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Giving Societies

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Giving Societies

Donors making qualifying gifts may be recognized through a number of Belmont University giving societies.

For more information about the giving societies below, please call 615-460-5517 or email

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1890 Society

Members of the 1890 Society support the vision and mission of the University through their generosity. Their gifts of $100 or more (cumulative per calendar year) enhance academic and co-curricular programming and directly impact daily student experiences.

  • $10,000  –   Benefactor 
  • $5,000    –   Leader
  • $2,500    –   Executive
  • $1,000    –   Partner
  • $500       –   Patron
  • $250       –   Steward
  • $100       –   Member
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Belmont Faithful

The Belmont Faithful program honors our most loyal donors whose consistent annual support is the bedrock of our mission to empower students to change the world through disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Donors who make gifts of any amount in each of the past two calendar years will be celebrated as members and are recognized for the sum of consecutive calendar years in which they have made a gift.

Covenant Society

The Covenant Society recognizes individuals who have chosen to support Belmont University through planned gifts. You can document your planned gift using the Covenant Society Form. Members are invited to special annual events that recognize university benefactors and showcase the superb students and faculty supported by private giving. For more information, please contact the Office of Development at 615-460-5517.


McWhorter Society

The McWhorter Society was created to provide financial support for health care education at Belmont University. The Society aims to provide scholarships for students, endowed professorships and support for innovative educational efforts. Through the commitment of the Society’s members, Belmont’s health care-related programs continue to provide the next generation of health care leaders for our community and beyond. Learn more.


Parent Giving Society

The Parent Giving Society is a community of philanthropically minded parents, grandparents and guardians who endeavor to meaningfully enrich student lives. This Society recognizes and gratefully acknowledges parents, grandparents and guardians who make an annual contribution of $1,000 or more to the University. Donors who make a gift of $1,000 – $4,999 become members of the Parent Partners Program (P3) and the University 1890 Society. Those who make an annual gift of $5,000 or more are welcomed into the Parent Leadership Circle (PLC) to become leaders among our parents as both volunteers and donors. We invite and encourage the philanthropic support of all families as we aim to support our Bruins through scholarship, faculty support, missions, athletics and annual giving initiatives. For more information or to get involved, email