Giving Societies

Donors making qualifying gifts may be recognized and rewarded through a number of Belmont University giving societies.

For more information about the giving societies below, please call 615-460-5517 or email


Many alumni and friends of Belmont have chosen to support the University through planned gifts. Those who do so automatically become members of the Belmont University Covenant Society, which honors and thanks those alumni and friends who have made provisions for Belmont in their estate plans.

Planned gifts come in many forms, including life income gifts whereby the donor transfers to Belmont an asset and retains an income for life; trusts that may permit donors to save on income, gift and estate taxes while providing for their families and Belmont; life insurance or retirement funds no longer needed; and, most importantly and simply, remembering Belmont in your will. 

We are forever grateful to all Covenant Society members for their continuing support of this great university and the students, faculty and staff who benefit from their generosity.


Members of the Magnolia Society support the vision and mission of the University through their generous gifts. They serve as inspiration to the entire Belmont community with their unwavering commitment. Their gifts of $1,000 or more enhance academic and extracurricular programming and directly impact daily student experiences. Belmont honors these generous donors with an annual Magnolia Society reception.

McWhorter Society

The McWhorter Society was created to provide financial support for health care education at Belmont University. The Society aims to provide scholarships for students, endowed professorships and support for innovative educational efforts. Through the commitment of the Society’s members, Belmont’s health care-related programs continue to provide the next generation of health care leaders for our community and beyond. Learn more here.

PARENT Giving SOciety

The Parent Giving Society is comprised of parents who make an annual contribution of $1,000 or more to the University. Gifts may be directed to the Belmont Annual Fund, Bruin Club, a specific school/college or to create or enhance a named, endowed fund. Donors who make a gift of $1,000 – $4,999 become members of the Parent Partners Program and the University Magnolia Society. Parent Partners receive invitations to special events, recognition in Belmont publications, special communications throughout the year and are invited to serve on the Parent Ambassador Team. Parents who make an annual gift of $5,000 or more are welcomed into the Parent Leadership Circle (PLC). In addition to the benefits available to the Parent Partners, PLC members are invited to the Spring and Fall Parent Forums which provide opportunities to connect with top faculty, senior leaders and program directors, hear We Believe Campaign updates and learn about new and existing academic and co-curricular programs.


The Auxiliary was established as Belmont College Aid in 1954 to promote interest in the University and to assist the administration, Board of Trustees, faculty and staff in providing scholarships for students. The organization was renamed the Belmont University Auxiliary in 1991 and then the Belmont Auxiliary Partners in 2007.

Through the years, Belmont Auxiliary Partners has provided scholarships for many deserving students who otherwise might not have had an opportunity for a Christian education.

Anyone interested in the mission of Belmont University is welcome to be a part of the Belmont Auxiliary Partners, including Board of Trustee members, alumni, faculty and staff (and their spouses/family members) and community members.

The Belmont Auxiliary Partners group meets twice annually, in the spring and the fall, with a luncheon meeting featuring a guest speaker.