Recognition Societies

Donor support ensures that critical funding is available for scholarships, research, programming and facilities that advance educational excellence and prepare students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. In acknowledgement of their steadfast generosity, UNT’s most supportive philanthropic leaders are recognized as members of our giving societies.

McConnell Society

The McConnell Society is named in honor of Joseph McConnell (1934-1951), whose work as the university’s seventh president paved the way for graduate studies. This society honors inspirational donors whose cumulative lifetime giving totals $1 million or more.

For more information about the McConnell Society, please contact Donor Relations.

The McConnell Society

Matthews Society

The Matthews Society honors J.C. Matthews (1951-1968), who conferred the university’s first graduate degree while serving as the eighth president. This society recognizes generous donors who have made cumulative lifetime contributions of $500,000 to $999,999.

For more information about the Matthews Society, please contact Donor Relations.

The McConnell Society

Kendall Society

The Kendall Society was established in recognition of the university’s fourth president, J.S. Kendall (1901-1906), who is credited with building the foundation for a thriving university. This society honors loyal donors who have made cumulative lifetime gifts of $250,000 to $499,999.

For more information about the Kendall Society, please contact Donor Relations.

The McConnell Society

Chilton Society

The Chilton Society honors the man whose determination to charter the Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute led to the UNT we know today: the university’s founder and first president, Joshua C. Chilton (1890-1893). This society celebrates donors who have made cumulative lifetime gifts of $100,000 to $249,999.

For more information about the Chilton Society, please contact Donor Relations.

The McConnell Society

The President’s Council

The President’s Council was established in the early 1970s, coinciding with the inauguration of UNT President C.C. Nolen (1971-1979). Society membership includes donors who have made cumulative lifetime gifts of $25,000 to $99,999.

For more information about the President’s Council, please contact Donor Relations.

The McConnell Society

The 1890 Society

The 1890 Society takes its name from the year the University of North Texas was founded. It honors those who have named the university in their estate plans. For more information, contact the Estate and Planned Giving office.

The 1890 Society

The Loyal Eagles

Loyal Eagles are devoted members of the UNT community who have made a gift of any amount for two or more consecutive years. For more information, please contact Annual Giving.

UNT Loyal Eagles

Diamond Eagles

The Diamond Eagles Society utilizes a venture philanthropy model to initiate positive change on campus. Members make annual contributions of $1,000 or more to the society. These gifts are pooled together to fund a high-impact campus project, determined by a member majority vote.

For questions, please contact Diamond Eagles.

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UNT Diamond Eagles