Giving Circles & Societies

Join a proud tradition of giving back.

When you give to Cal Lutheran each year, you join a proud tradition of donors committed to bringing the very best to Cal Lutheran.

Giving circles and societies feature a variety of benefits based on your contribution level for the current fiscal year, which runs from June 1 through May 31. Memberships are renewable each year.

If your corporation matches your gift, it will count toward membership at a higher level.

Through an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more, you can join the prestigious Fellows Program. As a Fellow, you will be invited to exclusive academic, athletic, cultural, and social events throughout the year where you will meet faculty, students, and other members of the Fellows Program.

Fellows Program

Founders Circle

$1,000 to $1,958

The Founders Circle consists of individuals dedicated to the vision of Cal Lutheran's original founders. Members provide a tangible expression of their commitment to Cal Lutheran by contributing $1,000 to $1,958 each year to the CLU Annual Fund.

1959 Giving Society

$1,959 to $2,499

It took faith and vision to start Cal Lutheran back in 1959. It takes faith and vision to sustain Cal Lutheran. Members of the 1959 Giving Society distinguish themselves by contributing $1,959 to $2,499 each year to the CLU Annual Fund. Such strong support helps to underwrite programs of academic excellence so that Cal Lutheran can continue to train students for lives of leadership and service in their communities.

Purple and Gold Circle

$2,500 to $4,999

Members of the Purple and Gold Circle recognize the excellence of Cal Lutheran with their support. These alumni, parents and friends consistently share their pride and enthusiasm for Cal Lutheran by making an unrestricted gift to the CLU Annual Fund of $2,500 to $4,999 in the current fiscal year.

President's Circle

$5,000 to $9,999

The President's Circle consists of donors who wholeheartedly support the mission of Cal Lutheran to educate students through academic and co-curricular programs in the liberal arts. This dedicated, steadfast group of alumni, parents, and friends makes annual leadership gifts to the CLU Annual Fund of $5,000 to $9,999.

Regents Circle

$10,000 or more

The Regents Circle honors alumni, parents and friends whose annual gifts total $10,000 or more to the CLU Annual Fund. Their exceptional level of support does not go unnoticed – and the lasting impact of such generous support is much appreciated by the University.

Oak Tree Society

Oak Tree Society Oak Leaf

Giving for 3+​ consecutive years

The oak tree has often been used as a symbol of strength, nobility, and longevity. Similarly, the Oak Tree Society honors donors who have shown a commitment to giving to the CLU Annual Fund for three or more years consecutively. A gift, no matter how big or small, that is given every year to the University grows to the power of an oak tree when it is joined with gifts from other Cal Lutheran alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends.

Oak Tree Society members are recognized at Cal Lutheran events as well as on our websites and on printed donor lists by the symbol of an oak leaf next to their names.