Tower Society

Generosity built the University of Richmond, and then made it exceptional. Each year, members of the Tower Society sustain this remarkable legacy with a leadership gift to the Annual Fund or to a project or program they find personally meaningful. Leadership gifts provide our students with unparalleled learning opportunities and experiences, such as:

  • Average class size of 16, ensuring personal interaction with teachers and mentors
  • The Richmond Guarantee, a commitment to provide funds for students to pursue summer internships and research experiences
  • Teams competing in 17 D-1 sports and student athletes with a 92 percent graduation rate
  • Integrated learning across five schools, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity

Join the Tower Society today and play a key role at the University of Richmond.

Membership levels

President’s Circle
$50,000 and above

Founders' Circle

Gothic Circle

1830 Circle

Rector’s Circle

Lake Circle

Young Rector’s Circle
$1,000 (10th Reunion Year)            
$500 (5-9 years since graduation)
$250 (less than 5 years since graduation and Senior Class)


  • Tower Society membership is renewable annually. Because a gift to the University is often a shared decision, Spider couples enjoy joint membership.
  • The University honors Tower Society members at various special events throughout the year. These occasions offer an opportunity to gather with school leaders and renew ties with fellow dedicated Spiders.