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 Tower Society

Recognizing lifetime cumulative giving of $100,000 or more

The McMicken Tower Society recognizes our donors whose lifetime gifts provide critical support to sustain growth and momentum for the university, creating vital opportunities to advance education, outreach and research efforts. This unparalleled level of giving from the society’s members has propelled the university to an elite status among our nation’s finest public, urban research universities.
The McMicken Tower Society recognizes cumulative lifetime giving by our most generous donors at the following levels:
RIEVESCHL LEVEL: $5,000,000 or more
This premier level is named for Dr. George Rieveschl, Jr., whose extraordinary leadership and vision led to a culture of unparalleled generosity to the university. We are proud to honor the unprecedented support of these philanthropic leaders with the distinction of the highest giving level recognized by the university.
VISIONARY LEVEL: $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
The Visionary level is aptly named to honor our benefactors who envision extraordinary excellence for the University of Cincinnati. These forward-thinking philanthropists set a remarkable example of selflessness for others to follow.
CHAMPION LEVEL: $500,000 - $999,999
These bold, generous donors instill the winning spirit of a champion throughout the university, motivating our students, faculty, staff, medical professionals and researchers to pursue excellence on every level.
BENEFACTOR LEVEL: $250,000 - $499,999
Our Benefactor level members provide opportunities for innovation in our learning community. These members of UC’s family elevate the university to new levels of prominence through their generosity and commitment to vital mission support.
FOUNDER LEVEL: $100,000 - $249,999
The Founder level provides a solid base for the university’s mission and programs. This level honors our enthusiastic alumni and friends who have impacted countless lives through their generous support of our institution.
McMicken Tower Society members may enjoy these special opportunities:
  • 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
  • Special Recognition at Society events
  • Membership card
Please contact the Donor Relations team at (513) 556-9658 or for more information about recognition in the Charles McMicken Society.