Giving Societies

The mission of the Education and Research Fund is to provide financial support to enhance the experience of Association members. Gifts to the ACUI Education and Research Fund, regardless of size, are used to maintain its commitment to ACUI’s mission, provide financial support for students and professionals, and encourage research amongst members.

To recognize individuals, families, and companies who make outstanding contributions, the Education and Research Fund has created Giving Societies, cumulative levels of giving over a donor’s lifetime.

$100–250  Friends of ACUI
$251–500  Community Builders of ACUI
$501–1000  Hearthstone Members of ACUI
$1,001–2,500  1914 Society
$2,501–5,000  Hearthstone Society
$5,001–10,000  Union Society
$10,001–15,000  Advocacy Society
$15,001–20,000  Leadership Society
$20,001–25,000  Community Builders Society
$25,001–50,000  Directors Society
$50,001–75,000  Founders Society
$75,001+  Trustees Society

Torchbearers Society
The ACUI Education and Research Fund is honored to be included in the estate planning of several members and friends. To share our appreciate, a special Torchbearers Society has been created to celebrate members who have included ACUI in their estates.

Become a Giving Society Member

Making a gift at one of the Giving Society levels allows you to play an important role in the development and sustainability of the Education and Research Fund. Membership offers opportunities to be more fully engaged with the association and fellow giving society members through Education and Research Fund activities.

Membership in the Giving Societies is open to individuals who would like to assure that the Education and Research Fund sustains and continues to thrive for generations to come through a variety of estate planning tools such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance, and will bequests.

Your gifts to the Education and Research Fund may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for your specific circumstances.  

If you have any questions about the Giving Societies, please contact Zack Wahlquist at or 812.245.8053.

Updated May 4, 2015