President's Council

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When you believe in something strongly, you can't help but want to be a part of it in some way. President’s Council level donors believe in RMU’s unique brand of education and demonstrate their support by making a significant annual gift of $1,000 or more to the university. They come from different backgrounds and include alumni, trustees, parents, faculty, staff, corporations and friends. Together, they share a commitment to investing in the future of RMU.

Their gifts reflect the diversity of their interests. Some give to the RMU Student Fund to allow maximum flexibility in the use of their gift, while others designate their gift to a particular area of interest, such as scholarships, a school or program of study, or an athletic program. To make their gift, donors can even arrange for preauthorized payments to be charged to their credit card each month, making giving simple and convenient. For just a little over $83 dollars a month, President’s Council-level donors know that they are part of something that changes the lives of our students and has a ripple effect on the region as a whole.

2021 RMU President's Council Awards

On May 1, 2021, President's Council-level donors gathered in the beautiful Massey Gardens to celebrate Mark Popovich '86, the 2021 recipient of the Heritage Award and Keith Tate '21, recipient of the 2021 Rising Star Award. To learn more about the Heritage and Rising Star Award and the past recipients, see the video below.

Donor Levels and Opportunities

As a donor at the RMU President's Council level, in addition to providing a quality education to our students, you're also part of an exclusive club with many worthwhile opportunities. Each year, the annual President’s Council event honors that year's contributors, as well as students and alumni who have shown exemplary service to the university.

During the reception, RMU's Heritage Award is presented to an alumnus for distinguished service and accomplishment in any field of human endeavor that brings honor to the recipient and the university. The Rising Star Award is presented to a graduating senior who demonstrates academic success, individuality, determination, passion, and potential in their field of study.

President Level, $1,000-$4,999

  • Invitation to the annual international trip
  • Invitation to the annual President’s Council event
  • President’s Insider and other exclusive communications
  • 1921 Club passes to select games
  • Special invitations to exclusive events

Cabinet Level, $5,000-$9,999

  • All from previous level, plus:
  • Invitation to sit in the President’s Box during an RMU football game
  • Private member-only events with the President

Executive Level, $10,000-$24,999

  • All from previous level, plus:
  • Member-only events with the President and Trustees
  • Invitations to VIP events and trips

Chairman Level, $25,000 and above

  • All from previous level, plus:
  • Exclusive access to the President

Annual giving has the greatest impact on our students and our campus. When you choose to give annually at the President's Council level, you’re making an investment in the future prosperity and growth of our region, which, in turn, has a positive impact on the community at large. Your giving should reflect your passion. If you believe in the power of education and in RMU’s ability to influence the future of our region, please consider joining the President’s Council today.

To discuss your giving interests and learn more about giving at the President's Council level, please contact Jennifer Young via phone 412-397-5452 or email . You can also give now at