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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 Kellogg Society is our way of recognizing and honoring those who have made a planned gift to Emporia State University through their will, trust or another deferred gift arrangement.

The society is named after the first president of the Kansas State Normal School, Lyman Beecher Kellogg. It seemed most appropriate to name the society that honors such a visionary group of donors after this important founder. Just as the work Lyman Kellogg performed over 150 years ago is serving Hornet students today, the planned gifts of our generous supporters will provide life-changing educational opportunities for generations.

If you have already designated ESU as a recipient in your will or trust, or as a beneficiary of an insurance policy, retirement plan, or another deferred arrangement, please contact Angela Fullen, 620-341-6465, or by email at Notifying us ensures we can properly recognize and thank you, and it informs us of your wishes for your gift.

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

To learn more about these philanthropic societies, contact us.