The Fairmount Society
This is Wichita State University’s most distinguished support group. Members are invited to the Fairmount Society Dinner, the WSU Foundation's most exclusive event. They are also included in the President’s Club. Associate status is given to corporations, businesses and foundations.
- Fairmount Society Lifetime Achievement Member – donations exceed $1 million
- Fairmount Society Lifetime Distinction Member – contributions are between $500,000 and $1,000,000
- Fairmount Society Lifetime Member – has donated $200,000 or more
- Fairmount Society Annual Member – minimum giving is $20,000 during the current fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)
See photos, videos and award recipients from the 2012 celebration.
Lifetime membership is extended to donors contributing $100,000 to $199,999 in a lifetime. Annual members are recognized for giving $3,500 to $19,999 during the current fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Associate status is given to corporations, businesses and foundations.
This year's President's Club Celebration was held on Oct. 11, 2012, at the Preferred Health Systems Multipurpose Gym in Charles Koch Arena.
See photos of new President's Club Life Members at the 2012 celebration.
Society of 1895
In 1895, 30 men and women comprised the first class of Fairmount College in Wichita. They, along with the faculty and founders of this college, served as the firm foundation from which the University of Wichita emerged, and now, Wichita State University. The Society of 1895 draws its name from this proud legacy and honors those alumni and friends who have included a gift to Wichita State in their estate plans.
Learn more about the Society of 1895 and planned giving.
See photos from the 2013 luncheon.
Lists of individuals qualifying at these and our other giving levels can be found in our annual report.