Donor Recognition Societies

Continuing the Tradition, Investing in the Future

Northeastern’s leadership giving societies were created to honor our most generous donors. Whether you join one of the annual leadership giving societies, the Huntington Society, the Frank Palmer Speare Society, or all three, you can take pride in knowing that you, in partnership with with the Board of Trustees, President Joseph E. Aoun, and our academic deans, are advancing the university’s mission and the goals of the Empower campaign.



The Huntington Society

Membership in the Huntington Society honors donors who have made generous commitments of $100,000 or more to Northeastern. Since the society was established more than two decades ago, individual members have expanded opportunities for experiential education for students, developed our talented faculty, and transformed our campus.

Members of the Huntington Society serve five-year terms and are among the closest friends of the university. Their visionary and strategic investment in Northeastern is celebrated at a special event each fall, and their names appear prominently in the annual honor roll of donors. As leaders of the Northeastern philanthropic community, members of the Huntington Society are playing key roles in the Empower campaign.


If you have questions about the Huntington Society, please contact:


Charlotte A. Troyanowski
Senior Director of Donor Relations

Recognition_GivingCircle_553x319Annual Leadership Gift Circle

The Annual Leadership Gift Circle recognizes donors who make an annual, unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more. Supporting Northeastern at an Annual Leadership level gives the university the discretion and flexibility to allocate funding where its greatest need may be. It also helps the university fund unexpected costs and take advantage of emerging opportunities. Special recognition is provided at the following gift levels:




EmpowerWeb-Recognition_infographicTo speak with an advancement officer about making your gift at an Annual Leadership Gift Circle level, please call 617.373.2520. In addition to the Annual Leadership Gift Circle, each school and college, as well as the School of Law and the University Libraries, provide opportunities for alumni and friends to join their annual giving societies.

Recognition_Speare_webThe Frank Palmer Speare Society

The Frank Palmer Speare Society honors the legacy of Northeastern’s first president and his dedication to creating a sustainable university. Membership in the society is conferred upon alumni and friends who demonstrate their generosity and commitment to Northeastern through an estate provision or other planned gift.

For more information, please contact:

Office of Gift Planning