Saint Louis University honors its supporters through a variety of clubs and societies that celebrate the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends.
Their gifts support University operations, fund scholarships and faculty resources, and help secure SLU’s future.
Leadership Giving Programs
Membership in Saint Louis University's leadership giving programs is extended to those who make an annual gift to the University and/or reach milestone lifetime giving levels. Contributions made by leadership donors may be directed to any fund at the University.
Honors student donors who contribute $50 or more the University each year.
Recognizes graduates of the last decade who make an annual gift based on a sliding scale of $100 or more per year since graduation. The minimum gift levels for memberships:
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Honors those who contribute $1,000 or more to the University each fiscal year.
Honors those who contribute $2,500 or more to the University each fiscal year.
This select community of donors sets the pace for advancing the University’s mission of excellence in teaching, research and service to the community through their generosity. Contributions made by President’s Circle members may be directed to any school or program within the University.
All President’s Circle members receive:
- Advanced registration and concierge service for select on-campus events, University activities, and regional gatherings and receptions.
- Invitations to exclusive President's Circle events throughout the year
Honors those who contribute $25,000 or more to the University each fiscal year.
Recognizes past and present contributors whose lifetime contributions to SLU reach $100,000 or more.
The 1818 Society honors alumni and friends who have invested in Saint Louis University’s future through planned gifts. These gifts include bequest provisions in a will or trust, life income arrangements, lead trusts, life estates, gifts of life insurance, and beneficiary designations made with retirement assets or insurance policies.
The 1818 Society is named for the year of Saint Louis University’s founding and reflects the important legacy of planned giving donors, whose gifts make historic impacts on the University.
If you have included Saint Louis University in your estate planning but are not a member of the 1818 Society, please complete the membership enrollment form.
True to SLU Society
The True to SLU Society honors those true-blue supporters who champion the University’s mission with a gift of any amount to any University fund in consecutive fiscal years. Whether they’ve given for two years or 20, True to SLU members are the backbone of Saint Louis University.
Corporate Partners Program
Through the Corporate Partners Program, Saint Louis University is proud to recognize the many organizations that provide annual support by strategically investing in education, service and scholarship. For more information, please visit the Corporate Partners Program page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Billiken Club
The Billiken Club honors donors who support Billiken Athletics each year. The generosity of this group of loyal alumni, parents and friends benefits all 18 Billiken varsity teams, enabling the University to provide a first-class intercollegiate athletics program that offers competitive scholarships, state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding coaches.
Membership in the Billiken Club is granted to:
- Donors who contribute $150 or more ($100 for young alumni) to any Billiken Athletics fund per fiscal year.
- Those who purchase Men’s Basketball season tickets at the Billiken Red, Billiken Gold, Loyal Blue and Loyal Blue Courtside levels.
White Coat Society
The white coat has long stood as a symbol of the integrity and respect accorded to the medical profession, signifying the achievements of physicians and scientists working to help others by advancing health care. As such, The White Coat Society celebrates the robust partnerships between the School of Medicine and its alumni and supporters. Membership is granted to those who support SLU’s School of Medicine with leadership gifts of $2,500 (special rates are available to young alumni) or more each year, contributing to the advancement of Saint Louis University’s Jesuit medical education.
Member benefits include:
- Invitations to special White Coat Society events
- Invitations to President's Circle Annual Giving Society events
- Exclusive updates from the School of Medicine
Friends of the Theatre
Friends of the Theatre recognizes those who support SLU’s Theatre Program. These contributors enable SLU to provide a robust theatre education in the Jesuit tradition, transforming today’s students into tomorrow’s creators who reflect and shape society through the arts. Membership is available to supporters who give $35 or more to SLU each year; for more information on levels and benefits, please call 314-977-3145.
This select group of supporters helps ensure that SLU’s libraries remain among the best in the world by enabling the University to continuously enhance its collections. Membership is open to those who give $100 or more to any SLU library fund each fiscal year, and benefits include library access, cultural events and an exclusive invitation to the annual St. Louis Literary Award ceremony. For more information on membership levels or benefits, please visit the Library Associates page.