Giving club membership is calculated on gifts received by Oglethorpe during the fiscal year July 1-June 30.

Giving Levels

Phoebe Apperson Hearst Society | Gifts of $20,000 and above

Thornwell Jacobs Society | Gifts of $10,000 – $19,999

Philip Weltner Society | Gifts of $5,000 – $9,999

John Thomas Lupton Society | Gifts of $2,500 – $4,999

Sidney Lanier Society | Gifts of $1,000 – $2,499

Petrel Club | Gifts of $500 – $999

Carillon Club | Gifts of $250 – $499

1835 Club | Gifts of $100 – $249

Black and Gold Club | Gifts up to $99


The James Edward Oglethorpe Circle

JEO circleMembers of The James Edward Oglethorpe Circle are among the most generous and loyal university benefactors. Supporting students and faculty, academics, performing arts and athletics, facilities and more, Circle members are a vital part of OU’s success and the foundation of the OUR TIME campaign. The James Edward Oglethorpe Circle recognizes alumni, families and friends who contribute $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund or specific budgeted programs during the university’s fiscal year. We are deeply grateful to all members for the vision and generosity.

Carillon Club

Carillon ClubThe Carillon Club exists to allow Oglethorpe to distinguish and offer special acknowledgment to those individuals – alumni, parents and friends – who support the University through consecutive annual philanthropy. Ongoing philanthropy by consecutive donors strengthens the University’s ability to create and sustain academic programs, launch outreach initiatives that improve the community and provide educational opportunities for deserving students.

The Young Alumni Oglethorpe Circle

Be a part of Oglethorpe’s next generation of alumni leaders. The Young Alumni Oglethorpe Circle recognizes graduates of the last 10 years who set a standard for their peers through their involvement and philanthropic support of OU. As members of the Circle, young alumni are afforded unique opportunities to socialize, network and build relationships with other University leaders – trustees, alumni, parents, as well as business and community leaders.