Donor Recognition

Honoring Generosity

Private support has the ability to transform Chatham University, ensuring its success and its vitality for generations to come. Because of this, those who have chosen to support Chatham are a part of its story and a part of its success. Recognizing that generosity through our donor recognition programs is one way for Chatham to say Thank you!

The 1869 Circle

The 1869 Circle of Chatham University recognizes those donors making unrestricted leadership gifts of $1,869 or more to the University’s Annual Fund. We gratefully acknowledge the donors who demonstrate their deep commitment to Chatham through their unrestricted financial support. Additionally, as recognition of your donation, you will receive a packet of Historic Chatham Notecards, as well as an invitation to campus for special events hosted at Chatham.

The Beatty Circle

Named in honor of Reverend William Trimble Beatty, one of Chatham’s founders and the first secretary to the Board of Trustees, The Beatty Council recognizes donors who contribute between $1 and $1,869 to the unrestricted Annual Fund.

The Purple Ribbon Society

The Purple Ribbon Society was created in 2002 to recognize leading alumni donors who have graduated within the last decade and have made unrestricted gifts of $100 or more to the Annual Fund.

For more information, visit our Donor Societies page.