Norwich University


Partridge Society


The Partridge Society

The mission of the Partridge Society is to encourage alumni, parents, and friends of Norwich University to help the University achieve its financial goals and to formally recognize those who do so.

Membership

There are four categories of Partridge Society membership: Annual Members, Lifetime Members, Garrison Associates and members of the 1819 Circle

Annual Membership

The Partridge Society offers four levels of Annual Membership depending on when you graduated.

Undergraduate alumni who make gifts to Norwich totaling at least $200 during a fiscal year (June 1 - May 31) will be recognized as Annual Members, if they have graduated within the last five years.

School of Graduate and Continuing Studies alumni who make gifts to Norwich totaling at least $500 during a fiscal year (June 1 – May 31) will be recognized as Annual Members, if they have graduated within the last five years.

Undergraduate alumni who make gifts to Norwich totaling at least $500 during a fiscal year (June 1 - May 31) will be recognized as Annual Members, if they have graduated within the last six to ten years.

All other alumni and friends who make gifts to Norwich totaling at least $1,000 during a fiscal year (June 1 - May 31) will be recognized as Annual Members.

Summary of Partridge Society Annual Membership Levels

Total Annual Gift
(FY June 1  – May 31)
Years after
Graduation

$200 +

  1 - 5 undergraduate degree

$500 +

  1 - 5 master's degree

$500 +

  6 - 10 undergraduate degree

$1,000 +

  All others



Lifetime Membership Levels

Lifetime, Generals and Chairman’s Club memberships recognize cumulative lifetime giving of $20,000 or more.

Lifetime Membership Levels

Level

Lifetime Gift

Chairman’s Six Diamond Club

$10,000,000 +

Chairman’s Five Diamond Club

$8,000,000 - $9,999,999

Chairman’s Four Diamond Club

$6,000,000 - $7,999,999

Chairman’s Three Diamond Club

$4,000,000 - $5,999,999

Chairman’s Two Diamond Club

$2,000,000 - $3,999,999

Chairman’s One Diamond Club

$1,000,000 - $1,999,999

Five-Star General 

$750,000 - $999,999

Four-Star General

$500,000 – $749,999 

Three-Star General

$250,000 – $499,999

Two-Star General

$100,000 – $249,999

One-Star General

$50,000 - $99,999

Lifetime

$20,000 - $49,999

Garrison Associates

Garrison Associates members are recognized for their consecutive annual gifts to Norwich University. Members of the Garrison Associates are recognized at five-year intervals (5 years, 10 years, 15 years, etc.). If a donor misses a year, their next gift will start at the level for which they were last recognized. 

1819 Circle

1819 Circle members are recognized for their planned or deferred gifts to Norwich University. Members of the 1819 Circle have included Norwich in their wills or trusts or have made other gifts to Norwich through their estate plan, such as a life income gift (charitable gift annuity or remainder trust), (charitable gift annuity or remainder trust), gift of life insurance, or gift of real estate.

Recognition

Partridge Society Members are recognized in the Norwich University Annual Report. Members also receive a Partridge Society membership pin and are invited to attend the annual Partridge Society Luncheon held on Homecoming Weekend.

Board of Directors

The Society has an active Board of Directors, led by Mark T. Callahan ‘70. Visit Partridge Society Board of Directors to learn more.

Questions?

Please contact:

Chrissie M. Eastman ’90
Associate Director of Donor Recognition & Special Events
Development and Alumni Relations
phone: 802.485.2307
fax: 802.485.2340
Northfield, VT 05663
ceastman@norwich.edu  
   

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