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Recognition and Reports

Recognition and Reports

Endowment Builders Society

The Endowment Builders Society is Birmingham-Southern College’s most prestigious giving society. Its members are donors who have included the college in their will, made other deferred gifts, or established an endowed fund. Members—both alumni and friends—share the desire to enhance the education of our future leaders and secure the excellent college experience Birmingham-Southern provides. For more information or to become a member, contact LeAnn Crowe, Senior Director of Development at 205/226-4978 or


The ’Southern Society

The ’Southern Society is an exclusive designation that honors alumni, parents, and friends of the college for their annual leadership gifts of $1,000 or more. Members receive special listing in the annual donor report.

Every gift to Birmingham-Southern is critical to the future of the college, but the true success of BSC depends on increased leadership gifts such as those given by ‘Southern Society members. These gifts allow students to continue to receive the outstanding educational experience for which ‘Southern is known. Gifts to the ‘Southern Society not only provide an important source of annual support, but also set the example for others to give at the leadership level. Please consider joining the ‘Southern Society by making your gift of $1,000 or more today.

Within the ’Southern Society, there are seven Donor Circles. Note that alumni who graduated within the last 10 years may join a circle with a contribution of 50 percent of the qualifying giving level.

Hilltop Circle

$1,000 - $2,499

Wightman Circle

$2,500 - $4,999

Daniel Circle

$5,000 - $9,999

Stockham Circle

$10,000 - $24,499

Phillips Circle

$25,000 - $49,999

Norton Circle

$50,000 - $99,999

Munger Circle

$100,000 or more

For more information or to become a member, contact Bobby Watson at or (205) 226-4908.

Ginkgo Society

The Ginkgo Society recognizes those alumni who faithfully make a gift to the college year after year. Through seasons of caring, they provide for present students and also for those who will arrive in decades yet to come, continuing the search for knowledge and service.

Anyone who has given to the college for a minimum of five consecutive years becomes a member of The Ginkgo Society. Members of this select society will receive a special recognition marked with a ginkgo leaf—a simple symbol, a timeless memento, a badge of honor for those who remember what we are about in this place.

For more information on Ginkgo Society membership, contact Bobby Watson at or (205) 226-4920.

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