The 1881 Society

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Named for the founding year of the University of the Incarnate Word, The 1881 Society was launched in 2017 to recognize and celebrate a very special group of people: loyal alumni donors. The 1881 Society’s members have made a gift to UIW in consecutive years. Whether they have given for two years in a row or 50, their devotion, dedication, and consistency are hallmarks of the Incarnate Word family, which have strengthened the university generation after generation.

 Members will receive:

  • Recognition in the UIW Annual Report
  • Gift-impact communications
  • Invitations to special donor-recognition and campus-wide marquee events
  • Special Society-only keepsakes
  • Alumni who, for two consecutive fiscal years (June 1 – May 31), make gifts that support:
    • Any of UIW’s academic restricted funds
    • Any of UIW’s endowed scholarship funds
    • The UIW Annual Scholarship Fund
    • The UIW Annual Fund
    • Any current university priorities
  • These contributions can be outright gifts or completed pledge payments.
  • Consecutive giving prior to 2017 will automatically be enrolled.
  • To sustain your membership and reach new recognition milestones, make a gift every fiscal year (June 1 – May 31) to support:
    • Any of UIW’s academic restricted funds
    • Any of UIW’s endowed scholarship funds
    • The UIW Annual Scholarship Fund
    • The UIW Annual Fund
    • Any current university priorities
  • These contributions can be outright gifts or completed pledge payments.
  • Outright gifts and completed pledge payments qualify.
  • A student’s gift to his/her class’s Senior Gift campaign counts toward membership.
  • Matching gifts do not apply.
  • All gifts make a difference. Furthermore, participation in annual giving to UIW demonstrates that alumni care about this institution and endeavor to keep it strong for generations to come. Given IRS guidelines for tax-deductible gifts, however, we do require that the minimum gift amount for The 1881 Society align with the current calendar year (ex: 2017 = $20.17 or greater).
  • Impact On Students: You enhance UIW’s unique and highly personal learning environment, which empowers our students to exercise their academic, artistic and athletic talents.
  • Impact On Campus: You support UIW’s inspiring physical environment and, more importantly, the people who bring it to life.
  • Impact On The Community: You bolster the partnerships and programs that advance UIW’s impact along Broadway and beyond.