Davidson's giving societies recognize our most generous donors and the disproportionate impact they create for the college and its students.

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-$9,999
  • Cum Laude: $10,000-$24,999
  • Magna Cum Laude: $25,000-$49,999
  • Maxima Cum Laude: $50,000-$99,999
  • Summa Cum Laude: $100,000 and above

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

  • Classes 1-5 years out from graduation: $750 and above
  • Classes 6-10 years out from graduation: $1,250 and above
Steve McMillan and others

We wanted to make a gift that would really make a difference and raise people’s creativity for supporting other programs. Everything we do is to be a catalyst for others.

Steve MacMillan ’85 on his family’s gift to support the Davidson Golf Program


Founders Roundtable Society

The Founders Roundtable Society recognizes those who have made lifetime commitments to the college of $100,000 and above. The President’s Circle of the Founders Roundtable celebrates those who made lifetime commitments of $1 million or more, as follows:

  • Cum Laude: $1,000,000-$2,999,999 lifetime giving
  • Magna Cum Laude: $3,000,000-$4,999,999 lifetime giving
  • Maxima Cum Laude: $5,000,000-$9,999,999 lifetime giving
  • Summa Cum Laude: $10,000,000+ lifetime giving

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.

Gene Adcock ’62 and Cade Vela ’22

I came from a happy but poor family, but we were reassured in 1958 that while students may leave Davidson for academic or medical reasons, they never leave because of financial concerns. So, after I graduated, I wasn’t sure how, but I knew I’d give something back to Davidson every year.

Gene Adcock '62 on his family’s support of Davidson scholarships



For more information on Giving Societies, please contact: Katie Davidson, Director of Donor Relations, at kadavidson@davidson.edu or 704-894-2688.