Maryville College appreciates every gift.  Giving societies allow MC the opportunity to recognize the generosity of its many supporters.

Society of 1819

The Society of 1819 recalls the year Maryville College was founded, and serves to recognize those who have included the College in their estate and financial plans. Gifts may include gifts by will, charitable trusts, revocable living trusts, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder or charitable lead trusts, retained life estates, or life insurance and retirement funds. Names of members are published annually in the President's Report.  Members also receive a certificate of appreciation and invitations to annual gatherings.


Annual Gift Recognition

President's Circle

Donors who give $1,000 or more in the fiscal year (June 1 - May 31) are members of the President's Circle.  Members are invited to attend the President's Circle reception at Homecoming.  There are four President's Circle levels:

  • Benefactor: $10,000 or more
  • Fellow: $5,000 to $9,999
  • Patron: $2,500 to $4,999
  • Member: $1,000 to $2,499

Thomas Jefferson Lamar Society

Named for the College’s greatest advocate of the 19th century, the Lamar Society recognizes donors who contribute between $500 and $999 during the fiscal year.

William Thaw Society

Named for the College’s greatest benefactor of the 19th century whose gifts helped finance the reopening of the College following the Civil War, the Thaw Society recognizes those who contribute between $250 and $499 during the fiscal year.

Century Club

Through their contributions of $100 to $249 during the fiscal year, members of the Century Club provide vital financial support which enables Maryville College to continue its pursuit of excellence.


Donors making gifts up to $99 during the fiscal year are recognized as providing the support needed to help sustain the College throughout the year.


Cumulative Gift Recognition

Isaac Anderson Society

Named for the founder and first president of Maryville College, the Isaac Anderson Society extends membership to those donors with cumulative gifts of $10,000 and more.


Loyalty Recognition

Calvin Duncan Society

Named after one of the College’s most loyal alumni during the early 20th Century, the Calvin Duncan Society is for alumni who promise to make a gift of some amount each and every year. The goal of the society is to raise the national reputation of the College by increasing the alumni giving percentage. Download the Calvin Duncan Society pledge form.

Donor Recognition

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