provided for that margin of
excellence that has made it possible for Bradley to continue
to fulfill its educational role with distinction. Through
the Magna Cum Laude Society, Bradley University gives "great
praise" to those who have donated a total of $1,000,000
Cum Laude Society
Those whose cumulative lifetime donations to Bradley University
total $250,000 to $999,999 are
recognized as members of the Cum Laude Society. These supporters
have amply demonstrated their belief in and commitment to
Bradley through generous lifetime contributions, and the University
is proud to honor them in this way.
This society was inaugurated on Founder's Day, October 6,
1982, to recognize and pay tribute to individuals and organizations,
past and present, who have mirrored the dedication and foresight
of the University's founder. Its members' cumulative lifetime
donations to Bradley total $50,000 to $249,999.
Annual Giving Societies
The President's Circle is a special group of generous benefactors
of the university who have made an annual gift of $50,000
or more during the current academic year (June 1-May 31).
These individuals and organizations contribute substantially
to the University's educational mission and goals. With their
loyalty, commitment, and support, there can be no limit to
Bradley's dreams and aspirations.
Lydia Moss Bradley Society
Mrs. Bradley was an amazing woman of vision and foresight
who founded this institution after careful thought and planning.
Today, thoughtful donors sustain her idea to provide young
men and women with the opportunity to receive the best educational
experience available. The Lydia Moss Bradley Society consists
of donors who have contributed $10,000 - $49,999 during
the current academic year.
William Rainey Harper Society
Dr. William Rainey Harper, president of the University of
Chicago and first president of Bradley,labored with Mrs. Bradley
to lay deep and solid foundations for the new school. Members
of the Harper Society, who each have provided $5,000 -
$9,999 this year, lay a strong foundation for Bradley
Just as the cornerstone of Bradley Hall has provided a basic,
essential foundation over many years, the ongoing support
of Bradley's benefactors is a key underpinning of the educational
process. Members of the Cornerstone Society have contributed
$2,500 - $4,999 this year.
The Westlake Hall clocktower has stood for more than a century
as a sentinel overlooking the Quad, reminding us of our past,
marking our progress, and pointing to our future. Members
of the Clocktower Society, those who have contributed $1,000
- $2,499 this year, help ensure that Bradley remains strong
as time goes on.
Bradley has grown over the years from a fledgling institution
to a major educational leader. Through their generosity, members
of the University Society have helped make this continued
growth possible. The University Society recognizes those who
have given $500 - $999 during this academic year.
The Hilltoppers Society the largest gift society at Bradley
University is made up of individuals and organizations who
through their gifts, help keep Bradley the top institution
of its kind. These benefactors have given $100 - $499
Bradley Pride Society
The Bradley Pride Society recognizes consecutive giving.
Members of this society include alumni and friends of the
University who have contributed for at least three consecutive
years. These benefactors may direct their gifts to any
area of the University and give at any level.
Deferred Gift Society
1897 Associates Society
The 1897 Associates Society recognizes alumni and other individual
benefactors who have provided for Bradley through their estates
or have made a deferred gift to the University. This gift
society complements the cumulative and annual giving societies
and allows us to honor this special group of benefactors.
The society's name is especially fitting since 1897 marks
the date of the founding of the University. The 1897 Associates
will continue the tradition begun by Lydia Moss Bradley of
providing for a strong University through the next century
Membership is offered to those who have made a provision
for Bradley through wills, estate plans, or a life-income
arrangement. Life-income arrangements can include charitable
remainder trusts, gift annuities, or pooled income funds.
Other Gift Societies
The Chiefs Club
There are many Ways to Give to Bradley University,
but regardless you will have an impact on the University,
its students and faculty who make it exceptional.
For more information about giving to Bradley
University, please contact:
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625
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