1850 Society

Invest in Excellence

2016 Christmas 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. Please see the Honor Roll below for a list of current members.

Leadership Levels

  • Red and Blue:  $10,000+
  • Platinum:  $5,000–$9,999
  • Gold:  $2,500–$4,999
  • Silver:  $1,850–$2,499
  • Bronze:  $1,000–$1,849


Members of the 1850 Society have access to these exclusive benefits:

  • Invitations to attend campus and regional leadership annual giving events
  • Invitations to exclusive Reunion Weekend events
  • Email assistance for inquiries regarding leadership annual giving membership or other campus matters
  • A dedicated telephone number and staff who can assist with membership, campus matters and specialized arrangements such as personal campus tours and purchasing tickets for campus events. Members of the 1850 Society can call 888-963-1850 to speak to one of our staff.

1850 Society Honor Roll

Red and Blue - Red

Red and Blue - Blue






Annual Giving

Daniel J. Curran Place
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7054