Donor Societies

  • President’s Circle

    The President’s Circle honors those who give $1,000 or more to any fund or program at Simpson University during a fiscal year (May 1 – April 30). Reflecting the many interests and inspirations of donors, the President’s Circle sustains, strengthens, and extends the Simpson University mission to develop students in mind, faith, and character.

    From supporting research and athletics to summer missions and new classrooms, President’s Circle members give from their heart. And although the inspirations and interests are broad, the goal is the same: develop men and women for a lifetime of meaningful work and service in a constantly changing world.

    President’s Circle Giving Levels

    Benefits for Members

    • President’s Circle newsletter
    • President’s Circle decal
    • Free admission to athletic or music events
    • Preferred seating at spring commencement
    • Pen and pencil set
    • Invitations to special events with the president
    • Brick on the Redding Pathway
    • Public recognition - name on the President’s Circle plaque in the Owen Center third-floor hallway
    • A pencil drawing of A.B. Simpson on or with certificate of acknowledgement

    “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill

  • Gatekeeper Society

    The Gatekeeper Society is composed of those who have made an endowment gift to the university. This can be an endowed scholarship or other fund where the assets are invested to give in perpetuity.

  • Heritage Society

    The Heritage Society includes those who have made provision for the university in a will or estate plan. This can range from a simple notation in one’s will, to a charitable gift annuity, to a charitable remainder trust. The actual arrangement should fit the needs of the donor(s) and their heirs.

Ways to Give

  • Stocks and Bonds
  • Real Estate
  • Retirement Assets
  • Insurance Bequest
  • Charitable Gift
  • Annuity
  • Charitable Unitrust
  • Bargain Sale
  • “Give It Twice” Trust
  • Life Estate Reserved
  • IRA Rollover


Contact the Advancement Office

Simpson University

Advancement Office
2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003

Charitable & Estate Giving

Ken White or Don Merrill

Donations and Online Giving

Vonnie Dodson
(530) 226-4119