Chancellors Club

While most donors to KU Endowment direct their gift to a specific campus purpose, others provide unrestricted support to the Greater KU Fund to allow KU to take advantage of its greatest opportunities and address its most pressing needs.


The Greater KU Fund supports:

  • Over 1,000 students participating in Study Abroad, the Marching Jayhawks, the KU Honors Program, and our most highly recruited freshmen, Chancellors Club Scholars  
  • Faculty Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, Research Awards, and Career Teaching Awards that recognize outstanding achievement and aid in retention and development
  • Campus enrichment events including Commencement and Homecoming
Donors are recognized by the Chancellors Club based on annual and lifetime giving, in most cases in the form of unrestricted support. Employer-matching gifts may enable you to increase your contribution. Find out if your employer is one of them.


Chancellors Club Annual Support

(Unrestricted giving recognition levels)

Chancellors: $1,000
Patrons: $3,000
Benefactors: $5,000
Ambassadors: $10,000


Chancellors Club Lifetime Recognition 

(Cumulative lifetime giving levels, either restricted or unrestricted, or a combination of both)

Hill Society: $100,000 or more
Outlook Society: $500,000 or more
Mount Oread Society: $1 Million or more

If you are 70½ or greater, you can make a tax-free gift to the Greater KU Fund by donating IRS Required Minimum Distributions directly from your IRA to KU Endowment.

KU faculty, staff and employees of university affiliates can use payroll deduction and direct their support to the Greater KU Fund or a specific KU school or program.

As a donor at any Chancellors Club level you will have the satisfaction of knowing your support will positively impact KU by elevating the daily lives of the students and faculty at the heart of KU itself. You will also be invited to join the chancellor, alumni and friends at special regional donor events held across the nation throughout the year. 

Learn more about our Chancellors Club Student ScholarsFaculty Award and Professorships and Career Teaching and Research Award recipients.


Kevin Kelly

Chancellors Club 785-832-7408