A New Vision for our Shared Success

Investment. Input. Impact.

UC's president needs trusted partners like you to continue and accelerate our momentum, building a foundation for even greater levels of achievement and distinction in UC's Third Century

The President's Circle is an essential component of this vision. The philanthropic support of President's Circle members will be strategically invested in existing and emerging presidential priorities that require a robust response to ensure their success.

You can play a key role in ensuring that our university continues to exceed expectations and enrich lives.

Drive our ongoing transformation. Join today.

Membership & Benefits

To become a member of the President's Circle, a five-year pledge totaling $15,000 to $250,000 is required. Graduates of the last decade may enter at the Emerging Leaders level with a five-year commitment of $10,000. Benefits vary by level.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the President's Circle? Please contact Adrienne McDade, Director of Annual Giving, at adrienne.mcdade@uc.edu or 513-556-6362.

Diamond - $250,000

THE DIAMOND LEVEL OF THE PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE recognizes those who have made a pledge of $250,000 or more (payable over five years) to the President’s Transformation Fund. Donors at this level are truly part of the president’s advisory circle, and their inspirational generosity will make a defining impact on UC’s Third Century. These visionary leaders will receive wide-ranging opportunities for thoughtful interaction with the president and university leadership, enhancing their fiscal support through advice and consultation. Their exceptional support will provide the impetus for grand ideas to become transformative realities – and tomorrow’s success stories.

This membership level includes a limited edition President’s Circle blazer, exclusive opportunities for consult with the UC President, President’s Circle lapel pin, listing in the Honor Roll of Donors, a select event with the university provost, special courtesies at UC Health, personalized engagement with UC and UC Foundation Board of Trustees members, invitations to select university events, a special invitation to a president’s pre-game football event, VIP tours of programs of interest, periodic communication with the President, and personal assistance with UC requests.

In addition, President’s Circle donors will receive recognition through the Charles McMicken Society. For more information, contact the Office of Donor Engagement at 513-556-9658.

Platinum - $100,000

THE PLATINUM LEVEL OF THE PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE recognizes those who have made a commitment ranging from $100,000 to $249,999 (payable over five years) to the President’s Transformation Fund. Through their generous philanthropy and interaction with UC leadership, donors at this level are meaningful university partners who have the opportunity to significantly impact the future direction of our beloved institution. Through emphatic support and involvement, platinum level donors set the tone - and set the stage - for an exciting new legacy of discovery, innovation and scholarship here at UC.

This membership level includes the President’s Circle lapel pin, listing in the Honor Roll of Donors, a select event with the university provost, personalized engagement with UC and UC Foundation Board of Trustees members, invitations to premier university events, a special invitation to a president’s pre-game football event, VIP tours of programs of interest, periodic communication with the President, and personal assistance with UC requests.

In addition, President’s Circle donors will receive recognition through the Charles McMicken Society. For more information, contact the Office of Donor Engagement at 513-556-9658.

Gold - $50,000

THE GOLD LEVEL OF THE PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE recognizes those who have made a pledge ranging from $50,000 to $99,999 (payable over five years) to the President’s Transformation Fund. Gold level donors are used to making a major impact in life – and will bring big ideas to the table by networking closely with UC leadership. These men and women provide funds for the president to address UC’s most crucial needs, yet their cumulative impact stretches far beyond fiscal support. Gold level donors will play a defining role in UC’s Third Century through their advocacy and altruism.

This membership level includes the President’s Circle lapel pin, listing in the Honor Roll of Donors, personalized engagement with UC and UC Foundation Board of Trustees members, invitations to premier university events, a special invitation to a president’s pre-game football event, VIP tours of programs of interest, periodic communication from the President, and personal assistance with UC requests. 

In addition, President’s Circle donors will receive recognition through the Charles McMicken Society. For more information, contact the Office of Donor Engagement at 513-556-9658.

Silver - $25,000

THE SILVER LEVEL OF THE PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE recognizes those who have made a commitment ranging from $25,000 to $49,999 (payable over five years) to the President’s Transformation Fund. This celebrated group of donors provides substantial funding that enables the UC President to address urgent needs, while nurturing UC hallmarks such as innovation and collaboration. Silver level donors embrace their important roles as advocates, advisors and supporters of UC's continued ascension.

This membership level includes the President’s Circle lapel pin, listing in the Honor Roll of Donors, invitations to premier university events, a special invitation to a president’s pre-game football event, VIP tours of programs of interest, periodic communication from the President, and personal assistance with UC requests.

In addition, President’s Circle donors will receive recognition through the Charles McMicken Society. For more information, contact the Office of Donor Engagement at 513-556-9658.

Bronze - $15,000

THE BRONZE LEVEL OF THE PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE recognizes those who have made a pledge ranging from $15,000 to $24,999 (payable over five years) to the President’s Transformation Fund. Bronze level donors are driven to make a difference by funding the highest priorty strategic initiatives as identified by the president - and realize a unique return on their investment by seeing these ambitious plans become reality. 

This membership level includes the President’s Circle lapel pin, listing in the Honor Roll of Donors, invitations to premier university events, a special invitation to a president's pre-game football event, VIP tours of programs of interest, periodic communication from the President, and personal assistance with UC requests. 

In addition, President’s Circle donors will receive recognition through the Charles McMicken Society. For more information, contact the Office of Donor Engagement at 513-556-9658.

Emerging Leaders - $10,000

THE EMERGING LEADERS LEVEL OF THE PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE recognizes graduates within the last decade who have made a commitment totaling $10,000 or more (payable over five years) to the President’s Transformation Fund. As the University of Cincinnati's most recent graduates, these individuals lead through a powerful example of philanthropic support - and will help shape UC's Third Century through their involvement. 

Donors at the Emerging Leaders level will receive the President’s Circle lapel pin, listing in the Honor Roll of Donors, invitations to premier university events, a special invitation to a president’s pre-game football event, VIP tours of programs of interest, periodic communication from the President, and personal assistance with UC requests.

In addition, President’s Circle donors will receive recognition through the Charles McMicken Society. For more information, contact the Office of Donor Engagement at 513-556-9658.

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