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Recognition and Appreciation

By supporting UW-River Falls, you're creating life-changing educational experiences. Gifts to the Foundation have a profound effect on current and future students, as well as faculty, alumni, parents and the community. You can choose to support student scholarships, faculty, student research, international experiences, Falcon athletics, arts and culture, updated and new facilities, technology advancements and so much more. 

Donor Societies 

The three donor societies exist to recognize the outstanding financial contributions from private donors and organizations. Members of the donor societies demonstrate a deep commitment to the university, and they have special benefits extended only to members. Contact us today to learn how you can become a member.

The Chancellor's Circle

The Chancellor's Circle honors the exceptional generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who contribute $1,000 or more to the university during a fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). Within the Chancellor's circle, there are additional tiers of giving that are recognized with additional benefits.

Silver Circle: $2,500
Gold Circle: $5,000
Platinum Circle: $10,000

The 1874 Society

The 1874 Society is the lifetime circle of giving, honoring the benefactors who have given at a cumulative level of $25,000. Within the 1874 Society, there are additional tiers of giving that are recognized with additional benefits.

Associate: $50,000 lifetime giving
Partner: $100,000 lifetime giving
Leader: $250,000 lifetime giving
Benefactor: $500,000 lifetime giving

The Legacy Society

Members of the Legacy Society have expressed their commitment to UW-River Falls through a very special kind of financial support. These members have included the UW-River Falls in their estate plans through wills, trusts, life-income gifts, gifts of property, or named the university as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy.

If you intend to make a planned gift, please be sure to indicate "UW-River Falls Foundation" as a beneficiary (Tax Identification Number: 396064630).

For more information about making a planned gift, contact us or visit our planned giving webpage.

Courtesies and Benefits

  • Annual donor recognition event, featuring time with the Chancellor.
  • Exclusive society member events.
  • Early purchase options for tickets to select campus events.
  • Newsletter, featuring news of students, faculty, and the impact of recent gifts.
  • Football and basketball VIP room access (Smith Stadium at Ramer Field, Page Arena in the Falcon Center available)
  • Invitation to events at the Chancellor's home.
  • Special seating at commencement and select campus events. (Please contact the UWRF Foundation at least 15 days prior to commencement.)
  • And much more!

Contact Us
Office of University Advancement
112 South Hall

UW-River Falls Foundation Office
118 North Hall