Giving | Donor Recognition and Societies

When you make a gift to Babson, you are investing in our students, faculty, and everything that makes the College an exceptional place to learn.
Our supporters give in different ways and amounts, and we are grateful for all of them. Learn more about our recognition societies for the many generous alumni, families, faculty, staff, and friends who make profound contributions to the Babson experience.

Weissman Circle of Distinction

The Weissman Circle of Distinction (renamed from the Circle of Distinction in 2023 in memory of Robert E. Weissman ’64 H’94 P’87 ’90 G’19) honors Babson’s most generous benefactors who have committed $1 million or more in total. Alumni and friends from around the world are part of this distinguished group.

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Legacy Society

The Babson Legacy Society recognizes supporters who have expressed their loyalty and gratitude to the College by establishing a life-income gift arrangement or including Babson in their estate plans. These long-term investments ensure excellence in entrepreneurship education for future generations of Babson students.

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Founder's Fund

Founder’s Fund donors contribute a percentage of their future equity position in their business to the College. At the time of the company’s sale, initial public offering, or other liquidity event, the contribution is transferred to Babson. Depending on the size of the contribution, it may be applied to a range of current use or endowed funds at Babson.

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President's Society

The President’s Society recognizes annual donors of $1,919 or more. Members are united by a shared goal to continue elevating the Babson experience for our entire community, from one year to the next. With their flexible leadership-level support, they ensure that Babson has a strong annual funding base for a robust operating budget. From financial aid to facilities, faculty research to curriculum development, their generosity makes an immediate difference in the lives of students and faculty every year.

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BOLD President's Society

The BOLD President’s Society recognizes the next generation of alumni leaders. Young alumni from the past ten years are invited to join the President’s Society at an introductory gift level according to the number of years since graduation.

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Babson Defenders

Babson Defenders are some of the College’s most committed supporters, with automated monthly or yearly donations. They increase their impact by spreading out their giving into manageable increments, and ensure that Babson has a consistent and reliable income stream that allows us to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our community. From direct assistance for students to flexible annual support that can go where it is needed most, Babson Defenders elevate the campus experience in every way.  

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Cornerstone Club

The Cornerstone Club recognizes the thousands of supporters who give every year for five or more consecutive years. Membership is automatic for anyone who has given for that period of time. This loyal support from our most steadfast donors allows Babson to remain an elite, global business college that is shaping the entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow.

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