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Donor Recognition

Honor Roll of Contributors

Generous support from our alumni, friends, businesses, and foundations provides us with a margin of excellence in providing for every Winthrop student.

D.B. Johnson Society

Honoring Winthrop’s founder, the D.B. Johnson Society celebrates the contributions of those who have made planned giving arrangements to benefit Winthrop.

The President’s Leadership Circle

The President’s Leadership Circle is an elite group of donors who give to the Winthrop Fund at a significant level. Benefits include opportunities to interact with the president during special events on campus, exclusive mailings and invitations.

Tillman Partner: $50,000+
Withers Partner: $25,000-$49,999
Peabody Partner: $10,000-$24,999
Margaret Nance Partner: $5,000-$9,999
Fountain Partner: $2,500-$4,999

Blue Line Society

Reminiscing upon the historical Blue Line, which opens each academic year at Winthrop’s Convocation ceremony, this special group of donors supports Winthrop through annual gifts to the Winthrop Fund of $1,000 or more. Benefits of Blue Line Society membership include special mailings about Winthrop throughout the year and invitations to events on campus.

Young Alumni Blue Line Society

Young alumni of the last 10 years can join the special Blue Line Society at a pro-rated level.

If you have graduated from Winthrop University during the last 10 years, you are one of our young alumni! Although you are building your career, family and future, you can make a difference in the lives of students at Winthrop University by participating in the Young Alumni Blue Line Society.

To become a member of the Young Alumni Blue Line Society, alumni may give using the graduated levels of giving listed below*.

1 year since graduation: gifts of $100 or more
2 years since graduation: gifts of $200 or more
3 years since graduation: gifts of $300 or more
4 years since graduation: gifts of $400 or more
5 years since graduation: gifts of $500 or more
6 years since graduation: gifts of $600 or more
7 years since graduation: gifts of $700 or more
8 years since graduation: gifts of $800 or more
9 years since graduation: gifts of $900 or more
10 years since graduation: gifts of $1,000 or more – Blue Line Society Member
 
*Giving levels are modified according to the number of years since graduation.

Annual Giving Clubs

Annual Giving is the cornerstone of Winthrop University's fundraising efforts. Each year, Winthrop's loyal alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty, and staff are asked to support the university through the Winthrop Fund. These vital annual gifts provide a key revenue source for student scholarships, the Winthrop Alumni Association, faculty awards, and other university initiatives on an annual basis. Since they are unrestricted, gifts to the Winthrop Fund can be used where they are needed most immediately.

These annual giving clubs recognize alumni who help sustain excellence at their alma mater by making annual gifts.

The Little Chapel Club: $500-$999
Garnet and Gold Club: $250-$499