University Development

Ovid Butler Society for Recent Graduates

Graduates of the last decade and students are the cornerstone of Butler's future. The Ovid Butler Society counts on members who have recently graduated and members who will soon graduate from Butler, and realizes that giving at the regular $1,000 Ovid Butler Society level is not always feasible for people at this stage in their lives. For that reason, recent graduates and students can receive full membership in the Ovid Butler Society at an adjusted giving amount, depending upon graduation year. For alumni with more than one degree from Butler University, the most recent graduation date is used. 

OBS membership levels for graduates of the last decade are as follows:

  Annual  Monthly 
Current Students:  $50 $4.16 
0-1 year since graduation (2014): $100 $8.34
2-4 years since graduation (2013, '12, '11): $250  $20.84 
5-7 years since graduation (2010, '09, '08): $500 $41.67 
8-9 years since graduation (2007, '06): $750 $62.50
10+ years since graduation (2005): $1,000 $83.34


  • Butler's fiscal year is June 1-May 31, however, privileges begin upon receipt of your Ovid Butler Society gift and continue for one full year.
  • An Ovid Butler Society gift provides recognition for two adults of your household. If alumni living in the same household did graduate in the same year, the oldest degree year is used.
  • If you are employed by or associated with a company that matches gifts, or if your spouse works for such a company, you could double or even triple your gift. Corporate matching gifts count toward the total amount for recognition purposes.


Butler University appreciates all gifts and recognizes OBS leadership gifts from recent graduates and students at the Founders Circle level. Benefits include:

  • Specially designed Ovid Butler Society enamel pin for first time donors.
  • Invitations to participate in special events such as receptions, educational seminars, campus tours, and guest lectures hosted by the OBS Executive Committee on campus.
  • Admittance to the Bulldog Club Hospitality Area during men's home basketball games.
  • Opportunity to purchase membership to the Health and Recreation Complex.
  • Discounts on campus space rental-limited to available and meeting purposes.
  • Discounts on merchandise in the Butler University Bookstore-excluding textbooks.
  • Discounts on adult tickets to select events at Clowes Memorial Hall-limit of four tickets.

If you have questions about the Ovid Butler Society or would like to receive additional information, please feel free to contact the Office of Annual Giving at 317-940-9469.