Named in honor of the year Northwestern was founded, the 1851 Society recognizes contributors who make annual, leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to the Northwestern Annual Fund or University Scholarships. Leadership gifts to these areas have immediate impact because they allow the president to respond to opportunities as they arise and meet the most pressing needs of the University.

Members also receive the benefit of joining the Northwestern University Leadership Circle, a University-wide giving society.

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