The 1889 Society
Elon’s loyalty society honoring donors who make a gift every fiscal year.
Why is it important for donors to support Elon every year?
- Annual donor support provides premier student programming.
- Yearly support maintains Elon’s best-value ranking by allowing the university to accurately forecast and execute budgets that are student-centered and fiscally sound.
- Loyal alumni giving increases Elon’s alumni participation rate, a key factor in the university’s national rankings and the value of an Elon degree.
How do I become a member?
- Donors join the 1889 Society by making a gift of any size, to any part of campus, for two or more consecutive years.*
- Students who support Elon during their senior year as part of their class giving campaign join the 1889 Society right away.
- Donors can also automatically join the 1889 Society by choosing the recurring monthly or yearly giving option:
How am I recognized?
All current 1889 Society members receive special courtesies throughout the year:
- Elon desktop wallpaper
- Occasional tokens of appreciation that can be used to display 1889 membership
- Recognition at events
- Yearly reports outlining the impact of your Elon support
- Exclusive event VIP welcome areas and access to 1889 post-event receptions
Some 1889 Society members have given annually for 30 or more years. Whether it is two years in a row or 20, consecutive support is key for the advancement of Elon and its students.
*Yearly consecutive giving is determined by Elon’s fiscal year, which is June 1-May 31.