Friends of Stritch

Cardinal Stritch University has several giving societies to recognize those who have made significant investments to Stritch.


Through their interest in the University's success and their leadership in giving, members of these societies share a common bond in their commitment to providing an exceptional, transformative education to current and future Stritch students.

Annual Giving Societies

Cardinal Stritch University also has giving categories to recognize those who make significant annual investments in Stritch. These recognition levels are based on gifts made during a single fiscal year ending July 31.Qualifying gifts may come in the form of cash, stocks, matching gifts, or securities.

The President's Tau Society ($1,000 +)

St. Francis of Assisi dedicated his life to giving. He adopted the Tau as the symbol of his conversion and his pledge to serve, and so to lead. In the spirit of St. Francis, you’re invited to fulfill just such an inspiring role today. By joining The President's Tau Society, you’ll help set the pace in securing the financial future of the University. Society members contribute gifts of at least $1,000 annually.

The President's Tau Society Information and Benefits

Founder’s Circle ($500-$999) Members of the Founder's Circle pay a special tribute to the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi who founded the University in 1937.

Stritch Partners ($250 $499) 

Stritch Partners recognizes alumni and friends who increase their commitment to become partners in the success of the University.

The Centennial Club ($100-$249)  The point of entry for the Stritch Annual Fund giving clubs, this club recognizes alumni and friends who support Stritch in providing a values-centered education.

Lifetime Giving Societies

St. Francis Society Recognizes donors who have contributed $1,000,000 or more to Stritch during their lifetime.

St. Clare Circle Recognizes donors who have contributed $500,000 to $999,999 to Stritch during their lifetime.

Samuel Cardinal Stritch Society Recognizes donors who have contributed $100,000 to $499,999 to Stritch during their lifetime.

Estate Commitment Giving Societies

Franciscan Heritage Society Recognizes donors who have made future estate commitments to Stritch.

For more information about Stritch's giving societies, please contact Chris Lange, director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, at (414) 410-4207.