Recognition Societies


Saint John's has established several honorary giving societies to recognize donors for their loyalty and high-level support. Donors are accorded membership in three benefactor societies based on their cumulative, deferred giving and annual giving.

Cumulative Giving - The Founders Society

Established in 2004, the Founders Society recognizes those who, through a one-time gift or through years of giving, have contributed $50,000 or more to Saint John's University or any of its sponsored programs.

Cumulative Giving - The Founders Society
Wimmer Founders $5 million or more
Di Marogna Founders $1 million to $4,999,999
Wittman Founders $500,000 to $999,999
Riss Founders $250,000 to $499,999
Muckenthaler Founders $100,000 to $249,999
Greil Founders $50,000 to $99,999

Planned Giving - The Benedictine Legacy Society

Established in 2000, The Benedictine Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have included Saint John's University or Abbey in their estate plans or who have made provisions for the university through a life income gift.

Annual Giving - The Fellows Society

Established in 1971, the Fellows Society recognizes benefactors who contribute $1,000 or more to the Student Fund yearly.

Established in 2009, the Young Fellows Society recognizes benefactors from the most recent ten graduating classes who contribute $500 to $999 to the Student Fund yearly.

Annual Giving - The Fellows Society
Don Talafous Fellows $25,000 or more
Donald LeMay Fellows $10,000 to $24,999
Virgil Michel Fellows $5,000 to $9,999
Martin Schirber Fellows $2,500 to $4,999
Walter Reger Fellows $1,000 to $2,499
Young Fellows $500 to $999