Donor recognition

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: For donors who contribute a total of $2,500 or more annually.

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


Maroon Loyalty Society: For donors who give to UChicago every year.


Odyssey Scholarship Society: For donors who make an annual gift of $25,000 or more to the University of Chicago’s Odyssey Scholarship Program.

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