Brown University is grateful to benefit from the contributions of its committed and generous community. Each year, the Brown Annual Fund recognizes its philanthropic leaders with membership in the 1764 Society and the Carrie Tower Society.

1764 Society

The 1764 Society provides recognition to those donors who contribute to the University through the Brown Annual Fund each and every year. Members of the Society set a philanthropic example for the Brown community, while playing a vital role in ensuring that Brown continues to thrive and grow with each incoming class.

Named for Brown's founding year, the 1764 Society celebrates these loyal members of our community in four categories:

3-4 Consecutive Fiscal Years of Participation
Members are inducted into the Society upon reaching three consecutive fiscal years of giving.

5-9 Consecutive Fiscal Years of Participation
Members receive a lapel pin commemorating this milestone.

10-24 Consecutive Fiscal Years of Participation
Members are welcomed into the next level of the Society upon reaching 10 consecutive years of giving. They will also receive a new lapel pin commemorating this milestone.

25 or More Consecutive Fiscal Years of Participation
Members receive special recognition upon reaching 25 consecutive years of giving.

Carrie Tower Society

The Carrie Tower Society honors donors who step forward as philanthropic leaders for Brown through their Brown Annual Fund contributions. The generosity of Carrie Tower Society members allows the University financial flexibility and ability to respond to the most pressing needs.

The Carrie Tower Society recognizes Brown Annual Fund Leaders, who offer financial support at the highest levels, and Brown Annual Fund Partners, who play a significant role in sustaining excellence on College Hill.

Brown Annual Fund Leaders    
President's Circle $100,000+  
Chancellor's Circle $50,000 – $99,999  
Provost's Circle $25,000 – $49,999  
Deans' Circle $10,000 – $24,999  
  $5,000 – $24,999 for undergraduate alumni who graduated 10-14 years ago
  $2,500 – $24,999 for undergraduate alumni who graduated 5-9 years ago
  $1,000 – $24,999 for undergraduate alumni who graduated 1-4 years ago
Brown Annual Fund Partners    
Summa Partners $5,000 – $9,999  
Magna Partners $2,500 – $4,999  
Cum Laude Partners $1,500 – $2,499  
  $1,000 – $2,499 for undergraduate alumni who graduated 10-14 years ago
  $500 – $2,499 for undergraduate alumni who graduated 5-9 years ago
  $250 – $2,499 for undergraduate alumni who graduated 1-4 years ago
  $50 – $2,499 for current students

Determining membership in the 1764 Society and the Carrie Tower Society

  • Brown Annual Fund recognition is based on the donor’s total contribution of gifts, pledge payments, and matching gifts received in a single fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). Unpaid pledges are not included.
  • Gifts made to The Brown Fund, impact funds, the BUSF Athletics Annual Fund (including the Athletics Director’s Excellence Fund and annual funds for athletics teams), the Brown Engineering Annual Fund, the Brown Medical Annual Fund, and the Brown Public Health Annual Fund are all recognized as gifts to the Brown Annual Fund.
  • Gifts designated to areas of the University other than the Brown Annual Fund are appreciated, however, they are not considered when determining membership in our Annual Fund recognition societies.
  • Once achieved, membership in the 1764 Society will continue until a fiscal year passes in which the member does not make a gift to the Brown Annual Fund. Former members can rejoin the 1764 Society after resuming their support of the Brown Annual Fund for three consecutive years.

 

For more information about our recognition societies, contact [email protected].