Every Gift Strengthens Bucknell

Whether it's $25 for residential life programming or $250,000 for undergraduate research, every gift makes the Bucknell experience even better. On behalf of our students, thank you!

We are grateful to all of our supporters and proud to recognize them in the annual Honor Roll of Donors & Volunteers.

Annual Giving: The Foundation for Excellence

The Cornerstone Community includes donors with three years (or more) of consecutive giving at any level.

The Student Legacy Circle recognizes current Bucknell students who support the University at the student leadership level (annual gifts of $50 or more).

The Gateway Committee includes recent graduates who make annual gifts at specific giving levels during their first 14 years as alumni.

  • Reunion years 1 - 4: $500
  • Reunion years 5 - 9: $1,000
  • Reunion years 10 - 14: $1,500

The Orange and Blue Society honors Bucknell supporters who give between $1,000 and $2,499 annually.

The Grove Society recognizes those who support the University’s operating funds with annual gifts of $2,500 or more.

Leadership Gifts: Exceptional Loyalty

The leadership giving level includes those who make annual gifts of $2,500 or more. Donors may choose to support current students by making a gift to the Bucknell Fund or the Parents Fund, which University leaders apply to areas of greatest need. Or they may prefer to fund an endowment that will grow over time and benefit future Bucknellians. Members receive invitations to special celebrations during major campus events, including Homecoming, Reunion and Commencement.

  • Christy Mathewson Committee ($2,500 to $9,999)
  • Dean's Council ($10,000 - $24,999)
  • Provost's Council ($25,000 - $49,999)
  • President's Circle ($50,000 - $99,999)
  • Trustees' Circle ($100,000 or more)

Lifetime Giving: Milestones of Support

Bucknell's lifetime giving recognition societies are based on cumulative gifts. Members receive special recognition from the University and invitations to exclusive events, and may be featured in Bucknell communications.

  • Order of the Bison ($100,000 or more)
  • 1846 Society ($250,000 or more)
  • Founders' Circle ($500,000 or more)
  • William Bucknell Society ($1 million or more)

Planned Gifts: Creating a Legacy

The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Society recognizes all alumni, parents and friends who have included Bucknell in their estate plans or who have completed a life income gift, retained life estate or charitable trust, no matter the size. Members receive certificates and are invited to the annual Bertrand Society recognition event.


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