Donor Recognition

Photo taken at the Scholarship Luncheon and Founders Event at McDaniel College.  illustration

Every gift to McDaniel enriches the educational experience at the College. Whether supporting a guest lecture series or collaborative research on cancer drugs, each gift is vitally important to our ongoing mission. And each gift is deeply appreciated. McDaniel recognizes and thanks donors through several giving circles:

The Founders Society

The Founders Society recognizes donors whose annual gifts total $1,867 or more and is the mainspring of financial support for the College's mission. These gifts provide educational funding flexibility through unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund, support students through gifts for educational facilities, scholarships and the endowment, enable faculty to pursue excellence through gifts for library acquisitions, equipment, and faculty support funds, and foster creativity through support of new programs and enhanced services.

Active membership in the Founders Society brings special privileges in recognition of the significant role that these individuals play in advancements at the College. Members receive periodic updates and special invitations to campus events.

The Legacy Society

The Legacy Society recognizes living alumni and friends of the College who have included McDaniel in their estate plans. The Legacy Society recognizes living alumni, parents, and friends of the College who have informed McDaniel that they have included the College in their estate plans in one of several ways, including:

  • Bequest provision
  • Charitable gift annuities and trusts
  • Gifts of life insurance or retirement plan assets
  • Retained life estate

The College is deeply grateful to Legacy Society members for their foresight and vision. For information on how to join, contact the Office of Gift Planning at (410) 857-2250.

 The Green & Gold ClubGreen & Gold Club logo

The Green and Gold Club provides critical annual support to Green Terror teams and student athletes. Supporters of the Green and Gold Club are committed to providing resources that offer life-changing, transformative athletic experiences to Green Terror student-athletes. Over the last year, donations to the Green and Gold Club have enhanced the student-athlete experience for over 400 students on 24 athletic teams.


For more information about becoming a member of the Green & Gold Club, please contact Justin Carson, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, 410-857-2299.

The Arch Society

The Arch Society gives special recognition to alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends who demonstrate consistency in supporting the College. Their leadership and commitment help provide immediate funds for student financial aid and faculty support each and every year, allowing McDaniel to plan for the future with confidence. Giving records identified 296 donors were identified with 25 or more years of giving.

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