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Giving

Loyalty Circle

The Lake Forest College Loyalty Circle recognizes the College’s most loyal and generous Forester friends whose support enables us to further
invest in our students by strengthening academic programs, enhancing student success, and preparing students for future careers. To be included in this important group, you must demonstrate loyalty to Lake Forest College in one or more of the following ways:

Red and Black Society

Support the mission and vision of Lake Forest College through consistent giving in each of the past five years or more. Red and Black Society members receive:

  • Exclusive invitations and complimentary admissions to participation in special events: Homecoming, regional alumni events, receptions, seminars, campus tours, guest lectures, athletics, fine arts
  • Recognition within Lake Forest College publications such as Spectrum Magazine and the weekly news
  • Quarterly newsletter with a message from Senior Leadership

The Young Alumni Challenge allows graduates of the last five years who give $25 or more and pledge to give for the next four years exclusive access to the Loyalty Circle Red and Black Society.

President’s Council

Contribute $1,000 or more to Lake Forest College within the past year. President’s Council members receive:

  • All benefits associated with the Red and Black Society
  • Lake Forest College signature item
  • Access to a dedicated representative from the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Founder’s Society

Demonstrate cumulative lifetime giving to Lake Forest College exceeding $25,000. Founder’s Society members receive:

  • All benefits associated with the President’s Council
  • Exclusive opportunities to interact with Lake Forest College President Schutt and senior leadership
  • A personal visit and update from your representative at the College annually

1857 Society 

Establish a life-income gift or provide for Lake Forest College through your estate plan. 1857 Society members receive:

  • All benefits associated with the President’s Council
  • A specialized 1857 Society pin

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