Donor Community

When you give to Lab you join the larger University of Chicago community of donors—a lively, distinguished group—one that is actively celebrated and rewarded.

Lab honors generous and loyal donors at all levels through philanthropic societies that provide customized communication programs, special invitations, honor rolls, and other courtesies.

Which society is right for you? Whether you participate every year, make a transformative gift, or include Lab in your estate, there’s a place for you in the University’s donor community.

Dewey Founder's Society

The Dewey Founder’s Society recognizes donors who make aggregate gifts of $2,500 or more during the fiscal year. Membership brings with it invitations to special events and special recognition in the Schools’ annual donor honor roll.

The Chicago Society of Leadership Annual Donors

Those who contribute $2,500 or more to Lab are automatically considered members of the Chicago Society, the University of Chicago’s recognition society for annual leadership donors. Chicago Society members include alumni, parents, and friends from across the University, and they are invited to a variety of University-sponsored events and lectures.

The Maroon Loyalty Society

The Maroon Loyalty Society recognizes donors who make a gift of any amount, to any area of the University, for three or more consecutive years. Benefits include exclusive invitations to events and recognition in the Maroon Loyalty Society Honor Roll of Donors.

The Phoenix Society

The University’s Phoenix Society honors individuals who make provisions in their estate plans or who establish life-income gifts to benefit the Schools. Planned gifts strengthen and sustain the future of education at Lab and are a powerful connection between past and future.