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donor recognition

Gift Recognition

We appreciate the generosity of those who support UW-Eau Claire’s tradition of excellence. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation acknowledges your contributions through several recognition programs:

Circle of Excellence

Recognition of significant giving over time, beginning at a $10,000 threshold for individual gifts and $25,000 for organizational gifts.

Giving levels:

Heritage Society: $1,000,000 and above
Builders Society: $500,000-999,999
Haas Society: $100,000-499,999
Schofield Society: $50,000-99,999
1916 Society: $25,000-49,999
Blue & Gold Society: $10,000-24,999

Council Oak Society

The Council Oak Society recognizes those who have confirmed planned or deferred gifts to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Planned or deferred gifts include bequests in wills, insurance arrangements, charitable gift annuities or deferred annuities, many trust arrangements, pooled income funds, gifts of appreciated securities or real property, as well as other arrangements. For more information, see the Foundation's gift-planning Web pages.

The Council Oak Society is named after the Council Oak Tree, which stood on the site of the UW-Eau Claire campus for nearly 300 years. The large tree served as a shelter, marker and gathering place for generations of Native Americans who lived in the area and, finally, for generations of university students. The original tree was blown down in a wind storm in 1987 and replaced with a new tree in 1990. The oak tree remains a prominent historical symbol on campus, and its image is a part of the university seal.

Confirm your planned gift to the Foundation by submitting a completed declaration of intent for an estate gift.