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1882 FAQs

president's club logoWill the President's Club still exist?
Yes. President's Club is recognition of all who donate $1,000 or more annually to St. Ambrose University. The 1882 Society recognizes those that give $1,882 or more annually to the university.

Is there still going to be a President's Club Dinner and newsletter?
Yes, we will still have our annual dinner in appreciation of all of our leadership donors. And all members will continue to receive the President's Club eNewsletter.

Why should I join The 1882 Society?
Since its founding in 1882, St. Ambrose University has been shaped by visionaries. Inspired by our University's founding and traditions, 1882 Society donors are at the forefront of university philanthropy, made possible through their commitment to and deep understanding of leadership responsibilities. Their substantial annual gifts to St. Ambrose University set them apart as shining examples of what it means to be an Ambrosian – a collection of exceptional individuals whose unified efforts significantly impact the education and enrichment of today's and tomorrow's students.

Are there levels of the 1882 Society?
• Ambassador $1882 - $4,999
• Benefactor $5,000-$9,999
• Founder $10,000 - $24,999
• Visionary $25,000 and above

Are there any special benefits to joining The 1882 Society?
1882 Society members contribute a minimum of $1,882 annually and receive these benefits:

• 1882 Society recognition reception at the home of the President
• Access to two exclusive campus events hosted by St. Ambrose University leaders
Spring 2016: 1882 Concert in Madsen Hall - piano concert with Marian Lee and Bill Campbell with reception
Fall 2016: Shakespeare! with Nancy Hayes, with reception
• Annual donor event honoring philanthropic leadership (President's Club dinner)
• Leadership Giving newsletter
• Prominent listing in the annual Enrichment Report

Click here to make your gift or pledge online

Have more questions? Call Margaret Babbitt, Director of the Ambrose Annual Fund at 563.333.6287 or email