University Development: President's Circle

Invest. Inspire. Transform.

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 five years are welcomed into the Young President's Circle with an investment of $500 or more cumulatively 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 copy of the Annual Donor Impact Report, access to select invitation-only events throughout the year, and special communications from University leadership. Click here to give now.



Invest in the Future of Scranton Students

President's Circle Levels of Giving:

Young Alumni (Last 5 years)          $500 and above

Alumni, Parents, Friends                 $1,000 and above

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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. Click here to give now.


Transform Students' Futures

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 a named endowed scholarship, click here.
  • To learn more about establishing an annual scholarship, click here.

Academic Programs

Support 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 Ministry

As 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.


Through 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 Enhancements

Improving 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.

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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Giving Online

Click 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 Phone

To 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
  • Copy of the annual Donor Impact Report
  • Recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors

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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.

Bishop O'Hara
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