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The 1891 Society

The 1891 Society commemorates  our founding year and recognizes individuals who give $1,000 or more to the University of La Verne each year. The generosity of this group enables La Verne to enhance the outstanding academic, leadership, and service-learning experiences it offers to its students. Whether designated to support the university’s highest priority or a specific program or college, leadership gifts make a meaningful difference in transforming lives.

Impact of The 1891 Society Gifts

Each and every gift makes a distinct impact on the lives of our students. Members of The 1891 Society provide the support that allows La Verne to expand the scope of student offerings at all our campuses.

Member Benefits

All members of The 1891 Society enjoy:

  • an exclusive invitation to the annual Giving Society reception;
  • special invitations to campus lectures, concerts and other events; and
  • special recognition in university publications.

How to Join The 1891 Society

Gifts of $1,000 or more can be made by cash, check, credit card by phone and by mail. Checks are payable to the University of La Verne. If you have questions or would like to set up a pledge payment schedule, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at (909) 448-4692.

Recognition Levels for The 1891 Society

Membership determination is based on individual donors who make an annual gift(s) totaling $1,000 or more.

  • President’s Circle: $25,000 or more
  • Provost’s Circle: $10,000 -$24,999
  • Dean’s Circle: $5,000 -$9,999
  • Founder’s Circle: $1,000 -$4,999

All gifts to the university (including matching gifts from a donor’s employer) count toward the donors total giving in any fiscal year.

Membership is calculated by fiscal year (July 1-June 30) rather than every calendar year. You may give as many times as you wish in this date range to have gifts counted toward membership.