Giving Clubs

Membership in our Presidential Society, Heritage Club, or Legacy Society help Graceland carry our mission forward. Become a member today!

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Benefits of Membership

Complimentary tickets to fine arts events
Complimentary tickets to athletic events
• Invitation to exclusive Homecoming events
• Invitation to Presidential events
• Naming opportunity
• Presidential recognition

Honoring Graceland’s Presidents

Ernest R. Dewsnup, 1898–1899
Richard A. Harkness, 1899–1901
Ernest R. Dewsnup, 1903–1905
Rolland M. Stewart, 1906–1908
David A. Anderson, 1908–1909
Samuel A. Burgess, 1913–1915
George N. Briggs, 1915–1944

Edmund J. Gleazer Jr., 1946–1957
Harvey H. Grice, 1958–1964
William T. Higdon, 1966–1974
Gerald L. Knutson, 1974–1977
Franklin S. Hough, 1977–1980
Joe E. Hanna, 1980–1984

Barbara J. Higdon, 1984–1992
William T. Higdon, 1992–1997
David L. Clinefelter, 1997–2002
John K. Menzies, 2002–2006
John D. Sellars, 2007–2017
Patricia H. Draves, 2017–Present

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Presidential Societies

A distinguished group of individuals, our Presidential Society members are vital to the growth of our institution. Through their generous support, our Presidential Society members are doing more than just funding education – they’re transforming lives and helping to ensure every student has the opportunity to create their own Graceland Experience.

How to Become a Member

As a Presidential Society member, you can help provide opportunities for learning, personal growth, and discovery, ensuring that the experiences and relationships formed at Graceland are carried forward throughout our students’ lives.

To become a member, you must give (one or  more):

  • A monthly donation of $84
  • A yearly gift of $1,000 or more
  • A lifetime giving total of $10,000 or more
  • A planned gift of $30,000
  • A combined planned & lifetime gift of $30,000 or more
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Heritage Club

Anyone who provides for the University in their estate may become a member of the Graceland University Heritage Club. As members, the alumni and friends of Graceland University extend their influence for generations to come, by supporting the University in its mission to provide a quality education for promising and deserving students.

Annual events recognizing new Heritage Club members are held on the Lamoni campus during Homecoming. Members will have their names placed on a permanent Heritage Club Roll of Honor displayed on the first floor of the Higdon Administration Building.

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Legacy Society

The Legacy Society recognizes deceased supporters of Graceland that achieved a lifetime or lifetime/estate gift combination total of $100,000 or more. Their names will appear in the Honor Roll of Donors beginning in 2009-10 to ensure their exemplary support is not forgotten.

Contact Institutional Advancement

Interested in joining one of our giving clubs? Contact the Graceland Institutional Advancement team for more information.