Eternal Flame Society
Every gift makes an impact. And every donor who makes a gift deserves recognition. The UND Alumni Association & Foundation sincerely thanks all alumni and friends who have made gifts and commitments to support students, faculty, programs, and places at the University of North Dakota.
The Eternal Flame Society is named after the symbolic landmark found between Twamley and Merrifield Halls, to recognize UND’s generous and forward-thinking donors.
The Adelphi Circle, which recognizes donors who have given $5 million+ to the University, takes its name from the Adelphi Fountain, the first purely decorative fixture on campus. It was presented to the University of North Dakota by the Adelphi Literary Society in 1908. The Adelphi Circle now includes what was previously known as the 1889 Circle.
$1,000,000 - $4,999,999
The William Budge Circle, which recognizes donors who have given between $1 million and $5 million, is named after William Budge, a leading figure among UND’s first group of Trustees. He served from 1891-1907.
$100,000 - $999,999
The Thomas Clifford Circle, which recognizes donors who have given between $100,000 and $1,000,000, is named after Thomas Clifford, UND’s longest-serving leader. Clifford spent more than 50 years on campus as a student, dean, and finally president from 1971-1992. The Clifford Circle now includes what was previously known as the George Starcher circle.
$10,000 – $99,999
The President’s Circle includes all donors who have given between $10,000 and $100,000. It gets its name from the commitment that donors make to support UND’s vision, which is shaped and guided by the sitting president.
The Legacy Circle includes donors who have confirmed testamentary commitments to the UND Foundation. Members of this circle have pledged to have their legacies live forever at the University of North Dakota.
Bold text indicates new to that giving circle.
Reflects donations processed through 9.30.16.
Donations include those that were matched by the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund.