Loyal Bearcat Society
The Loyal Bearcat Society is a recognition society for supporters of the UC Alumni Association. While all graduates are automatically members of the association (with no annual dues required), those who make philanthropic donations are considered members of the Loyal Bearcat Society. Members donate $50 annually and enjoy an enhanced set of benefits for one year from the date of their gift.
Your direct support of the UC Alumni Association through private donations is greatly appreciated. It enables us to further our mission of support the university by maintaining a strong, vibrant alumni community. Every great university needs a solid alumni foundation – and Loyal Bearcats are key to the overall success of UC.
Your gift may be designated to any UCAA fund, including the Loyal Bearcat Fund (supporting our greatest needs and programming) or UCAA scholarship accounts.
Donors receive a Loyal Bearcat card valid for one year from the date of their gift. The card can be used to redeem certain benefits available to our donors. Need a replacement card? Call 513-556-4344.
William Howard Taft Society
The William Howard Taft Society recognizes and honors our biggest supporters – those who have donated more than $2,500 to the UC Alumni Association in their lifetimes. There are three levels:
- Alumni whose cumulative lifetime gifts to UCAA total $2,500-$9,999 automatically become part of the William Howard Taft Society at the Bronze Level.
- Alumni whose cumulative lifetime gifts to UCAA total $10,000-$24,999 automatically become part of the William Howard Taft Society at the Silver Level.
- Alumni whose cumulative lifetime gifts to UCAA total $25,000 or more automatically become part of the William Howard Taft Society at the Gold Level.
All individuals who have been Life Members of the UC Alumni Association are grandfathered into the William Howard Taft Society.
People in the William Howard Taft Society have available, in perpetuity, all the benefits that are available to Loyal Bearcat Society members, though your ongoing annual support is greatly appreciated.
To check your William Howard Taft Society status, please call 513-556-4344.
Maximize your support through a matching gift if possible. Many companies match any current gift of cash, stocks or bonds made to higher education by their employees (and often employees’ spouses and company retirees).
The company’s matching gift form must be sent to the UC Foundation with the individual’s gift. To see if your company participates, visit our matching gift directory. Donors are entitled to income-tax deductions for their individual gifts only, but the UC Foundation recognizes the donor for the total amount of both personal and matching gifts.