Giving Societies



The Oneida Square Society honors the visionary leadership of those donors whose lifetime giving to Utica University totals $100,000 or more. Their generous gifts helped build Utica University and lay the foundation for its future.


Annual giving of $1,000 or more. The Pioneer Society honors the most generous annual donors to Utica University. Membership in the Society recognizes those leadership donors whose commitment and investment in Utica University is critical to student success and the institution’s future. In 2020-21, Pioneer Society gifts comprised 96 percent of total funds raised by the University.


You want to make a real difference in people’s lives. But how can you ensure that your giving will have the greatest impact?

Heritage SocietyOne way to achieve this is by becoming a member of UU’s Heritage Society. The Heritage Society offers you a broad range of options for planned giving in support of Utica University’s mission, plus the potential for significant financial benefits and tax advantages. It’s a great way to help secure the University’s future and protect your assets at the same time.

Share Your Legacy

Please let us know if you've already included a gift for Utica University in your estate plans. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend.

The Impact of Your Giving

$250 could sustain our mission on an ongoing basis.

A monthly gift of this size could provide critical resources for University programs and student initiatives.

$50,000 could endow a scholarship.

That would offer enduring support to underserved students who need financial assistance to receive a life-changing education from Utica University.

$100,000 could fund needed improvements for a classroom or laboratory.

A gift at this level could improve student learning or research experience, while also providing a lasting naming opportunity.

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