Annual giving donors qualify for membership in the following giving societies:
— Contributors: Under $250
— Design Council: $250-$499
— Chairman's Society: $500-$999
— Dean's Circle: $1,000-$2,499
Benjamin Franklin Society
— Associates: $2,500-$4,999
— Society Fellows: $5,000-$9,999
— Founders: $10,000-$24,999
— Ambassadors: $25,000 or more
Thomas Webb Richards Society
The Thomas Webb Richards Society honors alumni and friends who have financially supported the Annual Fund for the past three or more consecutive years. Society members are designated in the Honor Roll and invited to special events.
Richards was the first professor of architecture and drawing at the University of Pennsylvania, from 1874-1891. He paved the way for today's practice professors, as he concurrently taught and practiced. Richards designed four buildings for Penn's campus, including the landmark College Hall (1873) on Blanche Levy Park.