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Founders Societies

We notice when you give, and we want to let you know how grateful we are that you choose to direct your philanthropy to WMU.

The Office of Development & Alumni Relations values all of our donors—those who have invested in the continued success and growth of Western Michigan University, each to their own ability and measure. Since 1903, private support from alumni and friends has helped to build and sustain WMU. We have created the Founders Societies to acknowledge and celebrate those donors who make a difference in the lives of our students and our campus.


LIFETIME GIVING SOCIETY

Honors those who have made cumulative cash gifts totaling $25,000 or more over their lifetime

Experiences

  • Newsletters and annual impact reports
  • Subscription to the quarterly "W Magazine"
  • Invitation to the exclusive BroncoCon:  A Convention of Bronco Pride
  • Complimentary access to one alumni social or tailgate for you and a guest 
  • Invitation to an exclusive football pre-game VIP lounge for select games
  • Invitation to the President's Tent at CommUniverCity Night
  • Invitation to donor-exclusive "Western Insider" events throughout the year, including the Holiday Reception
  • Special V-permit parking pass

PRESIDENT'S SOCIETY

Honors those who make cash gifts totaling $2,500 or more during a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)

Experiences

  • Newsletters and annual impact reports
  • Subscription to the quarterly "W Magazine"
  • Invitation to the exclusive BroncoCon:  A Convention of Bronco Pride
  • Complimentary access to one alumni social or tailgate for you and a guest 
  • Invitation to an exclusive football pre-game VIP lounge for select games
  • Invitation to the President's Tent at CommUniverCity Night
  • Invitation to donor-exclusive "Western Insider" events throughout the year, including the Holiday Reception
  • Special V-permit parking pass

LEGACY SOCIETY

Honors those who ensure that there are resources to support WMU into the future through their thoughtful estate planning or deferred giving

Experiences

  • Newsletters and annual impact reports
  • Subscription to the quarterly "W Magazine"
  • Invitation to the exclusive BroncoCon:  A Convention of Bronco Pride
  • Complimentary access to one alumni social or tailgate for you and a guest 
  • Invitation to an exclusive football pre-game VIP lounge for select games
  • Invitation to the President's Tent at CommUniverCity Night
  • Invitation to donor-exclusive "Western Insider" events throughout the year, including the Holiday Reception

CONSECUTIVE GIVING SOCIETY (10+ YEARS)

Honors those who make gifts of any amount for 10 consecutive fiscal years (July 1 – June 30) or more

Experiences

  • Newsletters and annual impact reports
  • Subscription to the quarterly "W Magazine"
  • Invitation to the exclusive BroncoCon:  A Convention of Bronco Pride
  • Complimentary access to one alumni social or tailgate for you and a guest 
  • Invitation to an exclusive football pre-game VIP lounge for select games
  • Invitation to the President's Tent at CommUniverCity Night
  • Invitation to donor-exclusive "Western Insider" events throughout the year, including the Holiday Reception

CONSECUTIVE GIVING SOCIETY (5+ YEARS)

Honors those who make gifts of any amount for five consecutive fiscal years (July 1 – June 30) or more

Experiences

  • Newsletters and annual impact reports
  • Subscription to the quarterly "W Magazine"
  • Invitation to the exclusive BroncoCon:  A Convention of Bronco Pride