Thank you for your support and loyalty!

Contributions allow UC and UC Health to continue its commitment to becoming one of the best universities in the world.

Donor generosity provides the impetus for many achievements, ranging from record enrollment and improved student satisfaction to record research funding, superior patient care and nationally recognized colleges and programs.

Explore our various donor recognition programs and honor rolls to see how UC and UC Health say thank you.


Recognizing leadership annual giving of $1,000 or more

The McMicken Club honors our alumni and friends whose annual support makes an immediate and lasting impact on our academic, athletic and medical endeavors, vital scholarship initiatives and ground-breaking research. Your individual investment, combined with others who share your loyalty to elevate UC and UC Health, provides immeasurable outcomes for our students, faculty, patients and programs.

To celebrate this special philanthropy, McMicken Club members enjoy:
  • Complimentary parking for ten campus visits
  • Select complimentary classes at UC’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Fifty percent savings on one Communiversity class per term
  • Discount at UC Bookstore
  • Selected on-campus borrowing privileges to the UC Libraries, Details here
  • Invitations to special events and other engagement opportunities
  • Exclusive McMicken Club communications
  • Membership card
McMicken Club FAQ’s

Who is recognized in the McMicken Club?
Club membership is based on cumulative annual giving during the fiscal year, July 1 – June 30, of $1,000 or more ($500 for UC alumni within five years of graduation).
Total giving from each household will be considered towards McMicken Club recognition. If a qualifying gift is made by an individual or an individual’s covering account, McMicken Club recognition will also be extended to the individual’s spouse.

How long am I recognized as a McMicken Club member?
Club members will be recognized as such for one year following the close of the fiscal year in which the qualifying gifts are made.

Which gifts are recognized towards membership in the McMicken Club?
Outright gifts, pledge payments, gift plan payments, recurring gift payments, gifts-in-kind, matching gifts, and the charitable portion of event registration fees are recognized for McMicken Club membership. Certain exceptions and exclusions may apply. Please contact the Donor Relations team for information on your personal recognition.

Are there recognition levels in the McMicken Club?
As of July 1, 2018, named recognition levels in the McMicken Club have been discontinued. Members will be recognized upon reaching the minimum giving level of $1,000, or $500 for alumni within five years of graduation.

Do I receive recognition in the McMicken Club for a pledge or recurring gift commitment?
The McMicken Club is a receipt-based recognition society. Only gifts received during the fiscal year, July 1 – June 30, will be counted towards membership. Pledge commitments and recurring gifts will be recognized when fiscal year payments reach the minimum levels listed above.

How do I redeem my McMicken Club #2 parking vouchers?
Donors who achieve McMicken Club status on or after July 1, 2018 will receive ten #2 parking vouchers for complimentary parking in open visitor facilities during regular operations. Vouchers will expire one year following the close of the fiscal year in which the qualifying gifts were made.
Using the #2 parking vouchers:
  • Upon entering parking facility, push button on the machine to receive a #1 ticket. Save #1 ticket for exit procedure.
  • When exiting the facility, scan the #1 ticket by placing under the red-lighted reader, followed by the #2 voucher.
Game day parking:
  • On UC Football game days, the #2 voucher may only be used in Eden Garage
  • On Basketball and FCC game days, the #2 voucher can be used in any event cash facility. Cash facilities can be found at
For current visitor parking availability, see the “Visitor Parking Tracker

What if I have additional questions about the Charles McMicken Society or the McMicken Club?
Please contact the Donor Relations team at (513) 556-9658 or for more information about recognition in the Charles McMicken Society.

Recognizing lifetime cumulative giving of $100,000 or more

The McMicken Tower Society recognizes our donors whose lifetime gifts provide critical support to sustain growth and momentum for the university, creating vital opportunities to advance education, outreach and research efforts. This unparalleled level of giving from the society’s members has propelled the university to an elite status among our nation’s finest public, urban research universities.
The McMicken Tower Society recognizes cumulative lifetime giving by our most generous donors at the following levels:
RIEVESCHL LEVEL: $5,000,000 or more
This premier level is named for Dr. George Rieveschl, Jr., whose extraordinary leadership and vision led to a culture of unparalleled generosity to the university. We are proud to honor the unprecedented support of these philanthropic leaders with the distinction of the highest giving level recognized by the university.
VISIONARY LEVEL: $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
The Visionary level is aptly named to honor our benefactors who envision extraordinary excellence for the University of Cincinnati. These forward-thinking philanthropists set a remarkable example of selflessness for others to follow.
CHAMPION LEVEL: $500,000 - $999,999
These bold, generous donors instill the winning spirit of a champion throughout the university, motivating our students, faculty, staff, medical professionals and researchers to pursue excellence on every level.
BENEFACTOR LEVEL: $250,000 - $499,999
Our Benefactor level members provide opportunities for innovation in our learning community. These members of UC’s family elevate the university to new levels of prominence through their generosity and commitment to vital mission support.
FOUNDER LEVEL: $100,000 - $249,999
The Founder level provides a solid base for the university’s mission and programs. This level honors our enthusiastic alumni and friends who have impacted countless lives through their generous support of our institution.
McMicken Tower Society members may enjoy these special opportunities:
  • Select complimentary classes at UC’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Fifty percent savings on one Communiversity class per term
  • Discount at UC Bookstore
  • Selected on-campus borrowing privileges to the UC Libraries. Details here.
  • Invitations to special events and other engagement opportunities
  • Exclusive McMicken Club communications
  • Special Recognition at Society events
  • Membership card
Please contact the Donor Relations team at (513) 556-9658 or for more information about recognition in the Charles McMicken Society.

In 1993, the Herman Schneider Legacy Society was founded to recognize University of Cincinnati donors whose "legacies" to educational excellence are realized through the gift plans they commit to the University.
These individuals contribute to UC's future. The Society was named after UC educator Herman Schneider, founder of cooperative education, whose vision propelled UC to the forefront of higher education early in the 20th century.

UC is pleased to honor those who demonstrate commitment to future excellence at the University of Cincinnati by providing support for tomorrow through gift plans.


Membership in the Legacy Society is extended to individuals who establish gift plans to benefit the University and its colleges and programs. Gift plans recognized by the Society include gifts from a will and trust provisions benefiting UC, in addition to a wide array of other possibilities.

The Society's membership roster is published in an Honor Roll of Donors each year. (If preferred, Legacy Society members may remain anonymous for publication purposes.)


Upon accepting membership in the Legacy Society, members will receive a letter of confirmation and a membership card acknowledging visionary support, and invitations throughout the year to Society gatherings and UC events.

Members will also receive the following privileges:

  • Membership certificate
  • Exclusive membership lapel pin
  • Letter from UC Foundation President, Peter Landgren
  • Invitation to and recognition at the Annual Herman Schneider Legacy Society Dinner
  • Borrowing privileges at UC Libraries
  • Listing in honor roll
  • For $100,000+ planned gifts, invitation to Rieveschl Dinner and other courtesies

Through gift plans, Legacy Society members have committed themselves to a future in which the University of Cincinnati will maintain its competitive edge as a leader in education, research and service.

Recognizing UC Faculty and Staff for Years of Giving

The UC Loyalty Society recognizes University of Cincinnati Faculty and Staff for giving at the following levels:

Levels of Recognition

40+ years of giving

UC Pride

30 – 39 years of giving

UC Strength

20 – 29 years of giving

UC Vision

10 – 19 years of giving

UC Boldness

1 – 9 years of giving

UC Ambition

All employees, retired employees and emeriti faculty in the above categories will be listed in the forthcoming Honor Roll.

Employees who have been giving for 10 years or more will receive a specially designed lapel pin and will be encouraged to wear the pin on their UC badge.

Each year, the University of Cincinnati Foundation honors outstanding volunteers, staff, students and groups who go beyond the call of duty through their philanthropic efforts.
UC and UC Health volunteers demonstrate their commitment by generously giving their time, talents and treasures to provide education, research, clinical care and experiential opportunities for students, patients, faculty and staff. Without the work of these dedicated individuals and groups, UC and UC Health would not be where they are today.

If you know a volunteer who deserves to be honored, fill out our online nomination form for the 2019 Outstanding Philanthropic Volunteer Awards.

About the Awards

The UC Foundation recognizes volunteers annually for their service to the university through a series of awards. Award recipients will be honored at the George Rieveschl Recognition Dinner in October 2019 (exact date is TBD). Final selection of winners is contingent on nominees' availability to attend the dinner to accept the award in person. Please confirm your nominee's availability for the Rieveschl Dinner before submission of nomination.
Deadline to nominate is January 23, 2019.

Chairman’s Award 

  • Made a noteworthy, institution-wide impact
  • Supported or directed fundraising for a major priority project

Trustees’ Award 

  • Contributed time and talents to a specific college or unit 
  • Supported or directed fundraising for a specific college or unit need

Group Philanthropy Award 

  • Has been highly engaged in philanthropic activities at UC or UC Health
  • Made a significant positive impact institution-wide or on a specific college or unit

Staff Award of Merit 

  • Fostered a culture of philanthropy, embracing the spirit of George Rieveschl
  • Significantly contributed to building a “culture of giving” at UC or UC Health
  • Has excellent rapport with academic leaders, board members and colleagues
  • Leads by example through words and actions
  • Accomplished something noteworthy 

Student Philanthropy Award

  • Has been highly engaged in philanthropic activities on campus
  • Made a significant positive impact university-wide or on a specific college or unit
  • Demonstrated leadership by supporting or implementing a fundraising program for a UC priority

A New Vision for our Shared Success

Investment. Input. Impact.

UC's president needs trusted partners like you to continue and accelerate our momentum, building a foundation for even greater levels of achievement and distinction in UC's Third Century

The President's Circle is an essential component of this vision. The philanthropic support of President's Circle members will be strategically invested in existing and emerging presidential priorities that require a robust response to ensure their success.

You can play a key role in ensuring that our university continues to exceed expectations and enrich lives.

Drive our ongoing transformation. Join today.

Membership & Benefits

To become a member of the President's Circle, a five-year pledge totaling $15,000 to $250,000 is required. Graduates of the last decade may enter at the Emerging Leaders level with a five-year commitment of $10,000. Benefits vary by level.