Donor Recognition Societies
Recognition societies thank and honor alumni, parents and other friends who help advance the University's mission through a high level of financial support. These generous gifts to support Binghamton make a difference and have a direct impact on students, faculty, programs and the overall success of the University.
This society recognizes alumni and friends with personal lifetime giving of at least $250,000, and organizations, foundations and corporations with cumulative giving of at least $1 million.
Esther W. Couper Heritage Society
Named in honor of one of the University's most generous donors, the Esther W. Couper Heritage Society recognizes alumni and friends who have made a commitment to the Binghamton University Foundation through their wills or other legacy giving.
Glenn G. and Wanda Bartle Society
Named in honor of former University President Glenn Bartle and his wife, Wanda, the Glenn G. and Wanda Bartle Society provides recognition to donors who give $1,000 or more annually to any restricted designation.
* Note: If you've graduated within the past 10 years — i.e., are part of our Bearcats of the Last Decade — you will be recognized as a Bartle Society donor with an annual gift of $500 to any restricted designation.
Binghamton Fund Leadership Society
The Binghamton Fund Leadership Society is a select group of the University's most generous donors whose annual giving to the Binghamton Fund totals $1,000 or more. Annual leadership support reflects an exceptional commitment to Binghamton students and provides critical resources with the flexibility to support the University's areas of greatest need.
Your leadership gift to the Binghamton Fund is especially powerful. With a Binghamton Fund gift of $1,000 or more, you help the University address immediate needs in a profound way. A gift of $1,000, for example, provides annual support equivalent to that of a $30,000 endowment!
* Note: If you've graduated within the past 10 years, you can join the Leadership Society with a $500 gift to any of the Binghamton Fund accounts.
As a Binghamton Fund Leadership Society member, you will also receive insider communications and invitations to special events hosted by the University.
Your Binghamton Fund Leadership gifts enrich the lives of our students and create opportunities for them to excel. By joining the Leadership Society, you strengthen Binghamton's standard of excellence in teaching, research and student achievement by funding vital programs and services not provided by tuition payments or state support.
For more information, contact the Binghamton Fund at 607-777-6209.