Leadership Giving

Lesley University is proud to honor the distinguished group of Leadership Donors who make significant investments in the university’s commitment to excellence with contributions ranging from $1,000 to more than $25,000.

Leadership Annual Giving Societies

Members of our leadership annual giving societies represent the highest level of donors at Lesley University and act as one of the most important sources of annual income for our community. Loyal donors contribute a minimum of $1,000 per fiscal year to the Fund for Lesley, helping to support student resources and advance Lesley’s mission and reputation.


Leadership Donor Levels and Recognition

Lesley recognizes the remarkable difference our generous donors make across the university. In appreciation of this generous support, special events and benefits have been designed to give our 2016–2017 donors an insider’s perspective.

  • President's Circle / $25,000+

    An invitation to a private dinner with the President (Spring 2017) plus membership benefits of the Brattle, Doble, and Porter Societies

  • Brattle Society / $10,000 to $24,999

    An invitation to dine with a featured speaker of the Boston Speakers Series (2017-2018 season) plus membership benefits of the Doble and Porter Societies

  • Doble Society / $5,000 to $9,999

    Invitations to private art exhibitions/event receptions, including the Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture Series (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018), a complimentary book from Lesley’s annual “Campus Read” program, and membership benefits of the Porter Society

  • Porter Society / $1,000 to $4,999

    An invitation to a Board-hosted donor recognition event, featuring an insider’s look at the university (Fall 2017), an invitation to attend a Boston Speakers Series lecture at Symphony Hall (2017-2018 season), invitations to exclusive art exhibitions and lectures (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018), and recognition in our online Donor Report (Fall 2017)

Lesley University’s Leadership Giving Societies recognize the philanthropic leadership of our most generous and loyal donors. Alumni, parents and friends of the university demonstrate their support of Lesley’s educational mission by contributing annually $1,000 or more or contributing to the future through a planned gift. Members of the Lesley Leadership Giving Societies are honored at recognition events and receive special benefits. Most importantly, they have the satisfaction of knowing how deeply they are appreciated and how important their philanthropy is to this and future generations of Lesley students. We hope you will join us by giving to Lesley.

With appreciation,

Karen Cotton Chaplin ’79 and Whitney L.B Healey ’03,

Co-Chairs, Leadership Giving Societies

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