Donor Recognition

Thank You, Donors.

The generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends fuels a lively community of learning dedicated to spreading the sparks of education in the Catholic intellectual tradition.

The President's Society

The President’s Society recognizes donors who invest $1,000 or more annually in the University of Dallas. These leadership gifts support the mission of UD as we continue our dedication to the pursuit of wisdom, truth, and virtue as the proper and primary ends of education.

Support from the members of the President's Society is critical to ensuring we attract and retain the best faculty, enroll the top students, and provide the distinct classroom experience that makes us the University of Dallas. 

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Cistercian Society

Annual Gifts of $20,000+
The Cistercian Society was founded to honor the original Cistercians, who played a crucial part in the founding of the university. This society recognizes our generous donors who invest $20,000 or more annually in the university.

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Dominican Society

Annual Gifts Between $10,000 and $19,999
The Dominican Society derives its name from the first Dominican priest, Father Damian Fandal, who arrived on campus in 1958. This society recognizes our generous donors who invest between $10,000 and $19,999 annually in the university.

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Gorman Society

Annual Gifts Between $5,000 and $9,999
The Gorman Society was founded to honor Bishop Thomas Kiely Gorman, bishop of the Diocese of Dallas at the time of UD’s founding. This society recognizes our generous donors who invest between $5,000 and $9,999 annually in the university.

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Carpenter Society

Annual Gifts Between $1,000 and $4,999
The Carpenter Society was founded to honor the Carpenter family, who contributed 160 acres to the university in 1955. This society recognizes our generous donors who invest between $1,000 and $4,999 annually in the university.

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Tower Society

Annual Gifts Between $500 and $999 from Alumni Aged 34 or Younger
The iconic Braniff Memorial Tower on the Mall is one of the most recognizable structures on UD’s campus and honors Tom Braniff and his contributions. This society recognizes our generous younger donors who invest between $500 and $999 annually in the university.

Other Societies

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Due Santi Society

Donors who name the University of Dallas in their wills, trusts, retirement plans, life insurance policies or life income gifts are included in the Due Santi Society. 

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1956 Club

Recurring Monthly Gifts of $19.56 or More
The 1956 Club was created to honor the year of UD’s founding and recognizes our loyal donors who donate to the university monthly.