Donor Societies

 "The word philanthropy has its roots in the Greek language meaning ‘love for mankind.’ It was never meant to apply only to donors of thousands or millions of dollars." —Arthur C. Frantzreb

Every level of financial support to Buffalo State is cherished. Every gift helps us advance our mission and enables us to better serve our students in their efforts to live meaningful and productive lives. We are most grateful.

Members of our donor societies are recognized in the Annual Report.

Leadership Annual Fund Societies

Contributors to the annual fund, especially at leadership levels, enable Buffalo State to take greater strides forward in meeting strategic directives and optimizing emerging opportunities. The following designations were developed to recognize and honor our contributors:

Founder's Circle ($1,000 - $1,499)

President’s Circle ($1,500 - $2,499)

Cleveland Council ($2,500 - $4,999)

Scajaquada Society ($5,000 - $9,999)

Butler Society ($10,000 - $24,999)

College Founders ($25,000+)

The Pinnacle Society

The Pinnacle Society denotes individuals or organizations that have made cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more to Buffalo State and those included in the Lifetime Donor Society.


The Peterson Society

The Peterson Society is Buffalo State’s planned giving society. The society recognizes those who have made a commitment to Buffalo State through a bequest, gift annuity, charitable trust, life insurance, or other estate-planning technique. The Peterson Society is named for the late Harold F. and Lucille Mattern Peterson, ’39, in honor of their legacy of giving to Buffalo State.