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Image shows a male student reading a double poster-board Attitude of Gratitude card, which has been signed by students showing their gratitude for donor support of the institute. The card is on display outside with a large leafy tree in the background.

Thanks to Our Donors

Tuition alone can’t cover the costs of providing the nation’s top-ranked engineering education. To reach our goals, we rely on the support of our generous alumni, corporate sponsors and institute friends.

A Tradition of Giving

Our alumni realize they could not have completed their educations at Rose-Hulman without the help of others. As a result, they decide to return the favor by helping today’s students in the same way.

We offer many levels of giving from our 1874 Heritage Society and Chauncey Rose Millennium Society to the Rosie Circle.

Whatever level of support you can afford, know that we and our outstanding students are grateful.

Lifetime Giving Societies

1874 Heritage Society

Recognizing alumni, parents and friends who have made a deferred and/or estate gift commitment to Rose-Hulman. Deferred and estate gifts may be made in the form of bequests, testamentary trusts, annuities, charitable remainder trusts, donor advised funds, individual retirement accounts, gift of real estate with life-retained interest, and other life-income agreements.

Chauncey Rose Millennium Society

Recognizing alumni, parents and friends whose cumulative lifetime gifts total at least $1,000,000, made from the donor’s first gift to Rose-Hulman through June 30, including corporate matching gifts and matching gift expectancies.

Platinum Torchbearer: $10,000,000 and up

  • The navy jacket embroidered with the school emblem and gold seal buttons for both donor and spouse, if appropriate
  • Lapel pin/pendant/cuff links – flame with stones

Diamond Torchbearer: $5,000,000-$9,999,999

  • The navy jacket embroidered with the school emblem and gold seal buttons for both donor and spouse, if appropriate
  • Lapel pin/pendant/cuff links – flame with stone

Torchbearer: $1,000,000-4,999,999

  • The navy jacket embroidered with the school emblem and gold seal buttons for both donor and spouse, if appropriate
  • Lapel pin/pendant/cuff links – flame without stones

Chauncey Rose Society

Recognizing cumulative lifetime gifts made from the donor’s first gift to Rose-Hulman through June 30, including corporate matching gifts and matching gift expectancies.

Chieftain: $500,000-$999,999

  • The navy jacket embroidered with the school emblem and gold seal buttons for both donor and spouse, if preferred

Fellow: $250,000-$499,999

  • The distinctive tailor-made blazer created from the Rose family dress red tartan for both donor and spouse (scarf optional), if preferred
  • Crystal bowl with stand

Member: $50,000-$249,999

  • The distinctive tailor-made blazer created from the Rose family dress red tartan for both donor and spouse (scarf optional), if preferred

President's G.O.L.D. Circle

Recognizing young alumni 10-year cumulative giving

Gold: $5,000 and up

  • Gold plaque for the donor

Silver: $2,500-$4,999

  • Silver business card holder for the donor

Bronze: $1,000-$2,499

  • Certificate for the donor

Annual Giving Societies

Logan Society

Recognizing annual gifts from June 1 to July 30, including corporate matching gifts and matching gift expectancies.

Herman Moench Circle: $25,000

  • Logan Society gear
  • Invitation to participate in leadership conference calls with Rose administration
  • Conference call with some students/scholarship recipients
  • President’s Newsletter
  • Provost Update
  • Special Invitation Only Donor Events
  • A dedicated liaison who can assist with membership, campus matters, and specialized arrangements such as personal campus tours and purchasing tickets for campus events (gift officer).
  • Listed in online and printer honor rolls

Hulman Circle: $10,000

  • Logan Society gear
  • Conference call with some students/scholarship recipients
  • President’s Newsletter
  • Provost Update
  • A dedicated liaison who can assist with membership, campus matters, and specialized arrangements such as personal campus tours and purchasing tickets for campus events (gift officer).
  • Special Invitation Only Donor Events
  • Listed in online and printer honor roll

Founders Circle: $5,000

  • Logan Society gear
  • President’s Newsletter
  • Provost Update
  • A dedicated liaison who can assist with membership, campus matters, and specialized arrangements such as personal campus tours and purchasing tickets for campus events (gift officer).
  • Special Invitation Only Donor Events
  • Listed in online and printer honor roll

Trustees Circle: $2,500

  • Logan Society gear
  • Provost Update
  • A dedicated liaison who can assist with membership, campus matters, and specialized arrangements such as personal campus tours and purchasing tickets for campus events (gift officer).
  • Special Invitation Only Donor Events
  • Listed in online and printer honor roll

Provosts Circle: $1,000

  • Logan Society gear
  • Provost Update
  • Special Invitation Only Donor Events
  • Listed in online and printer honor roll

Wabash Society

Recognizing annual gifts from June 1 to July 30, including corporate matching gifts and matching gift expectancies.

                Deans Circle: $500

  • Rose-Hulman gear
  • Listed in online and printed honor roll of donors

Rose and White Circle: $250

  • Wabash Society gear
  • Listed in online and printed honor roll of donors

Century Circle: $100

  • Wabash Society gear
  • Listed in online honor roll of donors

Donors Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and adopted in November 1993.
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