Donor Recognition

We appreciate all gifts to the College and we like to provide special recognition to gifts at a certain level. The College has a number of gift clubs to recognize all levels of commitments to Emory & Henry. Donations to any level include recognition in the annual Honor Roll of Donors.

Gift Clubs

Emory & Henry has been blessed by remarkable generosity on the part of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends. To honor that generosity, E&H recognizes its donors at varied levels. The College community extends a hearty word of thanks to every person who has become a member of one of these gift clubs.


Gift Clubs & Commitment Levels:

  • Patrick Henry Society

    The Society takes its name from Patrick Henry, patriot, orator of the American Revolution and Virginia’s first governor. The Patrick Henry Society is composed of donors who contributed $1,775 or more to Emory & Henry during fiscal year. The $1,775 honors the year Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Liberty or Death” speech.

    President’s Circle-$25,000+
    Gold Circle-$10,000-$24,999
    Silver Circle-$5,000-$9,999
    Bronze Circle-$2,500-$,4,999
    Contributor’s Circle-$1,775-$2,499

    Donors who give at this level will receive special invitations to events throughout the year, including to a College dinner held in the fall.

    Patrick Henry Society Associates program (Young Alumni only)

    Alumni who graduated within the past 15 years become Patrick Henry Society Associate members with a fiscal year gift of $118 times the number of years since their graduation date. For example, if you graduated one year ago you can be in the Patrick Henry Society for only $118. If you graduated 10 years ago, you can be in the PHS for only $1,180. To reach this giving level, young alumni can make monthly installments or a one-time gift.

  • Tobias Smyth Club

    The name honors Tobias Smyth, a founder of the College. A devout, hard-working Methodist layman, Smyth made the first cash donation of $500 in 1835. Membership is open to persons or couples who contribute from $1,000 to $1,774 during the fiscal year.

  • Creed Fulton Club

    The Rev. Creed Fulton, an agent for the Holston Conference of the Methodist Church, was instrumental in the founding of Emory & Henry College and the raising of philanthropic support to do so. Membership is open to persons or couples who contribute from $500 to $999.

  • Spire Club

    The name pays tribute to Memorial Chapel, a handsome structure central to the life of the College. Membership is open to persons or couples who contribute from $100 to $249 during the fiscal year.

  • William Byars Club

    The name honors Colonel William Byars, a founder of the College, trustee, and architect of early campus buildings. Membership is open to persons or couples who contribute from $250 to $499 during the fiscal year.

  • Contributor

    Membership is open to persons or couples who contribute from $1 to $99 during the fiscal year.