Annual giving at the leadership level—$1,000 and above—is particularly crucial in building momentum for the college during the Step Forward campaign and beyond. The Step Forward campaign aims to bring its ranks of leadership donors to at least 1,000 members.
Leadership gifts are recognized in the following ways at Macalester:
- Grand Society
Membership in the college's Grand Society is given each year to those who contribute Annual Fund gifts of $1,000 - $2,499 annually.
- Scot Society
Macalester’s Scottish Presbyterian founders laid the foundation for the college’s distinctive, outward-oriented character. Members of the Scot Society help sustain this character by supporting the college through Annual Fund gifts of $2,500 to $4,999 in a fiscal year.
- Tartan Society
Membership in the college's Tartan Society is given to those who contribute Annual Fund gifts of $5,000-$9,999 annually.
- Highland Society
Membership in the college's Highland Society is given to those who contribute Annual Fund gifts of 10,000 to $24,999 annually.
- Piper Society
The piper leads the procession, and members of the Piper Society do the same. They step up to lead the way with generous support of the programs through which Macalester carries out its mission. Membership is extended to those who make Annual Fund gifts of $25,000 or more in a given fiscal year.
Leadership gifts are indispensable to the growth of the Annual Fund. Macalester’s academic excellence and programmatic innovation require investment in the Annual Fund. Annual Fund leadership donors are full partners in creating a bright and accomplished future for Macalester.