Leadership Loyalty


Preserving access to quality Catholic education

Leadership Giving


Your leadership gift is a way to honor the St. Ambrose University tradition of enriching lives, while helping to secure its future.

After more than 30 years with the same leadership giving threshold, it has become necessary to create a new giving society to better respond to the financial challenges the university and our students face. A primary focus for St. Ambrose is to provide the highest level of education, affordable to all. Maintaining academic excellence and affordability is costly, and in order to preserve broad access to a St. Ambrose education we rely on loyal leadership donors who support our mission of enriching lives.

1882 Society

Donors whose annual giving of $1,882 or more identifies them as part of a select group of donors to St. Ambrose University. Those who qualify for the 1882 Society membership level are at the forefront of university philanthropy, made possible through their commitment to and deep understanding of leadership responsibilities. 

· Visionary - $25,000 and above
· Founder - $10,000 - $24,999
· Benefactor - $5,000-$9,999
· Ambassador - $1,882 - $4,999

President's Club

The President's Club recognizes donors who make gifts of $1,000 -$1,882 to any designation within a single year to St. Ambrose University. Your annual leadership support directly underwrites the University's mission and encourages our excellence in higher education. 
· Partner  $1,000 to $1881 
· Colleague  $500 to $999 and graduated in the last 6-10 years; $250 to $499 and graduated in the last 1-5 years.

Membership is renewable annually and corporate matching gifts can count toward membership if received or verified within the year.

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Tax Implications of Benefits

Opt in or opt out?

IRS regulations require us to report to donors the fair market value of benefits associated with leadership giving. Please consult your tax advisor.

The President's Club 
Donors contributing $1,000 or more receive an invitation for two to the President's Club dinner, a celebration of our most generous donors.  The fair market value of this benefit is valued at $90 which may affect the deductibility of your gift. Donors may decline this benefit at the time of their gift.

The 1882 Society 
Donors contributing $1,882 or more receive an invitation for two to the President's Club dinner as well as two exclusive receptions. The fair market value is valued at $162 which may affect the deductibility of your gift. Donors may decline these benefits at the time of their gift.


1882 FAQs

Why should I join The 1882 Society?
Since its founding in 1882, St. Ambrose University has been shaped by visionaries. Inspired by our University's founding and traditions, 1882 Society donors are at the forefront of university philanthropy, made possible through their commitment to and deep understanding of leadership responsibilities. Their substantial annual gifts to St. Ambrose University set them apart as shining examples of what it means to be an Ambrosian - a collection of exceptional individuals whose unified efforts significantly impact the education and enrichment of today's and tomorrow's students.

Are there levels of the 1882 Society?

  • Ambassador $1882 - $4,999
  • Benefactor $5,000-$9,999
  • Founder $10,000 - $24,999
  • Visionary $25,000 and above

Are there any special benefits to joining The 1882 Society?
1882 Society members contribute a minimum of $1,882 annually and receive these benefits:

  • 1882 Society recognition reception at the home of the President
  • Access to two exclusive campus events hosted by St. Ambrose University leaders
  • Annual donor event honoring philanthropic leadership (President's Club dinner)
  • Leadership Giving newsletter
  • Prominent listing in the annual Enrichment Report

Click here to make your gift or pledge online

Contact


Margaret Babbitt, Director of Annual Giving

Advancement
Alumni House
1527 N. Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6287
563-333-6054 fax
BabbitMargaretS@sau.edu

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 26 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!