Northwestern University Leadership Circle
The Northwestern University Leadership Circle honors contributors who make annual cumulative gifts of $1,000 and above to Northwestern University. Matching gifts from companies and firms count toward membership. Become a member and make your leadership gift today.
Founder’s Circle — $50,000 annually
Receive invitations to exclusive events and VIP assistance with University matters, as well as all President’s Circle benefits.
President’s Circle — $25,000
Receive invitations to events with the President and Deans and membership in the President’s book club, as well as all Dean’s Circle benefits.
Dean’s Circle — $10,000
Receive invitations to University events and special access to campus facilities, as well as all John Evans Circle benefits.
John Evans Circle — $5,000
Receive invitations to exclusive annual Leadership Circle events in select cities, and share all Fellow benefits.
Fellow — $2,500
Receive invitations to University events and campus
privileges such as visitor parking permits, as well as all
Member — $1,000
Receive the Leadership Circle newsletter via email and recognition in Northwestern’s Honor Roll of Donors.
5-9 years out - $300
0-4 years out - $100
Depending on how a gift is designated, Leadership Circle members may also be recognized through the giving society of a specific school or division of the University. For example, the following giving societies fall under the Leadership Circle umbrella:
Nathan Smith Davis Recognition Program
Feinberg School of Medicine
The Deering Society
The Chester Gould Society
School of Continuing Studies
The Learning Society
School of Education and Social Policy
The Lutkin Society
Bienen School of Music
Medill Signature Society
Medill School of Journalism
The Walter P. Murphy Society
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
The Annie May Swift Society
School of Communication
John Henry Wigmore Club
School of Law
The Wilson Society
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences