Named for the University’s founding father, the Ira Allen Society represents the pinnacle of philanthropy to the University of Vermont. Just as Ira Allen shaped the institution’s earliest legacies, today’s Ira Allen Society members continue to mold the University of Vermont.

Ira Allen Society members believe in the importance of ongoing financial investments to create opportunities and transform lives at the University of Vermont. Their support — whether through lifetime giving, annual giving, or both — are essential to the future of the University.

Ira Allen Society Lifetime Members

The Ira Allen Society recognizes UVM’s most loyal donors by acknowledging individuals whose cumulative lifetime gifts and commitments to UVM reach or exceed $100,000, with special recognition given to donors of $1 million or more. This includes cash, pledges, planned gifts, and corporate matching gifts, as well as credit for donor-advised funds and private foundations.

Members at this level receive:

  • A lifetime invitation to the society’s annual on-campus celebration
  • Timely communication about UVM’s accomplishments
  • A subscription to “Impact,” the bi-annual UVM Foundation newsletter
  • Invitations to University-hosted events and activities both on campus and in your area
  • VIP campus tours

Ira Allen Society Annual Members

Annual members of the Ira Allen Society play a critical role in the success of the University of Vermont, providing continuing, steadfast support year after year. A gift of $2,500 or more in any one fiscal year (July1 - June 30) qualifies a donor as an annual member of the Ira Allen Society. This includes all cash gifts and corporate matching gifts, as well as credit for donor-advised funds and private foundation gifts.

Annual members of the Ira Allen Society enjoy many opportunities for ongoing engagement with the University of Vermont, including special “insider” communications about campus and opportunities to attend private Ira Allen Society events both on campus and regionally.

Young alumni qualify for the Ira Allen Society with postgraduation, incremental gifts of $100 for each year beginning with graduation until the 10th reunion.

For more information, contact:
Kevin Morgenstein Fuerst
Senior Director of Annual Giving
(802) 656-3227
Kevin.Morgenstein-Fuerst@uvm.edu