Donor Recognition Societies

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.

Pegasus Society

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 Legacy Giving Circle

Named in honor of one of the University's most generous donors, the Esther W. Couper Legacy Giving Circle recognizes alumni and friends who have made a commitment to support Binghamton in their wills or other legacy giving.

Learn more about creating your legacy at Binghamton.

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.

Levels of Leadership*
Diamond              $25,000+ 
Platinum              $10,000 - $24,999
Gold                      $5,000 - $9,999
Silver                     $2,500 - $4,999
Bronze                  $1,000 - $2,499

* 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 or 607-777-6209.