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Giving Societies

When you join one of USF’s giving societies, you automatically become part of a group of donors whose individual and collective impact has transformed the university.

Whether you make an annual gift, explore the opportunity to leave a legacy through our gift planning program or participate as a parent, USF's giving societies are our way of inviting you to take part in a special experience.

Dons Experience

The Dons Experience celebrates the University of San Francisco’s loyal and generous Athletics donors who believe in developing leaders both in the classroom, on the court, and in the field. Dons Fund annual donors of $100 to $50,000 or more are eligible to receive the exclusive experiences below:

$100+

All experiences above, plus:

  • A USF Dons memento to express our thanks

$500+

All experiences above, plus:

  •   Invitation to one preferred preseason practice for your team of choice

 $1,000+

All experiences above, plus:

  • Postseason ticketing priority and President’s Ambassadors experience

$2,500+

All experiences above, plus:

  • Opportunity for one youth U12 to serve as a bat/ball kid for MBB/WBB/BSB

$5,000+

All experiences above, plus:

  • Access for two individuals to a pregame MBB reception with remarks by the Athletic Director and coaching staff

$7,500+

All experiences above, plus:

  • USF Dons apparel gift and digital recognition during a game

$10,000+

All experiences above, plus:

  • A personal visit with the Athletic Director, select head coaches, and honorary captain before one USF home game for your program of choice

$25,000+

All experiences above, plus:

  • “Coach for a day” experience

 $50,000+

All experiences above, plus:

  • Opportunity to join a team on an away trip and a VIP experience at the WCC Championships. Includes a special dinner with Rev. Paul Fitzgerald, VIP seating at games, and access to suite and press conferences

There are many ways that you can make a gift to help support our student-athletes. The easiest way to make a gift is to contact Brandon Graves, Associate Athletic Director, Development, or make a gift online.

Fr. John Lo Schiavo Legacy Society

Legacy gifts have an enduring effect on USF’s students and faculty. They help secure the university’s future as well as support initiatives that are most important to you.

These types of plans often include a gift through a will or trust, charitable trust, establishment of a charitable gift annuity, or beneficiary designation in a retirement plan.

The legacy society honors the example of Fr. John Lo Schiavo, whose inspired leadership at USF spanned more than six decades. Society members carry on Fr. Lo’s legacy of enduring devotion to Jesuit values through education.

Enjoy Uniquely USF Experiences

  • Invitations to special events and recognition as a member of the Fr. Lo Schiavo Legacy Society
  • A distinctive Fr. Lo Schiavo Legacy Society pin
  • Charitable gift planning information tailored to your financial and philanthropic goals
  • Subscription to Planning Matters, a periodic newsletter with gift planning and tax saving ideas

President's Ambassadors

The President’s Ambassadors giving society celebrates the University of San Francisco’s loyal and generous annual donors who believe in the University’s mission of educating hearts and minds that change the world. President’s Ambassadors are invited to experience the impact of their giving and engage with the University through the experiences listed below. 

The President’s Ambassadors giving society is also proud to recognize current students and young alumni at special giving levels for their commitment to supporting the next generation of USF students.

Student Ambassador, $50 or more

  • A President’s Ambassadors medal to be worn as part of your graduation regalia
  • Student Ambassadors receive Ambassador Level ($1,000-4,999) experiences

Ambassador Level, $1,000-4,999

  • An invitation to the annual President’s Ambassadors Champagne Brunch and Mass
  • A President’s Ambassador Membership Card* which provides:
  • Checkout privileges at Gleeson Library | Geschke Center
  • 10% discount at the USF bookstore on your favorite Dons gear

Young Alumni Ambassador Level, $100-500 or more

  • Young Alumni Ambassadors receive Ambassador Level ($1,000-4,999) experiences

 Criteria:

  • $100+ | 0-4 years since graduation
  • $250+ | 5-7 years since graduation
  • $500+ | 8-10 years since graduation

Leadership Level, $5,000-9,999

All benefits above, plus:

  • Exclusive invitations to meet world-renowned leaders at select USF events and receptions

Provost's Circle, $10,000-24,999

All benefits above, plus:

  • Concierge service* for information on upcoming events, parking, and help setting up your campus visit. 

President's Circle, $25,000 or more

All benefits above, plus: 

  • Opportunity to experience the impact of your giving on campus including personalized tours, lectures, or connecting with students and/or faculty

*Concierge service available by request, contact: concierge@usfca.edu or (415) 422-2351

The Wolf & Kettle Society

The Wolf & Kettle Society celebrates generous alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who have given a gift, at any level, for any purpose, to USF for two or more consecutive years.

As a token of the university's appreciation, members receive a customized sticker to commemorate their dedication to USF. It is our hope that as a Wolf & Kettle Society member, you will feel great pride in the important role you play in enriching the USF experience for our campus and community.

The Legend of Wolf and Kettle

Many years ago, in the Basque country of Spain, there lived a prosperous and generous family who, after feeding families and soldiers, had enough left over for the wolves. The image of two wolves eating at a cauldron became the symbol of the family’s generosity. Many centuries later, St. Ignatius of Loyola would be born into this family and would go on to establish the Jesuit order.

The loyalty of  Wolf & Kettle Society members embodies the spirit of generosity and giving demonstrated by the Loyola family.

Benefits and Offerings

Donors who have given 15+ years to USF are invited to experience the offerings below:

Green Tier (15-24 Years of giving to USF)

  • A membership card that gets you entry and checkout privileges at the Gleeson Library Geschke Learning Center AND 10% off Dons Gear at USF Bookstore
  • Concierge services at USF
  • Free parking on campus* with 24-hours prior notice (must contact concierge@usfca.edu within business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F)
  • One-time entry passes to Koret Health and Recreation Center

Gold Tier  (25 years or more of giving to USF)

  • A Wolf and Kettle memento recognizing your dedicated years of giving
  • A membership card that gets you entry and checkout privileges at the Gleeson Library Geschke Learning Center AND 10% off Dons Gear at USF Bookstore
  • Concierge services at USF
  • Free parking on campus* with 24-hours prior notice (must contact concierge@usfca.edu within business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F)
  • One-time entry passes to Koret Health and Recreation Center

For questions about your membership or the experiences listed here, email concierge@usfca.edu or call (415) 422-2351.

Office of Development
2130 Fulton Street
Lone Mountain Rossi 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Hours

M–F, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.