Giving Societies

Without our most generous and loyal donors, Davidson would not be the place it is. Our donors enable us to implement exceptional programs and initiatives that prepare our students to live lives of leadership and service. 

In appreciation, Davidson honors our generous and loyal donors through induction into the following giving societies.

Ne Ultra Society

The Ne Ultra Society was created in 1972 by the college's Board of Trustees to honor those who make exceptional gifts to Davidson. The Ne Ultra Society recognizes donors contributing gifts of $2,500 or more during the fiscal year. 

In recognition of our generous donors, Davidson has created five leadership giving circles.

  • Ne Ultra: $2,500
  • Cum Laude: $10,000-$24,999
  • Magna Cum Laude: $25,000-$49,999
  • Maxima Cum Laude: $50,000-$99,000
  • Summa Cum Laude: $100,000 and above

Young alumni gifts are also recognized at the Ne Ultra Level.

  • Classes of 2004-2008: $1,250 and above
  • Classes of 2009-2013: $750 and above

Founders Roundtable Society

The Founders Roundtable Society recognizes those who have made lifetime commitments to the college of $100,000 and above. The Founders Roundtable is comprised of three societies bearing prominent names from Davidson's founding years.

  • General William Lee Davidson Society - recognizes the college's foremost individual supporters, whose commitments to Davidson are $1 million and above. The group bears the name of the Revolutionary War general for whom the college is named.
  • Robert Hall Morrison Society - recognizes individuals who support Davidson at a level between $500,000 and $999,999. The society bears the name of Davidson's first president.
  • Peter Stuart Ney Society - recognizes individuals who support Davidson at a level between $100,000 and $499,999. The society bears the name of the creator of the college's seal and motto.

Fideles Society

The Fideles Society was introduced in 2004 as means to honor the most loyal supporters of Davidson. Fideles literally means "the loyal ones" and the giving society recognizes longstanding commitment to the college. Donors automatically become Fideles Society members after making gifts to Davidson for five or more consecutive years. 

The Maxwell Chambers Society

The Maxwell Chambers Society bears the name of this early benefactor whose bequest set the college on a new course, and for whom the Chambers Building was named. The Chambers Society allows Davidson to thank friends who have notified Davidson of their plans for future support through their estates.

For more information please contact Natalie Akin, associate director of donor relations, at 704-894-2717.