President's Society

The President’s Society is Bellarmine’s premier donor-recognition club which welcomes individuals, couples and organizations who contribute $2,000 or more to the university during the fiscal year (June 1 to May 31). Employer matching gifts count toward your total gift.

Your President’s Society gift means that our students can stay on track to graduate with a valuable degree, giving them a head start in the world. Membership is our way of thanking you for making a significant investment in the future of our students, the university and our community.

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Giving Levels

St. Robert Bellarmine Society - $2,000+
(In Honor of our Namesake)

Dr. Eugene V. Petrik Society - $5,000+
(In Honor of our Second President)

Dr. Joseph McGowan Society - $10,000+
(In Honor of our longest Serving President)

Franciscan Circle - $25,000+     
(In Celebration of our Catholic Foundation)       

1950 Founders Circle - $50,000+
(In Honor of the year of our inception)

Monsignor Horrigan Council - $100,000+
(In Honor of our founding President)


  • Knight of Knights Black Tie Gala
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Family Celebration
  • Reserved VIP Seating at Lectures and Special Events
  • Enhanced Communication
  • Advance Notice/Discounts for Special Events
  • Stone Paver opportunity ($10,000 and above)
  • Reception with the President ($25,000 and above)

Young Alumni President’s Society

For those who earned an undergraduate degree in the last 10 years

If you completed a Bellarmine undergraduate degree within the last 10 years, you qualify for the Young Alumni President’s Society with a gift of $1,000 or more during the fiscal year (June 1 to May 31). Employer matching gifts count toward your membership.

You will enjoy the full benefits of the President’s Society (see above), along with the satisfaction of knowing that your gift is supporting current and future Bellarmine students.