Dean’s Society

$1 Million Dean’s Society Challenge Exceeded

For decades, the Dean’s Society has served as one of the most prestigious alumni groups at the University of Chicago and has led the way in supporting the Annual Fund for Chicago Booth. The Dean’s Society is a community of generous Booth alumni whose gifts account for the majority of dollars raised for the Annual Fund each year.

To make an even larger impact and ensure the continuation of this support, Annual Fund gifts from members of the Council were pooled to leverage a $1,000,000 two-year challenge to incentivize donors to join the Dean's Society. In year one, $250,000 was awarded when more than 800 donors gave at the Dean's Society level in 2016. In year two, an additional $750,000 was awarded for surpassing not only the 750 donor goal but also the bonus goal of 1,000 donors in 2017.

Calendar Year Dean’s Society Donors Challenge Award As of December, 2017
2016 600 donor goal $250,000 COMPLETE
2017 750 donor goal $250,000 COMPLETE
BONUS 1,000+ donors $500,000 COMPLETE


Joining the Dean’s Society

All donors who give $2,500 or more to the Chicago Booth Annual Fund during the current fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) are automatically eligible for recognition in the Dean’s Society. Dean’s Society donors will each receive a copy of the annual Dean’s Report, special insider communications from Chicago Booth, and invitations to special events and VIP receptions. In addition, donors who give at the Benefactor level or higher will be recognized as part of the university-wide Chicago Society.

Recognition levels

Laureate $25,000 or more
Rosenwald Fellow $10,000 - $24,999
Patron $5,000 - $9,999
Benefactor $2,500 - $4,999
Associate* $1,000 - $2,499

*Available to graduates of the past five years

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