Charles McMicken Society

Charles McMicken Society“How one has lived—helped others directly and through organizations indirectly—is that person’s memorial.”
—Dr. George Rieveschl, Jr.

Dr. George Rieveschl, Jr. was an internationally-known chemist, scientist, UC alumnus, professor and researcher. He was also a visionary philanthropist whose tireless efforts to generate private support for the University of Cincinnati left an indelible mark on our institution. His legacy includes founding the Charles McMicken Society, our preeminent leadership recognition society with programs for annual and lifetime giving.

McMicken Club

Recognizing leadership annual giving of $1,000 or more

The McMicken Club honors our alumni and friends whose annual support makes an immediate and lasting impact on our academic, athletic and medical endeavors, vital scholarship initiatives and ground-breaking research. Your individual investment, combined with others who share your loyalty to elevate UC and UC Health, provides immeasurable outcomes for our students, faculty, patients and programs.

To celebrate this special philanthropy, McMicken Club members enjoy:
  • Complimentary parking for ten campus visits
  • Select complimentary classes at UC’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Fifty percent savings on one Communiversity class per term
  • Discount at UC Bookstore
  • Selected on-campus borrowing privileges to the UC Libraries, Details here
  • Invitations to special events and other engagement opportunities
  • Exclusive McMicken Club communications
  • Membership card
McMicken Club FAQ’s

Who is recognized in the McMicken Club?
Club membership is based on cumulative annual giving during the fiscal year, July 1 – June 30, of $1,000 or more ($500 for UC alumni within five years of graduation).
Total giving from each household will be considered towards McMicken Club recognition. If a qualifying gift is made by an individual or an individual’s covering account, McMicken Club recognition will also be extended to the individual’s spouse.

How long am I recognized as a McMicken Club member?
Club members will be recognized as such for one year following the close of the fiscal year in which the qualifying gifts are made.

Which gifts are recognized towards membership in the McMicken Club?
Outright gifts, pledge payments, gift plan payments, recurring gift payments, gifts-in-kind, matching gifts, and the charitable portion of event registration fees are recognized for McMicken Club membership. Certain exceptions and exclusions may apply. Please contact the Donor Relations team for information on your personal recognition.

Are there recognition levels in the McMicken Club?
As of July 1, 2018, named recognition levels in the McMicken Club have been discontinued. Members will be recognized upon reaching the minimum giving level of $1,000, or $500 for alumni within five years of graduation.

Do I receive recognition in the McMicken Club for a pledge or recurring gift commitment?
The McMicken Club is a receipt-based recognition society. Only gifts received during the fiscal year, July 1 – June 30, will be counted towards membership. Pledge commitments and recurring gifts will be recognized when fiscal year payments reach the minimum levels listed above.

How do I redeem my McMicken Club #2 parking vouchers?
Donors who achieve McMicken Club status on or after July 1, 2018 will receive ten #2 parking vouchers for complimentary parking in open visitor facilities during regular operations. Vouchers will expire one year following the close of the fiscal year in which the qualifying gifts were made.
Using the #2 parking vouchers:
  • Upon entering parking facility, push button on the machine to receive a #1 ticket. Save #1 ticket for exit procedure.
  • When exiting the facility, scan the #1 ticket by placing under the red-lighted reader, followed by the #2 voucher.
Game day parking:
  • On UC Football game days, the #2 voucher may only be used in Eden Garage
  • On Basketball and FCC game days, the #2 voucher can be used in any event cash facility. Cash facilities can be found at
For current visitor parking availability, see the “Visitor Parking Tracker

What if I have additional questions about the Charles McMicken Society or the McMicken Club?
Please contact the Donor Relations team at (513) 556-9658 or for more information about recognition in the Charles McMicken Society.