Giving Societies at Marquette

Marquette University’s giving societies recognize alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends whose generous commitments help shape Marquette’s future. Their foundational support strengthens and enhances the programs and opportunities that enable students and faculty who are called to Be The Difference to lead as difference makers for our communities and across the globe.


The President’s Society

The President’s Society recognizes and celebrates the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends who, through their leadership gifts of $2,500 or more annually, help advance Marquette.

Annual membership is based on gifts made from July 1 to June 30. Gifts may include pledge payments, cash, matching gifts, stock, gifts in kind and realized planned and estate gifts. Click here to make a gift today.


Giving Levels

In a spirit of heritage, our society giving levels are named after Marquette’s early esteemed presidents:

  • Lalumiere level: $25,000+ in a single fiscal year
  • Burrowes level: $10,000-$24,999
  • McCabe level: $5,000-$9,999
  • Brooks level: $2,500-$4,999


Young Alumni Giving Levels

Recent undergraduate alumni can join the President's Society as a Brooks member at special giving levels: 

  • Classes 2019-2023: $250+
  • Classes 2014-2018: $500+
  • Classes 2009-2013: $1000+ 



President’s Society members gain exclusive access to university leadership, communications and programming, and also enjoy fellowship with other benefactors at university events. Explore President's Society benefits here.




Throughout our historic fiscal year 2022, we’ve been energized by our Marquette family around the world. Far beyond the statistics, we are most grateful for your role in lifting up today’s students and securing our bright future for generations to come.

Looking at the numbers: Fiscal Year 2022


Time to Rise Windy City Challenge

Marquette’s Windy City Challenge was a resounding success, with 170 Chicago-area alumni, parents and friends making a President’s Society-level gift. President’s Society members from the Chicago region supported 168 funds and raised nearly $3 million in scholarship in the last year alone!



The Founders Society

The Archbishop John Martin Henni Founders Society honors the remarkable generosity of individuals and organizations whose lifetime giving commitment to Marquette University—including planned gifts—totals $1 million and above.

The society honors their profound impact on Marquette and our students as part of an extraordinary group—reflective of Marquette’s earliest benefactors, who, in the mid–1800s, supported Marquette Founder Archbishop John Martin Henni’s mission to build a Catholic and Jesuit university that develops men and women for others.

Make a gift to Marquette today by clicking here, or explore the benefits of joining the Founders Society here.


The Legacy Society

The St. Ignatius Legacy Society acknowledges the generosity of all who have named Marquette University as a beneficiary of a will or trust, retirement or pension plan, life insurance policy, charitable gift annuity, or charitable trust.

Learn more about the St. Ignatius Legacy Society and ways you can empower Marquette’s future through a legacy gift on our planned giving site here. Or, explore the benefits of joining the Legacy Society here.

Legacy society benefits


If you have questions or would like to learn more about Marquette’s giving societies, please contact Jennifer Niespodziani, Senior Donor Relations Officer, at or (414) 288-1506.