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Charles McMicken Society

The Charles McMicken Society honors our alumni and friends who demonstrate their belief in the University of Cincinnati through their extraordinary philanthropic support. Established in 1972 by Dr. George Rieveschl, Jr., it is UC’s preeminent donor recognition society with programs for annual and lifetime giving.

The society is named for Charles McMicken, a visionary philanthropist whose 1858 bequest to the City of Cincinnati created an endowment to carry out his strong desire to provide young people with the opportunity to benefit from a quality college education.

Today, you and the university impact lives and create a unique destiny for our students and community. You are an important part of UC’s exciting legacy, leading the way to a bold new century of accomplishments, forever changing our world. 

Make your gift of $1000 or more, and automatically renew your membership, or be entered into the society for the first time.

Thank you for making a difference!

McMicken Tower Society (Lifetime)

The McMicken Tower Society recognizes our donors whose cumulative lifetime gifts provide critical support to sustain growth and momentum for the university, creating vital opportunities to advance education, outreach and research efforts.

George Rieveschl



$1,000,000 - $4,999,999


$   500,000 -  $  999,999


$   250,000 -  $  499,999


$   100,000 -  $  249,999


McMicken Club (Annual Giving)

The McMicken Club honors our alumni and friends whose generous annual support makes an immediate impact and leaves a lasting impression on our academic, athletic and medical programs, vital scholarship initiatives and ground-breaking research.


$50,000 - $99,999


$25,000 - $49,999


$10,000 - $24,999


$  5,000 - $  9,999


$  2,500 - $  4,999


$  1,000 - $  2,499

Copper Affiliate* $     500 - $  1,000

*for graduates of the last five years

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


Recognition and Privileges

UC is honored to recognize and thank donors for their generous support with one or more of the following Charles McMicken Society membership incentives.

  • Membership Card
  • Limited Complimentary Access to UC Garages
  • Occasional Special Offers and Discounts
  • Inclusion in UC Honor Rolls
  • Exclusive Invitations to Special Events
  • Special Recognition at Society Events
  • On-Campus Selective Library Privileges
  • Select Complimentary Classes at UC’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Membership incentives vary based on giving level. For more information, contact the Office of Donor Engagement at (513) 556-9658 or