The President's Circle
What is the President's Circle?
The President's Circle recognizes our most dedicated alumni, parents, and friends who contribute a total amount of $1,000 or more within a single fiscal year.* This total amount could be a one-time gift or an accumulation of gifts to any University fund designation(s) throughout the fiscal year. This total may also include matching gifts.
Recent graduates of the last ten years are welcomed into the Loyal Royal Society of the President's Circle with an investment of $25 or more per month throughout the fiscal year.*
On top of providing transformational learning experiences for Scranton students, President’s Circle members receive recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors, a mailed copy of the Annual Donor Impact Report, access to select invitation-only events throughout the year, and special communications from University leadership.
*The University of Scranton’s fiscal year runs June 1 – May 31.
Invest in the Future of Scranton Students
President's Circle Levels of Giving:
Young Alumni (Last 10 years) $25 or more per month Learn More
Alumni, Parents, Friends $1,000 and above Join Now
Click here for more details about the President's Circle.
President's Circle Recognition Societies:
The Ignatian Society
Annual gifts of $25,000+
The Arrupe Society
Annual gifts of $10,000 to $24,999
The Magis Society
Annual gifts of $5,000 to $9,999
The Royal Society
Annual gifts of $1,000 to $4,999
Additional Recognition Societies:
The 1888 Cornerstone Society
Honors cumulative lifetime cash gifts of $1 million and above
The Estate Society
Honors donors who have made a gift to the endowment and/or have designated the University as the beneficiary of a bequest or trust, retirement assets, a life insurance policy, or another planned gift
The Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J. Society
Recognizes loyal annual donors who have supported the University during two or more consecutive fiscal years
Be a Leader and Inspire Others
Investing in The University of Scranton at the leadership level demonstrates a personal commitment to the institutional mission and serves as an invaluable inspiration to the greater University community. Together, President’s Circle donors make a noticeable difference for Scranton students and inspire others to do the same.
"The University of Scranton gave me an education far beyond what I learned from books and lectures. It gave me a lifetime foundation of pursuing excellence in all that I do, professionally and personally. I choose to support the University now, both financially and with my time, because I believe in helping others to receive the gift of a Scranton education. 'To whom much is given, much is expected.' Scranton gave me the gift of excellence and I want to give back to show my appreciation and share that gift with others."
- Colleen M. Neary, Esq. '88 Alumni Society Board of Governors, President’s Circle Member
"The University of Scranton has a history of challenging those who enter—challenging students to be women and men for others, challenging professors to open the minds of their pupils, challenging alumni to continue the legacy of those before. The University provided us the means to world-class educations that have allowed us each to thrive in our chosen professions. We take pride in helping to grow our Alma Mater. We encourage the students to have passion, both in and out of the classroom. We support, and will continue to support, The University of Scranton and the promise it provides to so many. Scranton is where we found our love, both personally and professionally. It is our hope that in giving back to The University that gave so much to us, we will be able to help generations of students after us find their love, too."
- Gregory Marx '05 & Angela Croteau Marx, O.D. '07, President’s Circle Members
Transform Students' Futures
To read Ben's full letter detailing the impact that the President's Circle has on students like himself, click here.
Leadership Gifts in Action
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Attracting and retaining a diverse population of talented students is at the forefront of our mission. With assistance from generous alumni, parents and friends, a greater number of students have the opportunity to pursue an education at The University of Scranton.
To learn more about establishing an annual scholarship, click here.
Academic ProgramsSupport for academic priorities such as student research, study abroad opportunities, conference travel and faculty recruitment provides a well-rounded education shaped by experiential learning.
Mission and MinistryAs a Jesuit institution, mission is at the heart of our campus. Allocating resources for service learning and spiritual growth opportunities is a top priority for The University of Scranton.
AthleticsThrough the Scranton Athletics Fund, donors play an integral role in improving the student-athlete experience. With your support, we can continue striving to become the Division III school of choice for talented scholar athletes.
Campus EnhancementsImproving and maintaining the campus environment is important for the well-being of currently enrolled students. Investing in state-of-the-art facilities and classroom upgrades also helps to attract prospective students and reputable faculty and administrators.
Ways to Give
Giving OnlineClick here to make a gift quickly and securely through our online giving page.
Giving by Mail
Contributions can be mailed to:
Office of Annual Giving
The University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510
*Please make checks payable to The University of Scranton.
Giving by PhoneTo make a gift over the phone with your credit or debit card, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 570.941.7725.
President's Circle Membership Benefits
- Special communications from University leadership
- Access to select events
- Mailed copy of the annual Donor Impact Report
- Recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors
President's Circle History
Founded by a group of dedicated University of Scranton supporters, The President's Circle was inspired by the tradition of leadership immortalized by our founding father, Bishop William G. O'Hara, D.D.
The President's Circle comprises an exceptional core of alumni, parents and friends who believe in Scranton's mission. President's Circle donors embody the Magis—a restless desire for excellence grounded in gratitude. Their leadership encourages others to give as it helps Scranton to remain a home for creativity, faith, innovation and inspiration.