Iowa Wesleyan University recognizes donors of all levels with programs, donor lists, and events throughout the year. All alumni and friends who contribute to Iowa Wesleyan University are recognized in the Philanthropy Report published annually.


Cumulative Giving Society

The Founders Society expresses gratitude toward individuals and organizations whose gifts have made a significant difference in the lives of students and further advance the hopes and dreams of its founders.


Planned Giving Society

The Heritage Society was established to recognize and celebrate those who have chosen to make commitments to the University that will last beyond their living years.

This society includes those who choose to invest in the future of the University through many types of planned commitments.


Legacy Giving Society

The Purple and White Society recognizes the University’s most loyal donors who consistently support our mission and vision through annual contributions. The amounts of the gifts do not matter; giving consistently to The Wesleyan Fund does.

To become a member of the Purple & White Society you must give every year for five years based on the University’s fiscal year (June 1 – May 31). After five years, your membership in the society renews each year when you make your give to The Wesleyan Fund. Donors who give for 25 years are recognized as lifetime members.


Annual Fund Society

The Presidents Society recognizes those whose leadership-level giving sustains the college today. Members of The Presidents Society rise to the challenge of continuing the tradition of academic excellence for generations to come.

Membership in The Presidents Society is open to all alumni, parents and friends who make a gift to The Wesleyan Fund of $1,500 or more. Graduates of the past 15 years quality for membership at reduced rates. Giving includes personal and corporate matching gifts received during the College’s fiscal year (June 1 – May 31)

  • Alumni classes of 1999 and prior along with parents and friends of the college: $1,500 or more
  • Alumni classes of 2000-2004: $1,000 or more
  • Alumni classes of 2005-2009: $500 or more
  • Alumni classes of 2010-2014: $250 or more


Affinity Groups

The Tiger Athletic Club
Friends of the Harlan-Lincoln House
Friends of Music
Parents Circle
Friends of the Chadwick Library