Donor Recognition Programs

Saint Louis University honors its supporters through a variety of clubs and societies. These recognition groups celebrate the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends.

Their  gifts support University operations, fund scholarships and faculty resources, and help secure SLU’s future. 

Giving Societies

1818 Society

The 1818 Society honors alumni and friends who have invested in Saint Louis University’s future through planned gifts. These gifts include bequest provisions in a will or trust, life income arrangements, lead trusts, life estates, gifts of life insurance, and beneficiary designations made with retirement assets or insurance policies.

The 1818 Society is named for the year of Saint Louis University’s founding and reflects the important legacy of planned giving donors, whose gifts make historic impacts on the University. 

If you have included Saint Louis University in your estate planning but are not a member of the 1818 Society, please complete the membership enrollment form.

The Billiken Club

The Billiken Club honors donors who support Billiken Athletics each year, allowing SLU to provide a first-class intercollegiate program with competitive scholarships, state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding coaches.

Membership in the Billiken Club is granted to:

  • Donors who contribute $150 or more ($100 for young alumni) to any Billiken Athletics fund in a  fiscal year. 
  • Those who purchase men’s basketball season tickets at the Billiken Red, Billiken Gold, Loyal Blue and Loyal Blue Courtside levels.

For more information on membership benefits or to purchase tickets, visit the Billiken Club website.

Corporate Partners Program

Through the Corporate Partners Program, we recognize those businesses that provide annual support and strategically invest in education, service and scholarship at SLU. 

The DuBourg Society

The DuBourg Society, named after our founder, Bishop Louis William DuBourg, honors those who have given $100,000 or more to the University throughout their lives.

Friends of the Theatre

Friends of the Theatre recognizes supporters who give $35 or more each year to SLU’s Theatre Development Fund, allowing SLU to provide a robust theatre education in the Jesuit tradition. For more information on levels and benefits, call 314-977-3145.

Library Associates

This select group of supporters enables the University to continuously enhance its collections, ensuring our libraries remain among the best in the world. Membership is open to those who give $75 or more to any SLU library fund each fiscal year. Benefits include library access, cultural events and an exclusive invitation to the annual St. Louis Literary Award ceremony.

Parents Circle Annual Giving Society

The Parents Circle Annual Giving Society honors Billiken parents who donate $1,000 or more beyond the cost of tuition to any University fund per fiscal year.

All Parents Circle members receive:

  • Concierge service and preferred seating for select local and regional SLU events, including Commencement. 
  • Invitations to exclusive events throughout the year, including a special reception during Fall Welcome featuring key University leaders. 
  • A special invitation to one President's Circle event each year. 

The President’s Circle

The President’s Circle Annual Giving Society honors the donors who support Saint Louis University with leadership gifts of $2,500 or more each year. Through their generosity, this select community of donors sets the pace for advancing the University’s mission of excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. Contributions made by President’s Circle members may be directed to any school or program within the University.

All President’s Circle members receive:

  • Advanced registration and concierge service for select on-campus events, University activities, and regional gatherings and receptions.
  • Invitations to exclusive President's Circle events throughout the year.

True to SLU Society

The True to SLU Society honors supporters who champion the University’s mission with a gift of any amount to any University fund in consecutive fiscal years. Whether they’ve given for two years or 20, True to SLU members are the backbone of Saint Louis University.

White Coat Society

The White Coat Society celebrates the robust partnerships between the School of Medicine and its alumni and supporters. Membership is granted to those who support SLU’s School of Medicine with leadership gifts of $2,500 (special rates are available to young alumni) or more each year, contributing to the advancement of Saint Louis University’s Jesuit medical education.