John R. Kirk Society


Recognition of Significant Annual Gifts

The John R. Kirk Society honors and recognizes some of the University’s most generous contributors. As the fifth president of the University, John R. Kirk was considered an innovative educator and national leader for education excellence. Members of the Kirk Society perpetuate his commitment to education through their efforts to advance Truman State University. Established in 1981, the Kirk Society represents a welcoming and growing group of loyal and committed alumni and friends whose generous annual gifts continue to propel Truman and its increasing prestige in higher education.

Qualifying Gifts

Outright Gifts (not deferred gifts or bequests) qualify for membership in the Kirk Society. Gifts can be made by check, credit card or automatic withdrawal. Gifts of stock or other appreciated securities are welcome.

Membership

Membership in the John R. Kirk Society is based on cumulative giving during a single fiscal year. The University’s fiscal year runs from July 1-June 30.

Giving Levels

Individual/Couple Levels:

President’s Level:

$50,000 & above

Dean’s Level:

$25,000-$49,999

Dean’s Fellow:

$10,000-$24,999

Distinguished Professor:

$5,000-$9,999

Professor:

$2,500-$4,999

Member:

$1,000-$2,499

New Kirk Society Associate Memberships are no longer available beginning July 1, 2012. Members who contributed $500-$999 during fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012) are eligible to renew their Kirk membership at the Associate category giving level with continuous uninterrupted annual gifts of $500-$999. If a member fails to maintain the Associate category giving level, their Kirk Society membership can be reinstated beginning with the Member category annual giving level of $1,000-$2,499.

Corporate Levels:

President’s Level:

$50,000 & above

Dean’s Level:

$25,000-$49,999

Dean’s Fellow:

$10,000-$24,999

Distinguished Professor:

$5,000-$9,999

Professor:

$2,500-$4,999

Member:

$1,000-$2,499
More information on corporate & foundation relations

Ways to give Giving Priorities

For more formation contact:
Office of Advancement, McClain Hall 205, 100 E. Normal Ave., Kirksville, Mo. 63501-4221; (800) 452-6678 or (660) 785-4133; Fax (660) 785-7519.