East Stroudsburg University Foundation

Donor Recognition

Whether giving financially or through volunteering your time, we are thankful for the many ways our alumni, donors, volunteers, and friends of East Stroudsburg University give back to students. Your support is a significant contribution to you and your family. We value our donors as you provide essential support for student scholarships, vital academic programs, and initiatives and first-rate athletic experiences for ESU student-athletes.

We could not do it without you!

There are various donor recognition giving societies at the ESU Foundation. We always hope to show you how grateful we are for your support through special events, publications, and more.

The Lifetime Giving Society
Named for the founders* of East Stroudsburg State Normal School, the Lifetime Giving Society recognizes individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations whose cumulative gifts have reached $100,000 and above. 

  • The Chandler Oakes Circle - $2,500,000+
  • The George Bible Circle - $1,000,000 to $2,499,999
  • The Seeley Rosenkrans Circle - $500,000 to $999,999
  • The Elwood Kemp Circle - $250,000 to $499,999
  • The Albert Knapp Circle - $100,000 to $249,999

*In 1891, Rev. Chandler Oaks, pastor of East Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church, George P. Bible, the first ESSN principal, and Seeley Rosenkrans, a local businessman, began plans to establish a normal school in East Stroudsburg, Pa. The land was donated by the Albert Knapp family with Bible named principal and Ellwood L. Kemp as vice-principal and faculty member.  

The 1893 Society
Named for the year East Stroudsburg State Normal School opened, The 1893 Society recognizes donors who have established an endowment fund and/or included the ESU Foundation in their estate plans. All planned gifts to the ESU Foundation qualify for recognition in The 1893 Society. Learn more.

The President's Circle 
Recognizing individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations who have made annual gifts of $1,500 or more to the ESU Foundation.

  • Millennium Circle - $50,000+
  • Julia Circle - $10,000 to $49,999
  • Founders Circle - $5,000 to $9,999
  • President's Circle - $1,500 to $4,999

The Loyalty Society
Recognizing individuals who make consecutive annual gifts to the ESU Foundation. After giving to the university for five years, donors are admitted to the Loyalty Giving Society. 

  • Zimbar Society - 25 years or more
  • Monroe Society - 20 to 24 years
  • Shawnee Society - 15 to 19 years
  • Dansbury Society - 10 to 14 years
  • Stroud Society - 5 to 9 years
  • Young Alumni Society - 2 years
    (Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) alumni)

Warrior Women Who Give
WWWG is comprised of women of all ages, making professional and personal connections with other participants from a variety of industries and diverse backgrounds. Together they combine philanthropic support and collaborate to make a significant contribution to ESU and its students. Learn more. 

  • Platinum Level - $1,500+
  • Gold Level - $500 to $1,499
  • Silver Level - $250 to $499
  • Bronze Level - <$250