Presidents Club

The Presidents Club at BGSU provides the opportunity for a special kind of partnership with donors that attain lifetime giving levels of $15,000 or more. Founded in 1966, the Presidents Club is a distinguished group of donors who are dedicated to helping the University meet its educational and service commitments, including attainment of its vision - to be the premier learning community in Ohio and one of the best in the nation. Within the society there are nine different levels:

  • Pinnacle Society, lifetime gifts of $10 million and above
  • Cartwright Society, lifetime gifts of $5 million - $9,999,999
  • Williams Society, liftetime gifts of $1 million - $4,999,999
  • Prout Society, lifetime gifts of $500,000 - $999,999
  • Jerome Society, lifetime gifts of $250,000 - $499,999
  • Moore Society, lifetime gifts of $100,000 - $249,999
  • Olscamp Society, lifetime gifts of $50,000 - $99,999
  • Ribeau Society, lifetime gifts of $25,000 - $49,999
  • Founders Society, lifetime gifts of $15,000 - $24,999

Charter Members - 1966

Carroll Cheek '47, "Founding Father" (deceased)
William T. Jerome III (deceased)
Harold Anderson (deceased)
Robert Baron '40 (deceased)
Marlen Hoverson (deceased)
B. Cella Strong (deceased)
Theodore Wakefield (deceased)

The staff in the Office of Development are available to provide assistance and to work closely with a donor's advisors in determining the most advantageous method of giving.