Giving Societies

Cornerstone Society  Annual Giving

Membership in the Cornerstone Society is obtained through annual giving, July 1 through June 30, of at least $1,000 to the Benedictine College Fund. The institution’s success is based through this fund, which provides critical funding for scholarships, special academic programs, and campus improvements.

Cornerstone Society Levels
$50,000+     President’s Gold Circle
$20,000 to $49,000     President’s Circle
$15,000 to $19,999     Spires
$10,000 to $14,999     Pillars
$5,000 to $9,999     Keystone
$1,000 to $4,999     Archway


A Gift for Members of the Cornerstone Society - Keepsake Medal
A special Benedictine tradition is to set a religious medal near the cornerstone of each building. As a way to honor members of the Cornerstone Society, a separate medal will be created each year in gratitude for your annual gift. Upon request, Benedictine College will send a keepsake medal to the members of the Cornerstone Society. You may collect the entire set of Cornerstone Society medals as keepsakes. All Cornerstone members will also be listed in annual donor report and beginning in 2013 will receive a special invitation to a thank you event with the college president.
The Beanie SocietyYoung Alumni (10 years or less) that contribute $500 or more
Young alumni who give to the Benedictine College Fund between July 1 through June 30, with gifts of $500 or more become members of the Beanie Club. New donors to this society will be recognized with a special keepsake and listed in the Annual Report.
The Summit SocietyLifetime Giving of $100,000 and above
Individuals who have donated substantially through the years to  Benedictine College will be recognized as members of the Summit Society, with lifetime of giving $100,000 or more.
1858 Loyalty SocietyThose who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to the Benedictine College Fund through giving
Charter Level - in recognition of five plus years of consecutive giving to the Annual Fund
Milestone Level - in recognition of ten to 19 years of consecutive giving to the Annual Fund
Lifetime Level – in recognition of 20 or more year of consecutive giving to the Annual Fund
The Legacy SocietyBequests/Wills
Individuals who have placed Benedictine College in their Bequest or Will shall become members of the Legacy Society.  Members of the Legacy Society will be honored on a donor wall in Legacy Hall and at an annual event.