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President's Club

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The President’s Club is Butler’s premier annual giving society that celebrates leadership donors who are committed to providing student scholarships, financial aid, and hands-on experiential learning opportunities that are essential to advancing Butler’s academic mission. Membership is based on cumulative annual gifts of $2,500 or more made during the University’s fiscal year, which runs from June 1 through May 31. Eligible gifts must be directed towards academic, scholarship, or student-life initiatives. 

Donor Circles

Membership in the President’s Club will extend Butler’s commitment to excellence and rich tradition of engaged education and will be recognized annually based on the following levels of support:

President's Club giving circles 









With the exception of athletic scholarship support, athletic donations are recognized through
the Bulldog Club, and not counted in the cumulative total for membership in The President’s Club. 


Member Benefits

In recognition of their leadership support, the President’s Club members will have access to a variety of benefits based on their giving circle. These exclusive benefits include:

  • Listing as annual leadership donors in the Honor Roll of Donors

  • Access to insider news and announcements

  • Invitations to presidential and other special events

  • A dedicated liaison who can assist with membership, campus matters, and specialized arrangements such as personal campus tours and purchasing tickets for campus events. 

  • Special membership gift

  • Bookstore discount

  • Discounted rate and access to campus facilities rentals

  • Invitation to participate in leadership conference calls with Butler administration (reserved for Leadership Circle and above)

  • Early event registration (reserved for Leadership Circle and above)

  • Access to special event discounts (reserved for Executive Circle and above)

Recent Alumni & Current Student Membership

chart identifying recent grad giving levels

Recent alumni who have graduated from Butler in the past 10 years are eligible for membership with a gift of $100 multiplied by the number of years since graduation. For example, if you are celebrating your fifth year reunion, your cumulative gift would need to total $500 to be considered a member of the President’s Club. Current students may be recognized as members of the President’s Club at the Dean’s Circle level with a gift of $50 or more. 


President’s Club Annual Tailgate

Members of the President's Club are invited to join students, faculty, and Butler leadership at the member tailgate during Homecoming weekend each year. Details regarding this year's tailgate will be made available in late summer. 

The Ovid Butler Society

The Ovid Butler Society has historically celebrated donors who annually demonstrate thoughtful contributions of $1,000 or more to any area of the University. We are grateful for an impressive community of donors who continue to support our founder’s commitment to providing lifelong learning to a diverse and deserving community of students. We look forward to continuing to recognize members of the Ovid Butler Society through our annual Honor Roll of Donors.


For more information about the President’s Club, contact the Office of Annual Giving at
317-940-9469 or