Donor stories

University of Chicago donors are part of a lively, distinguished community—one that is actively celebrated and rewarded. Learn more about how the University recognizes and engages donors, including special access and courtesies for members of philanthropic societies.

Which society is right for you? Discover how donors at every level connect over their commitment to the University of Chicago:

Chicago Society: The Chicago Society recognizes donors who contribute a total of $2,500 or more annually to the University.

Harper Society: The Harper Society recognizes donors whose cumulative support totals $500,000 or more.

Maroon Loyalty Society: The Maroon Loyalty Society recognizes donors who make a gift of any amount, to any area of the University, for three or more consecutive years.

Odyssey Scholarship Society: The Odyssey Scholarship Society recognizes leadership donors who make an annual gift of $25,000 or more in expendable support to the University of Chicago’s Odyssey Scholarship Program.

Phoenix Society: The Phoenix Society recognizes donors who make estate commitments or life-income arrangements.