The 1804 Society, deriving its name from the founding date of Ohio University, was created to honor individuals and families who have documented or created a planned gift with The Ohio University Foundation. Membership is extended to donors who have made planned gifts of any amount. Through charitable giving, the members of the 1804 Society are laying the foundation for future generations, just as the founders laid the bricks that built Ohio University more than 200 years ago. Planned gifts leave an everlasting impression on our students, campus and faculty, and help secure our legacy as an exceptional institution of higher learning.

1804 Society Member Benefits

Member benefits of the 1804 Society include:

  • Certificate suitable for framing
  • Lapel pin
  • Exclusive invitations to campus and regional events 
  • Donor honor roll listing for those who desire to be included

The most important reward of being a member of the 1804 Society is the satisfaction of knowing that you have meaningfully contributed to the continued excellence of Ohio University and have made a powerful impact on students.