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ESU Foundation Giving Societies

Learn more about the giving societies at ESU

President’s Club

The President’s Club is a community of committed alumni, friends and supporters who change lives and inspire others by giving annually at a leadership level to advance Emporia State University in its mission.

Recognition in the President’s Club is based on cumulative giving of cash, stock, property, gift-in-kind contributions, and pledge payments totaling $1,863 or more in a calendar year. For alumni that have graduated in the last 10 years, you are eligible for membership in the President’s Club as an Emerging Leader with annual giving of $600 or more in a calendar year.

Membership in the President’s Club includes special communications and an invitation to a private event at Homecoming.

The Lyman B. Kellogg Society

The Lyman B. Kellogg Society is a membership-based giving society that recognizes individuals who are making a planned gift to the university through their estates.

It is named for Lyman Beecher Kellogg, the first president of the Kansas State Normal School. It seemed most appropriate to name the society that honors our legacy donors after this important founder. Planned gifts reinforce the foundation of our institution and maintain our strength and fortitude across many eras. Each February, members are honored on Founders' Day, which also celebrates the university's anniversary.

If you have already designated ESU in your estate plans, please let us know so we may recognize you as a member of the Kellogg Society.

Black & Gold Circle

The Black & Gold Circle honors exceptional donors for their lifetime giving at transformational levels. From the Advocate level to the Philanthropist level, we are beyond grateful for the dedication and loyalty of these generous supporters. Every Homecoming, at the Black & Gold Gala we honor this group and its new and advancing members.

  • Advocate Level $100,000 to $249,000
  • Investor Level $250,000 to $499,999
  • Partner Level $500,000 to $999,999
  • Philanthropist Level $1,000,000+

Meet the 2020 new and advancing members of the Black & Gold Circle and see a list of all members.

To learn more about these philanthropic societies, contact us.