Giving Societies and Donor Recognition

Donors to the Delta Zeta Foundation are recognized in both annual giving societies and lifetime giving societies, with special recognition for lifetime giving at designated levels with the Ionic Column jewelry.

Annual Giving Societies

Donors making gifts to the general fund, to be used where the need is greatest, are recognized through annual fund giving societies. These gifts are made between July 1 and June 30 each year.

  • Leadership Society – $2,500 or more
  • Guy Potter Benton Leadership Society – $1,000 – $2,499
  • Loving Cup Society – $500 – $999
  • Anniversary Society – $1 for every year since Delta Zeta’s founding
  • 1902 Loyalty Society – exclusive group of undergraduate sisters giving $19.02 or more

Lifetime Giving Societies

Donors are also recognized for their lifetime giving through our lifetime giving circles. These circles are:

Legacy Circle                 $1,000,000 and above

Founders Circle              $500,000 – 999,999

Presidents Circle             $100,000 – 499,999

Diamond Circle                $75,000 – 99,999

Pearl Circle                       $50,000 – 74,999

Rose Circle                       $25,000 – 49,999

Golden Lamp Circle          $10,000 – 24,999

Crest Circle                       $5,000 – 9,999

Heritage Circle                   $1,000 – 4,999

Loyalty Circle                      $500 – 999

Friendship Circle                 $100 – 499

Ionic Column Charm Bracelet

Lifetime giving of $3,500 to $7,499 to the Foundation’s national funds* will be recognized with a specially-designed Ionic Column charm bracelet in sterling silver.

* Contributions to local scholarships, the Educational/Technology Fund and philanthropic partners are not included.

Ionic Column Pin

To recognize lifetime giving of our members, a beautiful Ionic Column gold pin will be presented to donors who have reached a lifetime giving level of $7,500.  At milestone giving levels beyond that, pearls and then diamonds will be added to the pin to recognize each donor’s thoughtful and continued generosity.

  • $7,500       Receive Ionic Column Pin.
  • $10,000     Add two pearls to cap of pin.
  • $25,000     Add four more pearls for total of six pearls in cap of pin.
  • $50,000     Replace two pearls with diamonds in cap of pin.
  • $100,000   Replace remaining four pearls with diamonds.

Oxford Society

The Oxford Society recognizes those generous alumnae and friends who have projected their love and support for Delta Zeta and our mission beyond the horizon of their own mortality by making a deferred or estate gift. To learn more about the Oxford Society click here.

Giving Societies & Donor Recognition