Alumni & Friends

Benjamin Prince Society

Membership Requirements

The Benjamin Prince Society recognizes donors who contribute at least $1,000 annually to the Wittenberg Fund. Membership is open to all alumni, parents and friends of Wittenberg University.

The most common gift is cash, but gifts of securities, personal property, real estate and participation in deferred gift plans also qualify. Multiple gifts during one fiscal year (July 1- June 30) can also qualify. For instance, gifts for capital projects, endowment and The Wittenberg Fund are counted toward membership if made in the same year.

Continuing membership requires additional annual gifts of at least $1,000.

Promote Wittenberg and its mission wherever you go.

Membership in the Benjamin Prince Society is an outward demonstration of the passion and pride you have for Wittenberg University. Share your passion for Wittenberg and help foster it in others by recounting your favorite Wittenberg memories wherever you may go. Live your Wittenberg pride: keep in touch with the Alumni Office, attend reunion events, regional club events and Homecoming Weekend and invite friends and family along to Wittenberg gatherings. The tradition and growth of Wittenberg are dependent upon your commitment to live the passion and pride that all Benjamin Prince Society members share.

Give a minimum of $1,000 annually to The Wittenberg Fund.

The Wittenberg Fund is one of the most secure investments you can ever make. Gifts to The Wittenberg Fund ensure that the next generation of Wittenberg students receive the highest quality education possible and have access to leading technology in the classroom. They ensure that the mission of Wittenberg is maintained according to the highest of standards. Gifts from the leadership donors of The Benjamin Prince Society make up the largest portion of The Wittenberg Fund and provide the continuing support that the University can count on through the ups and downs of economic cycles.

In the Benjamin Prince Society's 25-year history, its membership has grown more than 12 times. Yet Wittenberg's needs have tripled and continue to grow, and the stresses on the operating budget are greater than ever. The Benjamin Prince Society plays a critical role in reducing this financial stress.

The leadership level gifts from members of The Benjamin Prince Society help provide the necessary resources to recruit and retain high-quality faculty and students. Your gifts also provide books and journals for the library, computers and other instructional technology for the classrooms, scholarships for students with financial need and outstanding academic potential, and instructional equipment and supplies for science laboratories. BPS gifts help with campus maintenance and improvements, provide important services for students, and contribute to a wide array of co-curricular experiences that help develop the leadership skills of our students. Benjamin Prince Society members also identify areas of personal interest and connection to Wittenberg and seek to make financial contributions there.

Your gifts make a critical difference in the university's quest to preserve the qualities that define the Wittenberg experience.

Encourage others to support Wittenberg.

Support to Wittenberg University can take many forms. Attending Wittenberg events, referring prospective students to Wittenberg and maintaining contact with the Alumni Relations Office are only a few. However, it is the leadership support of the members of the Benjamin Prince Society that truly set the standard for all alumni and friends of Wittenberg. Bring interested friends and family members to Benjamin Prince Society events. Encourage them to identify their personal connections to Wittenberg and then seek to make a difference in those areas. The needs are always many, yet any form of support always contributes to a stronger and more dynamic Wittenberg.

Remember Wittenberg students, faculty and staff in your thoughts and prayers.

Wittenberg has embraced its Lutheran heritage for over 150 years, and it is the constant prayer and concern of alumni and friends of the University that helps grow Wittenberg's mission. Wittenberg students and faculty strive for the highest academic achievements both on campus and abroad. Keeping them, as well as the University staff, in your thoughts and prayers encourages all those working on behalf of Wittenberg to strive for the highest excellence possible. Visit Wittenberg's Campus Ministry Home to learn more about supporting Wittenberg in this way.