Thanks to donors like you, UBC is able to provide support to thousands of students, improve the teaching and learning environment, stimulate innovative research, and reach out to the wider community. The purpose of giving clubs is to offer us an opportunity to extend our appreciation of your thoughtfulness in making a provision, through your gift, for students, educators and researchers at the University. With your support of scholarship and service, knowledge and discovery, and the physical underpinnings so vital to teaching and learning, you are helping us enrich the experiences of our students, and through them, our community and our world.
GIVING CLUB RECOGNITION PROGRAM
Wesbrook ($1,000 to 24,999 annually)
In 1981, the Wesbrook Society was founded by a handful of loyal alumni members to acknowledge and involve all individuals who form the foundation of giving to UBC. Members of the Wesbrook Society receive a welcome letter from the Vice President of Development and Alumni Engagement; a donor e-newsletter sent in June and December; an invitation to the annual donor recognition evening event hosted by the President and access to the UBC Donor Lounge. In addition, Wesbrook Society members are kept up to date with interesting events on campus.
Chancellor’s Circle ($25,000 to 249,999)
The Chancellor’s Circle was established in 1985 to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed $25,000 or more in lifetime giving to UBC. Members of the Chancellor’s Circle receive a letter from the University Chancellor; a donor e-newsletter sent in June and December; invitations to Uniquely UBC events; and access to the UBC Donor Lounge.
President’s Circle ($250,000 or more)
Established in 1993, the President’s Circle recognizes the university’s most influential supporters for their contributions of $250,000 or more to the success of UBC’s mission.
Members of the President’s Circle receive a letter from the University President and Vice Chancellor; a donor e-newsletter sent in June and December; invitations to Uniquely UBC events; an invitation to President’s holiday season event; donors of $1 Million or more will also receive an invitation to the President’s summer BBQ event and access to the UBC Donor Lounge.
Heritage Circle (Planned/Deferred Gifts)
The Heritage Circle was established in 1993 to recognize individuals who have made a provision for UBC in their estate plans. The tradition of legacy giving at UBC is a long and inspiring one; in fact the first gift to UBC was a bequest from Dr. Alexander Monro in 1932. Ever since, legacy gifts and bequests have significantly enriched and strengthened our ability to provide students and faculty with the best possible resources and conditions for learning and research. Members of the Heritage Circle receive a donor e-newsletter sent in June and December; invitations to Uniquely UBC events; and access to the UBC Donor Lounge.
Faculty and Staff Society (annual gifts of any amount)
The Faculty and Staff Society was established in 2013 specifically to celebrate the generosity and dedication of those who work, teach and conduct research at UBC. It was formed to acknowledge and recognize all the faculty, staff and emeriti who have made donations of any amount to the university within the current year. The Faculty and Staff Society aims to inspire other colleagues to be part of UBC’s growing tradition of giving. Members of the Faculty and Staff Society receive a welcome email from the Faculty and Staff Society co-chairs; a donor e-newsletter sent in June and December; an invitation to the Faculty and Staff Society Coffee Break event; and access to the UBC Donor Lounge.
Monthly Giving Society (monthly gifts of any amount)
Established in 2018, UBC’s Monthly Giving Society was created to recognize the importance of recurring monthly donations. An amazing donor community whose ongoing commitment to knowledge, research, and education provides long-term, sustainable support that helps students reach their full potential, researchers find answers, and communities flourish and grow. Members receive a welcome email from the Director of Annual Giving; a donor e-newsletter sent in June and December; an invitation to the Donor Appreciation Evening event; and access to the UBC Donor Lounge. In addition, Monthly Giving Society members are kept up to date with interesting events on campus.