President Judith Greig with students and staff

1851 Society

Each year, alumni, parents, friends and the NDNU community share a commitment to NDNU’s growing distinction.

Named in tribute to the year in which the Sisters of Notre Dame founded the College of Notre Dame in San Jose, The 1851 Society recognizes those individuals who give $1,000 or more annually
to NDNU. The 1851 Society members are listed by giving levels as Benefactors, Trustees’ Circle, President’s Club and Leadership Circle.

All 1851 Society contributions help to ensure NDNU’s success. The university is profoundly grateful to the members of The 1851 Society who make exceptional gifts on an annual basis and set important examples that encourages further giving to Notre Dame de Namur University.

Donor Recognition Levels

Benefactor $10,000 and above
Trustees’ Circle $5,000 - $9,999
President’s Club $2,500 - $4,999
Leadership Circle $1,000 - $2,499

With an annual gift of $1,000 or more, members of The 1851 Society stand with President Greig in addressing critical needs: financial aid, resources for the library, student support services, top capital projects and a host of other essential priorities.

Benefits of membership

As a member of The 1851 Society, you will receive:

  • Invitation to The 1851 Society President’s Reception
  • Recognition in the Honor Roll & President’s Report
  • Recognition on our website
  • News and communications from NDNU
  • Commemorative items