The Trevecca Society was initiated to recognize those who give at leadership levels to Trevecca Nazarene University. Members of the Trevecca Society significantly help empower students to go out and make a difference, to become world-changers, leap-takers. Gifts from Trevecca Society members impact Trevecca students by giving them experiences that inspire new passion and excitement for what they were made to do . . . to be.
Because these individuals, organizations, and others believe so strongly in the mission and vision of Trevecca, they annually contribute $1,000 or more for various projects and programs. They are committed to helping Trevecca succeed, and they give generously to ensure that it does.
Trevecca is a place that enlightens students to a broader world-view. It offers ways for students to feed their minds and fill their souls. It helps students discover their purpose. In light of that, the Trevecca Society helps change the world through investing in Trevecca Nazarene University, a place that changes lives.
Those graduating in the previous 5 years will be welcomed to join for annual gifts of $500 or more. Also, those who give $500 or more and whose gifts are matched by their employer will become members.
Who are members of the Trevecca Society?
- An alumna inspired by a Trevecca professor to follow her dreams.
- Parents of a current Trevecca student who see how their son is maturing mentally and spiritually.
- A pastor who time and again sees God's work through Trevecca alumni in the local church.
- A businessman who hired Trevecca students because of their strong work ethic and integrity.
- An organization that wants its contributions to go to a school that prepares students for leadership.
- A Trevecca employee who feels blessed to work at such an enthusiastically Christian institution.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make a gift and become a Trevecca Society member?
Gifts of $1,000 or more made during the University's fiscal year (July 1-June 30) qualify you for annual Trevecca Society membership. Your gifts may be made with one payment or by multiple gifts within the University's fiscal year. Any gift to Trevecca made during the fiscal year will be counted toward Society membership.
You can make your gifts to Trevecca by check, credit card payments (MasterCard, Visa and Discover), automatic monthly bank drafts, or by transfer of securities and property. Credit card gifts may be made through Trevecca's secure website here or by phone at 615-248-1355.
Do I make my gift to the Trevecca Society?
The Trevecca Society recognizes donors who support the University with their gifts totaling $1,000 or more to various programs, initiatives and funds. Therefore, gifts are not directed to the Trevecca Society, but instead, to the University and its various programs.
Will my spouse also be a member?
Both spouses are members of the Trevecca Society with a joint gift of $1,000 or more within a fiscal year.
My employer will match contributions to the University. Will their contribution count toward my membership?
Yes. Because the University would not have access to your employer's matching gift without your own contribution, your employer's gift will count toward your annual Trevecca Society membership.
How long will I be a member of the Trevecca Society once I make my gift?
The Trevecca Society recognizes gifts made within a fiscal year. Therefore, membership is renewable on an annual basis.
I have questions. Whom do I call?
You may call the Office of External Relations at 615-248-1355 or e-mail Jennifer Showalter, director of annual and corporate giving at email@example.com.
Trevecca Legacy Partners
Trevecca Legacy Partners provide opportunity for investing in transformation.
Trevecca Nazarene University has established a new recognition group for alumni and friends who have included the University in their estate plans. Trevecca Legacy Partners are individuals who are interested in the University’s mission to prepare students for lives of leadership and service. Through their gifts and estate plans, Trevecca Legacy Partners commit to leave a legacy that helps ensure Trevecca will continue to impact the lives of students through a transforming educational experience.
Trevecca Nazarene University may be designated within estate plans in a number of ways. Planned gifts may be made through bequest designations, charitable gift annuity, trusts, or life insurance policies. A specific amount or percentage of an overall estate may be designated for the University.
If you would like more information about how you can become a Trevecca Legacy Partner or have any questions about including the University in your estate planning, contact the Office of External Relations at 615-248-1355 or contact Rick Underwood, Senior Stewardship Officer and Director of Planned Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 1901 Society is comprised of all current undergraduate students who make a gift of any size to Trevecca. Many students choose to designate their gifts to certain programs or projects – but if the gift is not designated the money goes into a fund to support the All-School Gift (sponsored by Student Government) for that year.
Students in the 1901 Society are special because they recognize while they are still in school that others have helped make their education possible – and they want to do their part in making Trevecca a better place for generations to come.
The Trojan Boosters Endowment became a reality on April 4, 1988, when Dwight Ragsdale and then Trevecca President Homer Adams signed the papers forming the endowment. Funds are raised in several ways including the annual golf tournament and a men's basketball tournament.
To date, there has been $198,326.00 awarded as athletic scholarships and currently there is more than $470,744.00 in the corpus earning interest for additional scholarships. There are 150 Fellow, 35 Fellows-in-Progress and 20 Fellows-in-Memorial.
If you would like more information about the Trojan Boosters Endowment Fund, participate in the annual golf tournament (the Saturday following Labor Day), or be a sponsor of the annual basketball tournament contact Dwight Ragsdale. Phone 615-797-3552 – e-mail email@example.com