Giving Societies

Whether you are making a gift for the first time or are continuing a long-standing family tradition of giving to Arkansas Tech, thank you. 

The giving levels listed below have been established to recognize and thank our many loyal alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff whose extraordinary commitment preserves and enhances Tech’s excellence in academics, research and public service. Learn more by clicking on one of our giving societies below.

  •  Century Forward Circle

    The Century Forward Circle was established following the centennial celebration at Arkansas Tech in 2009. Alumni and friends of the university who give $10,000 to the Century Forward Endowment are included in the Century Forward Circle. Funds contributed to the endowment will help meet the priority needs of the university and continue our campus beautification program.

    Centennial Plaza, located just west of Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field, is the home to a set of benches and markers that are dedicated as a permanent monument to the generosity and loyalty of the Century Forward Circle donors listed here.

  •  Ross Pendergraft Society

    The Ross Pendergraft Society recognizes those individuals who are outstanding members of the Arkansas Tech community and have made lifetime gifts totaling in $1 Million or more to Arkansas Tech University. These gifts have been transformational for the university and the members of the Ross Pendergraft Society have been at the forefront of the success of Arkansas Tech.

    Ross Pendergraft Recognition Levels

    $5 Million +
    $2.5 Million - $4.9 Million
    $1 Million - $2.4 Million
  •  J.W. Hull Society

    The J.W. Hull Society includes members of the Arkansas Tech Community who have made lifetime gifts totaling $50,000 to $999,999. These gifts have supported the mission of Arkansas Tech and helped the institution continue to thrive.

  •  President's Society

    Membership in the President’s Society comes with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. Without a doubt, every member of the President’s Society is one of Tech’s pacesetting donors. You may designate your gift to University’s Greatest Need, for a specific project, or for athletics.

    Annual Gift Recognition Levels

    Dean's Council $10,000+
    Associate $5,000 - $9,999
    Director $2,500 - $4,999
    Member $1,000 - $2,499
  •  Gold Society

    As a young Tech alum, you have the chance to make a difference in the lives of students who will follow you at Arkansas Tech. Members of the GOLD Society aren’t just giving back to the university that has given them so much – they’re giving forward to help the next generation of Tech students.

    Undergraduate Annual Gift Recognition

    Freshman $5+
    Sophomore $10+
    Junior $15+
    Senior $20.18+ (Grad Year)

    Young Alumni Annual Gift Recognition

    1-3 years post grad $100+
    4-6 years post grad $250+
    7-9 years post grad $500+
  •  1909 Loyalty Society

    Members of the 1909 Loyalty Society believe in Arkansas Tech University, its students, its purpose, and its future. They show their loyalty by making Tech a priority in their charitable giving – each and every year. With consecutive gifts ranging from 3 to 40 years, Loyalty Society members are among Tech’s most loyal donors. Their gifts impact all areas of campus. Join the Loyalty Society by making an annual gift during a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) for 3 or more consecutive years. It is all about celebrating loyalty, so gifts of any size count.

  •  Heritage Society

    The distinguished Heritage Society honors all all alumni and friends who have made provisions in their estate plans for gifts to be made to Arkansas Tech University. These gifts take many forms: bequests by will, gifts of life insurance, or life income gifts such as annuities and charitable trusts. Many of these planned gifts offer financial and tax saving benefits to the donor and ensure continued support for future generations at Tech.

If your company matches your contribution to Arkansas Tech University, the matching funds will be combined with your personal gift to determine your giving level. 

Gifts can be unrestricted or designated for the department, program or scholarship of your choice. Membership is based on fiscal year giving (July 1 through June 30.)