The purpose of this University-wide giving society is to strengthen the relationship between Northwestern and its donors, reaffirming the value of annual support at the leadership level. The Northwestern University Leadership Circle (NULC) fosters a vibrant community of engaged philanthropists who provide a broad base of support for Northwestern, its students, and its initiatives. Support the NULC.
Donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually to Northwestern become members of the Leadership Circle. Matching gifts from companies and firms count toward membership. You may choose from the following levels of giving, each offering a variety of benefits:
Member — $1,000 annually
Receive the NULC newsletter via email and recognition in Northwestern’s Honor Roll of Donors.
Fellow — $2,500
Receive invitations to University events and campus privileges such as visitor parking permits, as well as all Member benefits.
John Evans Circle — $5,000
Receive invitations to exclusive annual NULC events in select cities, and share all Fellow benefits.
Dean’s Circle — $10,000
Receive invitations to University events and special access to campus facilities, as well as all John Evans Circle benefits.
President’s Circle — $25,000
Receive invitations to events with the president and deans and membership in the President’s Book Club, as well as all Dean’s Circle benefits.
Founder’s Circle — $50,000
Receive invitations to exclusive events and VIP assistance with University matters, as well as all President’s Circle benefits.
Undergraduate Young Alumni
5–9 years out — $300
0–4 years out — $100
Learn more about young alumni giving.
Depending on how a gift is designated, Leadership Circle members may also be recognized through the giving society of a specific school or division of the University.