Hiram College

Giving Societies

In recognition of its most generous donors, Hiram has established a number of leadership giving societies.

Giving Societies

Burke A. Hinsdale Society

The Hinsdale Society recognizes the thoughtful generosity of individuals who have named Hiram College in their will or as the beneficiary of a planned gift.

1850 Society

Membership in this society is extended to Hiram’s most generous supporters who have accumulated lifetime giving of $1,000,000.

Hiram Fund Giving Societies

Membership in Hiram Fund giving societies is renewable annually and is based on unrestricted gifts made or facilitated by an individual and his/her spouse.


$5,000 and greater



Founders Society


Eclectic Society

$1,000 – $1,849
Members in the Eclectic Society, and those societies listed above, receive a invitations to exclusive events, special recognition, the members-only printed newsletter, Eclectically Speaking, released twice a year.

Zollars Circle


Heritage Society

The Heritage Society recognizes donors with at least five years of consecutive giving to the Hiram Fund.