Giving Societies & Loyal Sponsors

Newman University recognizes that all gifts from alumni and friends are a blessing to the University. Whether this generosity supports the educational programs, co-curricular activities for students, scholarships, endowment, or the maintenance of the equipment and physical plant, it represents an investment in the future of Newman University. As a sign of appreciation, Newman recognizes benefactors in these gift societies and clubs.

"To give away money is an easy matter, and in any person's (man's) power.

But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every person's (man's) power nor is it an easy matter."

- Aristotle

1933 SOCIETY

1933 Society

The 1933 Society is reserved for donors who have given a cumulative amount of $1,000,000 or more in cash gifts to the University.

Privileges

  • An invitation to an annual 1933 Society dinner end ceremony with the President when new members are formally inducted
  • Wall of Honor plaque and a statue of John Henry Cardinal Newman presented at the dinner after making the first gift of $1,000,000 or more
  • Complimentary invitations from the President to all events including Cardinal Newman Week activities and dinner
  • NU pass (2) to all Fine Arts and Athletics events
  • Reserved parking foe special events with advance notice
  • Recognition in the University Annual Report

SACRED HEART SOCIETY

Sacred Heart Society

The Sacred Heart Society is reserved for donors who give $825,000 or more in cash gifts in the University's fiscal year.

Privileges

  • An invitation to a personal dinner with the President
  • An invitation to a donor appreciation dinner on campus
  • Presidential invitations to other events including the St. Newman Week activities and dinner
  • A commemorative gift given at the dinner after making the first gift of $25,000 or more
  • NU pass (2) to all Fine Arts and Athletics events
  • Recognition in the University Annual Report

MONSIGNOR MCNEILL SOCIETY

Monsignor McNeill Society

The Monsignor McNeill Society is reserved for donors who give $10,000 - $24,999 in cash gifts in the University's fiscal year. This Society is named for Msgr. Leon McNeill, who served as the first President of Sacred Heart junior College, now Newman University, when it was founded in 1933.

Privileges

  • An invitation to a donor appreciation dinner on campus
  • NU pass (2) to all Fine Area and Athletics events
  • A commemorative gift given at the dinner alter making the first gift of $10,000
  • Recognition in the University Annual Report

DE MATTIAS SOCIETY

De Mattias Society

The De Mattias Society is reserved for donors who give $1,000 - $9,999 in cash gifts in the University's fiscal year: This Society is named in honor of the foundress of the Sisters Adorers of the Blood of Christ, St. Maria De Mattias.

Privileges

  • An invitation to a donor appreciation dinner on campus
  • Commemorative gift given at the dinner after making the first gift of $1,000
  • Recognition in the university Annual Report

JET CLUB

Jet Club

Jet Club is reserved for donors who give cash gifts of $1 - $999 in the University's fiscal year, excluding matching gifts and gifts-in-kind. This Club is named in honor of the Newman University mascot.

Privileges

  • Special NU gift for each first-time alumni donor
  • Recognition in the University Annual Report