The Butler Giving Circle
The Butler Giving Circle is a community of alumni donors dedicated to supporting two mission-critical elements of Butler University’s vision for the future–student access and success and community partnerships.
Through an annual gift of $500 to the Giving Circle Fund, any Butler graduate can become a shareholder and voting member in the Butler Giving Circle. These funds are pooled and directed as such:
- 40% to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship, ensuring long-term sustainability of Butler's financial aid program.
- 40% to the Butler Giving Circle community grant recipient, informed by an annual shareholder vote.
- 20% to fund Butler student internships with Project 44, Butler Giving Circle's priority partner.
Current Butler students, faculty, and staff engaged with Indianapolis community partnerships may submit project ideas that aim to make a meaningful impact in the organization and in the community. After an initial review of potential applicant projects by Butler University Advancement and the Butler Giving Circle Executive Committee, Butler Giving Circle shareholders will have the opportunity to recommend final recipients by vote at the Butler Giving Circle annual meeting. Shareholders must make their $500 contribution to Butler University by May 31 each year to be eligible to vote for the community partnership grant recipient(s) at the annual meeting. Learn more about the Butler Giving Circle's inaugural grant.
If you have additional questions or want to learn more about how to join the Butler Giving Circle, contact Chelsea Smock, Associate Director of Alumni & Engagement Programs, at 317-940-3057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.