Giving Societies

One of many ways we recognize the invaluable support donors provide to The University of Tampa is by honoring them as members of one or more prestigious giving societies. These recognition groups celebrate the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends who make gifts each year to support University operations and whose lifelong commitments help secure The University of Tampa’s future. We recognize that each and every gift, no matter what the size or the designation, makes a lasting impact in advancing our institution. For more information about any of these societies, please contact Ashton Connell at aconnell@ut.edu or (813) 257-3541.

Cumulative Giving Societies

Cumulative Giving Societies honor and thank those who have given generously throughout the years. Membership in these prestigious societies is reserved for individuals, corporations and organizations that make cumulative gifts of $500,000 or more. Every type of gift is counted including annual contributions, endowments and commitments to capital projects.

Pinnacle Society ($10 million plus)
Pacesetters Society ($1 million to $10 million)
Landmark Society ($500,000 to $999,999) 

Membership Honors and Opportunities
  • Presidential Invitation and Welcome Packet — Eligible candidates will receive a letter of acknowledgement in a welcome packet from the University president. 
  • Member Privacy — To ensure privacy, eligible candidates may specify degrees of anonymity and participation in the lifetime cumulative giving program. Each presidential invitation includes a privacy protection form enabling candidates to choose how they wish to be recognized and participate.
  • Membership Announcements — Membership lists and announcements may be included in select publications and University websites, as well as displayed in suitable venues.
  • Special Events and VIP Access — Lifetime cumulative giving society members are honored at special recognition events. Periodically, The University of Tampa has access to special events such as theater productions, private tours and book signings. When these opportunities arise, members of the lifetime cumulative giving societies may be given first consideration. Members are also invited to the annual Minaret Society Dinner. 
  • Priority Communication — Members of The University of Tampa’s cumulative lifetime giving societies are privy to special communication from the president and the University at large.

Annual Giving Societies

Annual Investment. Daily Impact.

The Annual Giving Societies recognize committed alumni, families and friends of The University of Tampa who contribute financially on an annual basis to any area of the University.

Frederic Spaulding Society

The Frederic Spaulding Society recognizes annual donors who have made a commitment of $100 to $999 and above.
Named for the gentleman who was the motivating force behind establishing the first local university for Tampa’s high school graduates and its first president, the Frederic Spaulding Society recognizes alumni and friends giving annually from $500 to $999.

Membership Honors and Opportunities

  • Membership Announcements — Membership lists and announcements may be included in select publications and University websites, as well as displayed in suitable venues.
  •  Special Events and Campus Access — Spaulding Society members may be invited to take part in facility tours, campus events and volunteer activities.

Minaret Society

The Minaret Society recognizes annual donors who have made a commitment of $1,000 to $9,999 and above.

The Minaret Society recognizes annual donors who choose to make a meaningful commitment to The University of Tampa. Gifts from $1,000 to $9,999 represent the foundation of leadership support and allow the University to make key investments across campus.

Membership Honors and Opportunities
  • Membership Announcements — Membership lists and announcements may be included in select publications and University websites, as well as displayed in suitable venues.
  • Special Events — Minaret Society members are invited to take part in facility tours, campus events and volunteer activities. The annual Minaret Society Dinner recognizes donors at $2,500 and above. 
  • VIP Access – Exclusive opportunities to meet and network with University Relations staff, fellow Minaret Society members and students may be provided to each member. 
  • Priority Communication — Members of The University of Tampa’s Minaret Society receive periodic communications from the president and the University at large.

President’s Council

The President's Council recognizes annual donors who have made a commitment of $10,000 and above.

The President's Council recognizes annual donors who have made a remarkable commitment of $10,000 and above to The University of Tampa. Unrestricted gifts at this level allow the President to be strategic in allocating support for the most pressing campus-wide priorities. Designated gifts at this level can fund scholarships, provide lab equipment for science students or support the University's talented student athletes.

Other Membership Honors and Opportunities
  • Member Privacy — To ensure privacy, eligible candidates may specify degrees of anonymity and participation in the giving program. Each candidate may choose how they wish to be recognized and participate.
  • Membership Announcements — Membership lists and announcements may be included in select publications and University websites, as well as displayed in suitable venues.
  • Special Events — President’s Council members may be invited to participate in exclusive activities to include facility and campus tours, VIP seating at events and lectures and opportunities to meet and network with University leaders and students. 
  • VIP Access – Exclusive opportunities to meet and network with University leaders, faculty and students may be provided to each member. 
  • Priority Communication — Members of The University of Tampa’s President’s Council receive personalized communications from the president and other key faculty members.

The Legacy Society

The Legacy Society celebrates and promotes the tradition of generosity, connectedness and trust at the University.
The Legacy Society was established to honor all those who have taken the special step of including The University of Tampa in their long-term plans through a bequest provision, life-income gift, insurance or other deferred giving arrangement.

The Legacy Society celebrates and promotes the tradition of generosity, connectedness and trust at the University. If you would like to learn more about ways to include The University of Tampa in your plans, please visit the Gift Planning page.

Sword & Shield Athletics

The University of Tampa Sword & Shield athletics program builds champions – both on and off the field.

The University of Tampa Sword & Shield athletics program builds champions – both on and off the field. Along with extraordinary athleticism, qualities like persistence, teamwork and most importantly, leadership shine in all of our student athletes. These characteristics contribute to not only winning seasons but successful careers.

Our student athletes work diligently to achieve their highest level of performance, because they know these efforts matter both in sport and life. They give their ultimate best for UT, and we pledge to give our best in return.

Fostering the success of our student athletes both on and off the field is a job that cannot be done alone. The ability to provide scholarships, athletic facilities and a first rate staff is dependent upon the generosity of individuals like you.


To join our team, please visit the Sword & Shield Athletics page.