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.