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Tiffin Society

Your gift makes a difference.

The Tiffin Society recognizes philanthropic leaders for their support and ambassadorship to TU. At annual levels, each member’s cumulative giving will provide our University with the necessary resources to enhance the success of our students.

At TU, we believe that without risk, there is no gain. We offer a distinctive approach to learning in the 21st century through faculty with real-world experience. Our intentionality to celebrate cultural uniqueness prepares our graduates to be innovative problem-solvers who can leverage diversity. We are in the business of cultivating thousands of young minds into a more effective workforce for tomorrow and we need your help.

At levels ranging from $1,000 to over $100,000, each member’s cumulative giving each year will provide TU with the necessary resources to enhance student success. We are also pleased to recognize members into the Tiffin Society, whose lifetime giving exceeds $100,000.

Tiffin Society members will receive the benefit of invitations to exclusive events, direct communication from University leadership, special recognition and unique gifts of appreciation. Most importantly, members will experience a new partnership with the University that has a lasting impact on the lives of students at Tiffin University.

Tiffin Society members will receive the benefit of invitations to exclusive events, direct communication from University leadership, special recognition and unique gifts of appreciation. Most importantly, members will experience a new partnership with the University that has a lasting impact on the lives of students.

To celebrate this special philanthropy, Tiffin Society members enjoy:

  • 10% discount at the TU bookstore
  • Invitations to special events and other engagement opportunities
  • Exclusive Tiffin Society communications

Dr. John Millar, Emeritus Dean and one of Tiffin University’s longest-serving employees, is a well-known name on campus. John served as the Dean of Enrollment Services, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Vice President for Academic Affairs (twice) and Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the School of Business (twice). Although retired, John and Joyce’s contributions to TU still remain. As their final way to further their legacy and give back, John and Joyce named TU as a beneficiary in their estate plan to further fund the John & Joyce Millar Scholarship. TU is excited that John and Joyce have agreed to co-chair the Tiffin Society.

jocye (left) and john (right) millar dressed in business attire

How long am I recognized as a Tiffin Society member?
Members will be recognized for one year following the close of the fiscal year in which the qualifying gifts are made. Our fiscal year is May 1 – April 30.

Which gifts are recognized towards membership in the Tiffin Society?
Outright gifts, pledge payments, gift plan payments, recurring gift payments, gifts-in-kind and matching gifts are recognized for Tiffin Society membership. Certain exceptions and exclusions may apply. Please contact the Advancement Team for information on your personal recognition.

Are there recognition levels in the Tiffin Society?
Members will be recognized upon reaching the minimum giving level of $1,000, or $500 for alumni within five years of graduation.

Tiffin Society Membership Levels:
President’s Circle: $1,000 – $2,499
Heritage Circle: $2,500 – $4,999
Founder’s Circle: $5,000 – $9,999
Trustee Circle: $10,000 – $24,999
Developer’s Circle: $25,000 – $49,999
Leadership Circle: $50,000 – $99,999
Visionary Circle: $100,000 – $249,999
Investor Circle: $250,000 – $499,999
Ambassador Circle: $500,000 – $999,999
Transformation Circle: $1,000,000 +

What if I have additional questions about the Tiffin Society?
Please contact Mikki King at (419) 448-3443 or kingmr@tiffin.edu for more information about the Tiffin Society

Levels

Tiffin Society Graduate LevelAmount
First year after graduation$100
Second year after graduation$200
Third year after graduation$300
Fourth year after graduation$400
Fith year after graduation$500
Sixth year after graduation$600
Seventh year after graduation$700
Eighth year after graduation$800
Ninth year after graduation$900
Tiffin Society Membership LevelsAmount
President’s Circle$1,000 – $2,499
Heritage Circle$2,500 – $4,999
Founder’s Circle$5,000 – $9,999
Trustee Circle$10,000 – $24,999
Developer’s Circle$25,000 – $49,999
Leadership Circle$50,000 – $99,999
Tiffin Society Lifetime Membership LevelsAmount
Visionary Circle$100,000 – $249,999
Investor Circle$250,000 – $499,999
Ambassador Circle$500,000 – $999,999
Transformation Circle$1,000,000+

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