The University of Cincinnati Foundation

The University of Cincinnati Foundation

Charles McMicken Society

The Charles McMicken Society honors the University of Cincinnati’s most important donors and connects them more strongly with UC and with each other. Charles McMicken bequeathed to Cincinnati his land and personal effects – with an estimated value of $900,000 – to establish an “institution of higher learning.”

McMicken’s foresight in education directly led to the creation of the University of Cincinnati. McMicken Society members share Charles McMicken’s foresight, making it possible for the university to be recognized as one of the finest public research universities of the 21st century.

Click here to make your gift of $1000 or more, which will automatically renew your membership, or will enter you into the society for the first time.

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The McMicken Society recognizes donors (individuals and couples) based upon their UC support and categorizes them into two groups: the McMicken Tower Society and the McMicken Club.

Donors are honored at the following levels:

McMicken Tower Society - recognizing cumulative Lifetime Giving

  • George Rieveschl | $5,000,000 and up
  • Visionary | $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
  • Champion | $500,000 - $999,999
  • Benefactor | $250,000 - $499,999
  • Founder | $100,000 - $249,999

McMicken Club - recognizing Annual Gifts

  • Diamond | $50,000 - $99,999
  • Platinum | $25,000 - $49,999
  • Gold | $10,000 - $24,999
  • Silver | $5,000 - $9,999
  • Bronze | $2,500 - $4,999
  • Copper | $1,000 - $2,499
  • Copper Affiliate | $500 Entry level for recent graduates (of the last five years)

Matching gift dollars may be used to achieve Charles McMicken Society status.


Through the Charles McMicken Society, the UC Foundation provides donors with public recognition (unless a donor chooses to remain anonymous), tokens of appreciation, and unique opportunities to interact with UC leaders and with each other.

George Rieveschl and Visionary level donors will be perpetually recognized on the donor wall and receive complimentary lifetime parking privileges on campus.

Recognition and Privileges

Donors at all McMicken giving levels receive the following membership benefits:

  • Recognition in the annual UC Honor Roll of Donors
  • Complimentary classes at UC's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Invitations to special events throughout the year
  • Three-hour garage parking on campus
  • 10 percent discount at all UC Bookstores