The Crystal Arch Society, recognizing gifts of $10 million and above, is named for the University of Georgia’s most recognizable symbol and the main entrance to campus, the Arch. Erected in the 1850s, the Arch is UGA’s most revered landmark, patterned after the Great Seal of the State of Georgia.
The Abraham Baldwin Society, recognizing gifts of $5 million and above, is named for the legendary Georgia statesman, educator, and founder of the University of Georgia. Abraham Baldwin wrote UGA’s charter, the first ever written and adopted for a state-supported public university.
The 1785 Society, recognizing cumulative gifts of $1 million and above, is named for the year that the University of Georgia was chartered by the Georgia General Assembly and pays homage to UGA’s impressive history and tradition of achievement as the first state-chartered university in the nation.
Established in 1973, the Presidents Club is the leadership program of the Georgia Fund, UGA’s annual giving campaign. Presidents Club members are alumni and friends who make a significant and sustaining impact on the University of Georgia with annual leadership support of $1,000 or more.
$2,500+ & Venture Fund
University Partners are individuals whose annual gifts to UGA total $2,500 or more and support the Venture Fund in total or in part. University Partners enjoy a unique flexibility in choosing how their gifts will benefit UGA. All Partners support the Venture Fund, which helps support students with funding for small programs and projects. Donors may choose to designate the remainder of their gift to the academic area of their choice. UGA faculty and staff (current and retired) may join the Partners program at a reduced level.
Founding members joined during the first 20 years of the Club’s existence with a gift of at least $10,000. Listed below are the living members of the Founding Presidents Club.
The Heritage Society honors alumni and friends who have made documented bequests in their wills or other deferred gifts in support of the University of Georgia. Deferred gifts may be given by charitable annuities, wills, pooled income funds, life insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, retirement plans, or real estate gifts with retained life estates.