The 1896 Society honors those who demonstrate an outstanding financial commitment to the University. Reflecting the belief that a dedicated group of individuals can make a special contribution to higher education, the 1896 Society brings together individuals with leadership, ability, experience, and influence to support Delaware Valley University's mission with their major financial gifts. The 1896 Society gifts collectively account for more than 80% of the University's total dollars each year.

Each society member is important, and your gift will help us achieve our mission of academic excellence.

Giving Levels

The chart below shows the individual giving levels within the 1896 Society.

  • Cornerstone Circle - $100,000+
  • Scholar’s Circle - $50,000+
  • Chairman's Circle - $25,000+
  • Trustee's Circle - $10,000+
  • President's Circle - $5000+
  • Dean's Circle - $2500+
  • Faculty Circle - $1000+

G.O.L.D. (Graduate of the Last Decade) Giving Levels

We recognize that recent college graduates have a lot on their plates. From finding jobs to traveling to starting families, there are a lot of financial responsibilities. That’s why the 1896 Society also recognizes recent grads who give at a personally significant level.

Class Year - Gold Membership

  • 2017 - $50
  • 2016 - $100
  • 2015 - $200
  • 2014 - $300
  • 2013 - $500
  • 2012 - $600
  • 2011 - $700
  • 2010 - $800
  • 2009 - $900
  • 2008 - $1000

Your Gift Matters

Your gift will make a great difference in the lives of our students. To find out how, contact Maryann Fox, executive director of major gifts at 215.489.4528.