Willamette University’s Leadership Circle recognizes alumni, parents, and friends who invest in the University through an annual gift of $1,000 or more. By making a Leadership Circle gift, you join Willamette’s philanthropic leaders in shaping the future of the University by providing important support for the work of students and faculty.
The $1,000 minimum gift amount for Leadership Circle membership includes all giving during the fiscal year, from June 1 to May 31. While gifts for all designations are appreciated and important, gifts to the University’s unrestricted funds remain a critical priority for Willamette as they provide immediate support for the University’s most fundamental needs.
The Leadership Circle has five giving levels. Donors are encouraged to enroll at one of these levels annually. As a member of the Leadership Circle, you will receive special communications and opportunities, invitations to exclusive Leadership Circle events, and recognition in Willamette University’s online honor roll of donors. Members who give at the Pioneer giving level and above receive additional distinctions.
On Thursday, November 14th, Leadership Circle members at the Pioneer giving level and above will have the opportunity to attend a private reception with Brian Greene, prior to his delivery of the fall Atkinson Lecture on Willamette's campus. Leadership Circle members are invited to exclusive events such as this each year.
Be part of Willamette University’s future. Become a part of the Leadership Circle.
Leadership Circle gifts are recognized at the following levels:
- Member: $1,000 - 2,499
- Pioneer: $2,500 - 4,999
- Founder: $5,000 - 9,999
- Sustainer: $10,000 - 24,999
- Visionary: $25,000+
Willamette is honored to offer the following recognition for Leadership Circle Members:
- Recognition by giving level in the Honor Roll of Donors
- Special Leadership Circle communications
- Invitations to exclusive events