EKU Recognition Levels

To honor Eastern Kentucky University 's most generous supporters, a number of giving societies have been formed that recognize annual donations, cumulative support, and those special individuals who have made some type of future provision for the University. Through the following structure we want to recognize you, thank you, and keep you and other generous contributors connected to EKU's learning community. Your dedication to Eastern serves as an example for others to follow.

Annual Giving Levels: Ambassadors Level - $100 - $249
Heritage Level - $250 - $499
Founders Level - $500 - $999

The Circle of Opportunity Annual Giving Levels

Milestone Circle - $10,000 or more
Associates Circle - $5,000-$9,999
1906 Circle - $2,500-$4,999
President’s Circle - $1,000-$2,499

The Legacy Society

The Eastern Kentucky University Legacy Society recognizes alumni and friends who have provided for EKU in their estate plans. These charitable contributions greatly benefit Eastern while often offering substantial tax advantages to the donors. The most common form of an estate or “planned” gift is a will bequest in which a donor names EKU as beneficiary of a specific dollar amount or residual percentage of an estate. Other planned gift options include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and gifts of life insurance. A number of unique variations are possible with these plans, many of which provide donors with lifetime payments. If you have already made estate provisions for EKU or if you have questions about the Legacy Society, please contact Melinda Murphy at 859-622-8090 or melinda.murphy@eku.edu.