Seattle University President's Club:
Uncommon Generosity, Extraordinary Impact

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Seattle University’s President’s Club recognizes donors making leadership-level contributions to the university. In appreciation for their support, members are granted deeper engagement with the university and the distinction of the Loyola family crest.

The Loyola family—ancestors of St. Ignatius—were known for sharing their abundance with the community and surrounding wilderness. Their crest, featuring two wolves eating from a hanging pot, commemorates this generosity. At Seattle University, we use this symbol to honor our most generous donors: President’s Club members.

President’s Club members play a direct role in the university’s success. All across campus, they support the unique opportunities that shape Seattle University students into the purposeful leaders of tomorrow. Empower leaders for a just and humane world. Join today.

Recognition Levels

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President’s Club: Donors giving $1,000 or more annually.

President’s Leadership Circle: Donors giving $5,000 or more annually.

G.O.L.D. President’s Club: Graduates of the last decade giving $500 or more annually. (Graduates of the Last Decade—“GOLD”—includes alumni who received their graduate, undergraduate, or certificate degree between 2010 and 2019)

Details and Benefits

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Details

Membership qualification is based on cumulative giving between January 1 and December 31. You may use multiple gifts to qualify, and gifts to all Seattle University funds as well as corporate matching gifts count toward your membership goal. Once qualification is reached, your membership will be active for the remainder of the calendar year, or if joining in November or December, the following calendar year. Please contact the Annual Giving department at 206-296-6301 or annualgiving@seattleu.edu with any questions.

Benefits

Along with additional benefits specific to each recognition level, all members receive:

  • Deeper engagement with the university through enhanced communications and access, including:
    • a biannual e-newsletter featuring impact stories and university insights
    • borrowing privileges at the dynamic Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons
    • special notes of gratitude from students, faculty or staff
  • Invitation to members-only events and receptions
  • Complimentary campus parking during events and meetings
    • To arrange complimentary parking for a campus visit, event or meeting, please reach out to the Annual Giving team (206-296-6301 or annualgiving@seattleu.edu). A staff member will respond to your request within two business days.

Changes for Current Members

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If you are a long-time President’s Club member, some of the information above may be new to you. More details on this new system, which becomes active January 1, 2020, are detailed below. We value your support and know that change can be difficult. Our staff are here to help. Please reach out to us at 206-296-6301 or annualgiving@seattleu.edu with any questions or concerns.

Calendar Year Qualification

Beginning January 1, 2020 the President’s Club will transition from a rolling 12-month qualification and renewal system to a standard calendar year qualification and renewal system. The rolling 12-month system has been difficult for donors to understand and for staff members to regulate.

The new standard calendar year system will make your contributions easier than ever to track, aligns with the tax year to make your deductions smoother, and will allow our staff to dedicate more time to meaningfully connecting you with the university and updating you on the impacts of your gifts.

  • Current members whose membership expiration date is June 1, 2020 or beyond will automatically be rolled-over into a full calendar year 2020 membership.
  • Current members whose membership expiration date is May 31, 2020 or earlier will need to renew their membership to access benefits for 2020. However, all such members will be allotted a grace period between now and March 31, 2020 so that they may still receive benefits and utilize any unexpired parking passes. Please renew your membership prior to March 31, 2020 to ensure that your benefits remain active for the remainder of 2020.

Parking

Demand for on-campus parking has continued to increase due to construction, the growth of our student body, and the popularity of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. In response to these demands, Public Safety is transitioning from physical passes to a virtual parking system. This system will save time by eliminating the mailing of physical permits and streamlining enforcement, which will be conducted via automatic license plate scanning technology.

  • Beginning January 1, 2020, new and renewing members will no longer receive physical parking passes.
  • Current members may use unexpired passes until March 31,2020.

Annual Giving is dedicated to maintaining the valuable President’s Club parking benefit within this new system, however benefits will look a little different:

  • Parking for Events - As part of their event invitation or confirmation, President’s Club members will receive a link to easily register for complimentary parking online.
  • Parking for Campus Visits, Meetings, Etc. - President’s Club members may reach out to the Annual Giving team (206-296-6301 or annualgiving@seattleu.edu) or their preferred campus representative to arrange complimentary parking as needed. Staff members will utilize members’ license plate numbers to arrange parking and will confirm that a request has been processed within two business days of receipt.
  • Faculty, Staff and Students – Faculty, staff, students and their respective spouses/partners may now utilize this parking benefit in adherence with its intended purpose of facilitating easier parking for events and meetings. The pass is not intended to be used for general work, class attendance, or teaching.

Recognition Levels

To recognize the additional meaningful contributions of $5,000+ donors and simplify tracking for our recent graduate alumni, the traditional $1,000 level and nine recent graduate levels are being upgraded to a streamlined three tier system.

New Tiers:

  • President’s Club: Donors giving $1,000 or more annually.
  • President’s Leadership Circle: Donors giving $5,000 or more annually.
  • G.O.L.D. President’s Club: Graduates of the last decade giving $500 or more annually. (Graduates of the Last Decade—“GOLD”—includes alumni who received their graduate, undergraduate, or certificate degree between 2010 and 2019)

Details:

  • The traditional nine Recent Graduate levels (listed below) will remain active and available for qualification or renewal until January 1, 2020.
  • After January 1, 2020, current Recent Graduate President’s Club members will be converted to G.O.L.D. President’s Club members and receive benefits either for all of 2020, or the stated grace period, based on their current expiration date as detailed in “Calendar Year Qualification” section above. In 2020 and beyond, graduates of the last decade (currently 2010-2019) may renew their membership by reaching $500 in cumulative calendar year giving.

Current Recent Graduate President’s Club Qualification Levels (Active through December 31, 2020)
2019 - $100          2014 - $600
2018 - $200          2013 - $700
2017 - $300          2012 - $800
2016 - $400          2011 - $900
2015 - $500

  • The qualification level for reaching general President’s Club status remains unchanged.
  • Donors who reach $5,000 in cumulative annual giving will receive President’s Leadership Circle status and additional benefits. General President’s Club members who reach $5,000 in cumulative giving during the calendar year will automatically be upgraded to President’s Leadership Circle members.