Donor Recognition

Saint Louis University has a variety of clubs and societies that recognize donors who make annual, planned and lifetime cumulative gifts to the University. These recognition groups celebrate the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends who make gifts each year to support University operations and whose lifelong commitments help secure SLU’s future. SLU’s exceptional programs and opportunities would not be possible without the loyal support of these benefactors.


1818 Society

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.

Download an 1818 Society membership enrollment form.



Billiken Club

Billiken Club

The Billiken Club honors donors who support Billiken Athletics each year. The generosity of this group of loyal alumni, parents and friends benefits all 18 Billiken varsity teams, enabling the University to provide a first-class intercollegiate athletics program that offers competitive scholarships, state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding coaches. Most importantly, support from Billiken Club members funds academic and athletic opportunities that allow SLU’s more than 350 student-athletes to achieve success in the classroom, on the court and in the community.

Membership in the Billiken Club is granted to:

  • Donors who contribute $150 or more ($100 for young alumni) to any Billiken Athletics fund per 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 or purchase tickets, visit the Billiken Club website.



Corporate Partners Program

Through the Corporate Partners Program, Saint Louis University is proud to recognize the many organizations that provide annual support by strategically investing in education, service and scholarship. For more information about the program, including levels of membership and associated benefits, visit our website, call 314-977-2818 or email



DuBourg Society

The DuBourg Society, named after the University’s founder, Bishop Louis William DuBourg, honors the University’s past and present major contributors with a lifelong commitment of generosity to Saint Louis University. The society welcomes those who have given $100,000 or more to the University throughout their lives.

DuBourg Society Cumulative Giving Levels:

Founder  $100,000 - $249,999
Bronze Crown  $250,000 - $499,999
Silver Crown   $500,000 - $999,999
Gold Crown    $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
Platinum Crown   $5,000,000+



Parents Circle Annual Giving Society

The Parents Circle Annual Giving Society honors current and former Billiken parents who provide annual leadership gifts beyond the cost of tuition. Membership is granted to those who donate $1,000 or more to any University fund per fiscal year. Through their generosity, Parents Circle members help SLU provide its rigorous academics, comprehensive student services and unique extracurricular learning opportunities, creating a rich educational experience that transforms today’s students into thoughtful, ethical leaders.

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 Welcome Week featuring key University leaders. 
  • Special invitation to one President's Circle event each year. 



President's Circle

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 ($1,000 for young alumni). This select community of donors sets the pace for advancing the University’s mission of excellence in teaching, research and service to the community through their generosity. 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 those true-blue supporters who champion the University’s mission with a gift to any University fund in at least two consecutive 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 or more each year, contributing to the advancement of Saint Louis University’s Jesuit medical education. Reduced membership rates for young alumni are available; call 314-977-9302 or visit for more information.