Gift Recognition

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The 1850 Society

The 1850 Society, established in Fall 2013, is a lifetime giving society that recognizes donors who have contributed $1,000,000 or more in cash, real property or life income gifts for any purpose to Heidelberg University. The Society commemorates Heidelberg’s founding year and also reminds us of those who worked so hard to establish Heidelberg College in 1850. The members of The 1850 Society have led the way in ensuring the success of Heidelberg since the College opened its doors with five students on November 11, 1850. They continue to sustain the vision of our founders.

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The Fellows Organization

The Fellows Organization recognizes any donor who contributes $250 or more annually in a single gift or in multiple cumulative gifts to any University fund, with the exception of Capital or Endowment funds. This includes contributions to the unrestricted Heidelberg Fund, The “H” Association, Friends of Beeghly Library, Friends of Heidelberg Music, Heidelberg Academics, Athletics, Annual Scholarships, Gifts-in-Kind, and any other non-endowment or capital project gift.

Fellows will be recognized in the following giving levels:

Young Alumni Fellows $50
Fellows $250 - $499
Edson J. Brown $500 - $999
Emanuel V. Gerhart $1,000 - $2,499
Charles E. Miller $2,500 - $4,999
Henry Leonard $5,000 - $9,999
George W. Williard $10,000 - $24,999
W. Terry Wickham $25,000 and above

Bold denotes Presidential Fellows

*Donors have the option to designate their annual gift to one of the following Heidelberg Fund areas:

  • Highest priority or need of the University
  • Academic Programs & Library
  • Student Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Athletics

2013 -14 Fellows Advisory Council Members