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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 within two distinct categories: Annual Giving of $1,000 and more, and Cumulative Giving (lifetime giving) of $100,000 and more.

Donors are honored at the following levels:

Annual Giving

  • Bronze McMicken | $1,000 to $2,499
  • Silver McMicken | $2,500 to $4,999
  • Gold McMicken | $5,000 to $9,999
  • Founder | $10,000+

Cumulative Giving

  • Life Founder | $100,000 to $249,999
  • Life Benefactor | $250,000 to $999,999
  • Circle of Honor Benefactor | $1,000,000 to $4,999,999
  • Circle of Excellence Benefactor | $5,000,000+

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.  Recognition for “Life Founders” and “Life Benefactors” are afforded for their lifetimes. “Circle of Honor Benefactors” and “Circle of Excellence Benefactors” are recognized in perpetuity.

Recognition and Privileges

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

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

Life Benefactors, Circle of Honor Benefactors, and Circle of Excellence Benefactors receive lifetime, free campus parking privileges.