Recognizing Our Donors
Leaders in Philanthropy
Carthage honors the philanthropic partnerships formed with our most committed donors who include the College in their giving plans in very significant ways.
Your partnership powers every aspect of education at Carthage College, from financial aid and internships to faculty and program support. Every gift makes a difference, and every donor is unique. Find the philanthropic society that matches your philanthropic goals.
Courtesies accorded to society members include special communications such as newsletters and advance notice of campus celebrations, invitations to exclusive events, recognition of your giving, and the assignment of a College representative to help coordinate your engagement with and philanthropic choices in support of Carthage.
Leadership Giving Society members give $1,000 or more cumulatively to any area of the College in the current fiscal year, which runs from July 1 through June 30. Tiers within the society recognize higher levels of giving, and graduated giving levels are available for recent alumni. Membership is renewable annually.
- Member — $1,000-$2,499
- Fellow — $2,500-$4,999
- Sustainer — $5,000-$9,999
- President’s Circle — $10,000-$24,999
- Trustees’ Circle — $25,000-$49,999
- Lincoln Circle — $50,000-$99,999
- Founders’ Circle — $100,000+
Recent graduates can take advantage of special annual giving tiers allowing our young alumni access to the Leadership Giving Society. Recent alumni will be recognized at the Leadership Circle Member level in the printed honor roll of donors.
0-5 years after graduation: $250
Annual contributions to anywhere in the College allow you to build your Carthage legacy year by year, supporting the areas of the College that matter most to you. Gifts to the Carthage Fund provide the greatest flexibility for the College to meet ongoing financial aid needs and curricular improvements. Your gifts to the department, student organization, or athletic team of your choice provide much-needed resources across campus. Be sure to renew your giving annually to maintain your status. Contact the Office of Advancement at 800-551-1518 to check on your status.
Enduring Gift Society members have cumulative lifetime giving totaling $100,000 or more (exclusive of estate commitments). Tiers within the society recognize higher levels of giving. Membership is lifetime.
- Platinum — $5 million or above
- Gold — $1 million to $4,999,999
- Silver — $500,000-$999,999
- Bronze — $100,000-$499,999
To learn more about how to maximize your philanthropic impact for students and faculty at Carthage today and for generations to come through annual current-use, planned, or endowed gifts, contact the Office of Advancement at 800-551-1518.
Alford Park Loyalty Society members contribute any amount to the College for three or more consecutive fiscal years (July 1 through June 30). Tiers within the society recognize greater years of consecutive giving. These donors provide the College with the strong, consistent base of support needed to provide our students with funding, exceptional instruction, and world-class learning facilities. Membership is renewed annually or through a recurring gift commitment.
- Member — 3-4 years of consecutive giving and new alumni who give in the first year following their graduation
- Partner — 5-9 years of consecutive giving
- Steward — 10-19 years of consecutive giving
- Beacon — 20+ years of consecutive giving
Donors can immediately join the Alford Park Loyalty Society by making a recurring gift with a credit card or payroll deduction and pledging their support for three or more years. Call 262-551-5747 with questions.
Denhart Society members have made Carthage a part of their legacy through estate commitments and through other planned gift vehicles. Membership is lifetime.
You can make a gift to Carthage through your estate while you are living by giving from your IRA, donor-advised funds, or real estate holdings as well as including the College in your will or trust plans.
See more about creating your Carthage legacy through estate planning or contact the Office of Advancement at 800-551-1518.