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Giving to UNB

Recognition and giving circles

Betts Wilbur Scholars gather with David and Wendy Betts

Join the circle

The University of New Brunswick places a high priority on recognizing you and all donors for generous financial support.  Recognition is determined by annual gifts, cumulative giving and planned gifts. We celebrate our most dedicated benefactors while encouraging others to join them, helping ensure that UNB remains a strong and vital institution.

Annual giving circles

The annual giving recognition program honours alumni, faculty and friends who make donations during the University’s fiscal year (May 1 – April 30). There are three different circles celebrating annual designated and undesignated donations of $1,000 and above as well as celebrating the generosity of our most recent alumni.

First, there is the Chancellor’s Circle that recognizes donors who have given $10,000 or more in a fiscal year.

Second is the Governor’s Circle, which recognizes donors who have given $5,000 - $9,999 in a fiscal year.

The President’s Circle recognizes donors who have given $1,000 - $4,999 in a fiscal year.

Benefactors Society - our most generous donors

The Benefactors Society recognizes the University’s most generous donors - individuals, families and organizations - who want to help UNB remain one of the country’s outstanding universities. 

Members of the Benefactors Society represent a long tradition of giving and a legacy that includes new buildings, endowed chairs and professorships, and many undergraduate and graduate scholarships. The Benefactors Society recognizes cumulative, lifetime contributions of $25,000 and above. Once your cumulative gift to UNB exceeds $25,000, lifetime membership is assured in one of the following societies.

The Beaverbrook Society recognizes cumulative gifts of $5 million or more. This Society, named for the University’s greatest benefactor, Lord Beaverbrook, honours individuals and organizations whose generosity has transformed the University.

The Foster Society, which recognizes cumulative gifts of $1 million to $5 million, is named for Sir George Foster, a loyal alumnus, former acting prime minister and founder and supporter of UNB’s first endowment in 1923.

The Smith Society recognizes cumulative gifts of $500,000 to $1 million. It is named for Dr. J. Herbert Smith, a loyal alumnus, a successful business leader and long-time supporter of the University.

The Singer Society recognizes cumulative gifts of $250,000 to $500,000 and is named for Miss Ethel Singer, a loyal alumna whose generosity aided in the construction of Singer Hall, home of the faculty of administration in Fredericton.

The Mackay Society recognizes cumulative gifts of $100,000 to $250,000 and honours Dr. Colin B. Mackay, former UNB president and alumnus, long time financial supporter of the University and the man who oversaw the establishment of our Saint John campus.

The Snodgrass Society recognizes cumulative gifts of $50,000 to $100,000. It is named for Dr. Florence T. Snodgrass, a former chair of the department of psychology whose support to UNB includes endowed prizes, scholarships and bursaries as well as a student loans program.

The Magee Society recognizes cumulative gifts of $25,000 to $50,000. It is named for Dr. Frederick Magee, an alumnus who gave freely of his time and money and whose largesse helped establish the BBA program as well as a substantial endowment in support of student loans. 

Estate and planned gifts

The Society of Good Will recognizes the generosity of alumni, faculty and friends who have named UNB as a beneficiary of a bequest, estate gift, insurance policy, annuity or other deferred gift arrangement.  All revocable and irrevocable planned gifts are recognized through membership in the Society of Good Will.

For more information about giving to UNB, contact us or donate now to the project of your choice.