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Join The President’s Leadership Giving Society

When you join The President’s Leadership Giving Society at Franklin Pierce you make a wonderful demonstration of your commitment to students. Gifts to the President’s Leadership Giving Society directly support the lives of our students and provide new possibilities for learning.

Your membership in this prestigious group enables you to help impact the lives of today’s students and tomorrow’s alumni.

Qualifying gifts include cash or appreciated assets (including matching gifts) donated by individuals or family foundations. To qualify for membership, commitments must be fulfilled by May 31 of each year. Gifts may be made by check, credit card, or appreciated securities. Pledges may be paid through regular installments on your credit card as well. Your gift is tax deductible.

YOUR support makes the difference

The University’s success and the future accomplishments of our students are inextricably tied to your support. Members of the President’s Leadership Giving Society help Franklin Pierce fulfill its mission to prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience. Critical initiatives across the University – from scholarships to technology and equipment, to instructional support and student development – all benefit from the generosity of President’s Leadership Giving Society members.


In addition to making a difference in the lives of our students, individuals who contribute $1,000 or more annually to Franklin Pierce receive:

  • Special recognition in University publications.
  • An invitation to an annual reception exclusively for members.

The Pierce Fund

The Pierce Fund is the most direct way to financially support the mission of Franklin Pierce University. Every dollar donated to the Pierce Fund is used to provide educational opportunities for current students which tuition and fees alone are not able to provide.

The Pierce Fund directly enhances the educational experience of every student on each of the five campuses by providing financial aid; books, magazines and online resources in the library; student leadership development programs; funds for visiting artists, speakers, and performers; Fitness Center equipment to promote healthy lifestyles; and career-oriented programs that provide students with an edge in the job market.

Simply stated, a gift to The Pierce Fund provides educational opportunities that change lives!


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The Programs of The Center for Engagement include:
• Alumni Association
• Alumni Association Board of Directors
• Parents Association
• Parents Association Board of Directors
• Career Networking Programs
• The Pierce Fund
• The Pierce Parents Fund
• The Ravens Club Athletic Fund
• The Pierce Clubs
• The Pierce Proud Tour

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enduring part of An education that matters!

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For more information on becoming a member of the President’s Leadership Giving Society, please contact:


Kathryn Bernier
Assistant Director of Development


An Invitation From
President James F. Birge

Members of the President’s Leadership Giving Society share a sincere interest in Franklin Pierce University and a deep commitment to seeing Franklin Pierce students flourish. Members of the President’s Leadership Giving Society have a profound impact on the institution and our most precious resource – our students. As a leadership member of our prestigious giving society, you affect students directly by enriching their educational experience at all levels of University life.

Your generosity allows our dedicated faculty and staff to provide each student with an education that gives them the knowledge and skills they need to live a successful, engaged, and fulfilling life. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds with more than 75 percent being the first in their families to go to college, while others carry on a proud family tradition of a higher education. Your gift provides the support we rely on to keep our promise to all of our students of an education that matters. I am grateful to all President’s Leadership Giving Society members and welcome those who are considering joining us.


Recognition Levels

the president’s council
An annual gift totaling $1,000 to $1,961

the president’s 1962 circle
An annual gift totaling $1,962 to $4,999

the president’s leadership council
An annual gift totaling $5,000 to $9,999

the trustees’ circle
An annual gift totaling $10,000 to $49,999

the regent’s council
An annual gift totaling $50,000 to $99,999

the chairman’s circle
An annual gift totaling $100,000 or more