1850 Society Gala

Thanks to the support of students, alumni and friends, we are recognized as a top-tier research university and one of the top 10 best Catholic universities in the nation. Generous gifts demonstrate commitment to the University, and the 1850 Society recognizes and celebrates donors who give annually at the leadership level.

Membership in the 1850 Society is more than a reflection of one's belief in the mission of the University of Dayton. It's an investment in a transformative education. Any individual or couple who makes annual gifts to the University of Dayton totaling $1,000 or more, including matching gifts, automatically qualifies as a member of the 1850 Society.

Members of the 1850 Society receive an invitation to the annual Christmas Gala at the Dayton Art Institute.