President's Circle

Through your annual gift of $1,000 or more, Lewis is proud to honor you in this prestigious society for your ongoing commitment to upholding the Lasallian Mission and values.

Grow with Lewis

From its beginning Lewis University has relied on the generosity of those who understand that shaping the lives of young people builds a better future for us all. Their gifts make it possible for all talented students to enroll, regardless of their stations in life. Such selfless benefactors have helped our University to become one of the premier Catholic educational institutions in the region. In 2011, Lewis welcomed our largest and most academically qualified freshman class in our history. Now more than ever, Lewis relies upon the generosity of our benefactors as more students seek the benefit of a Lasallian education. In recognition of this invaluable support, Lewis University created the President’s Circle to honor those individuals who share in the University’s vision to prepare graduates who are intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, socially responsible, and globally aware, and who support this Mission with an annual gift of $1,000 or more.

Share with Lewis

We understand that your investment in Lewis is a statement of your belief in our mission, your faith in our students, and your hope for the future. As a President’s Circle member we want you to share in the mission of Lewis University, and we want to be informed about your investment in Lewis and our students. Therefore you will receive regular informational e-mails, special invitations to campus events, and an invitation to the annual President’s Circle dinner. You will also be listed in the President’s Annual Report and on the Lewis Website among the most dedicated alumni and friends of Lewis University.

Invest in Lewis

President’s Circle may be made in several ways. Many members send a personal check and deduct their gift from their Federal income taxes that same year. You may also charge your gift to a credit card as a single payment or as recurring monthly payments. If you wish to pledge now and pay later, simply notify us of your intentions, and we will send a reminder to you at the appropriate time.Some President’s Circle members find advantages in making gifts of appreciated securities. Your gift of stock qualifies you for an income tax charitable deduction for the current market value of the securities – but you pay no capital gains on the appreciated portion.A large number of corporations offer matching gift programs that double or triple the value of gifts from their employees. Your company’s matching gift will be added to your own personal gift and will be countered as part of your President’s Circle membership.

For Further Information

If you are interested in learning more about the President’s Circle at Lewis University, contact University Advancement at (815) 836-5471 or email us at universityadvancement@lewisu.edu.