The President’s Circle recognizes leadership-level gifts to the Valpo Fund, provided by generous donors who invest in Valparaiso University’s ongoing mission and who support Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future. Members of the President’s Circle are defined by their continued support of Valparaiso University, and annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the Valpo Fund qualify donors for membership in this prestigious giving society. Lifetime membership in the President’s Circle recognizes and honors those donors whose cumulative giving and commitments have reached $100,000 or more.

Leadership-level gifts are recognized by the President’s Circle in two categories — Annual and Lifetime.

"I am both honored and humbled to serve as the Chair of Valparaiso University’s President’s Circle. Members of the President’s Circle are the philanthropic leaders of Valpo and play a large role in bringing to life the mission of the University. Valpo is a special place for all of us, and it holds a special place in our hearts. We are grateful for the gift of a Valpo education, Valpo experiences, and the opportunity to create our own Valpo story. Now we can share this gift with today's generation of students, as those who came before us did."
Christine M. Zrinsky '86, President's Circle Chair"


Annual membership in the President’s Circle honors those donors who make gifts of $1,000 or more to the Valpo Fund.
Annual membership includes three recognition groups:

Scholars $5,000+ level 

  • Awarding of an annual scholarship, in your name, to a student
  • Special invitation to meet your scholar at the annual President’s Circle Honors Breakfast during Homecoming weekend
  • All Partners and Founders level benefits

 

Partners $2,500 – $4,999 level

 

  • Opportunity to purchase men's basketball parking in ARC Reserved lot
  • All Founders level benefits

 

Founders $1,000 – $2,499 level

  • Special recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors
  • University communications, such as the Valpo Magazine, the President’s Quarterly Report to Faculty and Staff, and Advance Valpo
  • Invitation to attend annual President’s Circle Honors Breakfast during Homecoming weekend
  • Opportunity to purchase men's basketball parking in Gold or ARC lots
  • Opportunity to purchase men’s basketball hospitality passes for ARC Suite
Lifetime membership in the President’s Circle recognizes and honors those donors whose cumulative giving and commitments have reached $100,000 or more in any of the following forms: planned gifts, outright gifts, new pledges, and matching gifts.

Lifetime membership includes eight recognition groups:

Century:  $100,000,000+

Visionary:  $50,000,000 – $99,999,999

Luminary:  $25,000,000 – $49,999,999

Ambassador:  $10,000,000 – $24,999,999

Fellow:  $5,000,000 – $9,999,999

Benefactor:  $1,000,000 – $4,999,999

Leader:  $500,000 – $999,999

Legacy:  $100,000 – $499,999

“Neither of my parents went to college; we didn’t have a lot of money. Scholarships were certainly pivotal in my decision to attend Valpo, and I’m just thankful for the people who gave money to support the scholarships well before me, which is part of the reason I’m so excited about supporting Valpo now.”
Andy Nunemaker ’91, CEO of Dynamis Software, Forever Valpo Campaign Co-Chair
“Both of my parents went to Valpo, and when I received my acceptance letter, my mom actually clapped. My parents have two other children who plan to attend college, so being awarded the Presidential Scholarship played a major role in my decision by enabling me to choose Valpo. Knowing the benefits this scholarship has given me and my family, I plan to pay it forward if ever given the opportunity.”
Haley Hoffman ’17, Presidential Scholarship Recipient