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Giving Recognition

Sigma Alpha Epsilon donors are part of a lively, distinguished community—donors who share a belief in the transformative power of education and the capacity of individuals to better our world through leadership, scholarship, service, and friendship

Learn more about how the Foundation celebrates philanthropic leadership, including special access and courtesies for society members.

Lifetime Giving

Founders Circle

Lifetime giving society for donors whose cumulative support totals $5,000 or more.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation’s cumulative giving societies allow us the opportunity to acknowledge donors who have made a significant investment in our mission – advancing True Gentlemen through the power of philanthropy.

With the support of our generous lifelong donors, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation is able to advance the lives of SAEs worldwide.

The Foundation is honored to recognize our time-honored donors through the following cumulative giving societies:

Silver Level: $5,000 – $9,999

Gold Level: $10,000 – $24,999

Pearl Level: $25,000 – $49,999

Amethyst Level: $50,000 – $99,999

Ruby Level: $100,000 – $249,999

Emerald Level: $250,000 – $499,999

Sapphire Level: $500,000 – $999,999

Diamond Level: $1,000,000+

Heritage Society

For donors who make estate commitments. Click here to learn about how to give through your estate.

Annual Giving

Beyond these lifetime giving levels, these additional societies are ways we show our appreciation to those who contribute in specific ways.

Archon Circle

An annual giving society for donors who contribute $500 or more annually. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation recognizes annual donors for gifts of $500 or more to the Annual Loyalty Fund.

Archon Circle members include donors who are Alumni and Friends of SAE who give a total of $500 or more to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation each fiscal year (July 1–June 30).

Archon Circle Levels

Chronicler: $500 – $999

Herald: $1,000 – $2,499

Warden: $2,500 – $4,999

Archon: $5,000 and above

Archon Circle Benefits:

  • Special recognition on donor honor roll
  • Special annual gift from the Foundation
  • Exclusive invitations to National and Foundation events
  • Stories about the difference your Philanthropy makes in The Record (print & online)
  • 5% discount code to
Phoenix Circle

A monthly giving society for donors who support SAE both locally and nationally with a monthly gift of at least $25 to the Annual Loyalty Fund and their chapter’s education fund.
Click here to join the Phoenix Circle

Recurring donors become members of the Phoenix Circle with a monthly gift of at least $25 for at least 12 months. Donors choose how to allocate their gift: 50% to the Annual Loyalty Fund and 50% to your chapter’s education fund, or 100% to the Annual Loyalty Fund. Phoenix Circle members will receive:

  • Phoenix Circle lapel pin
  • Special recognition on donor honor roll
  • Subscription to the print edition of The Record
  • A quarterly financial update via email from the SAE Foundation
  • Pride and Zeal, knowing that you are supporting your Fraternity with a steady stream of donations
  • Monthly discount code to

As a recurring donor, you see the value in giving to Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Your gift alone ensures that one undergraduate brother is able to attend at least one leader development academy or educational program, or is awarded a scholarship. Will you join your fellow brothers who have made the Foundation a priority each month?

Why become a monthly donor?
Donors that support the Sigma Alpha Epsilon mission on a recurring schedule become a dependable source of income, helping us serve more undergraduate brothers every year.

How does it work?
Your credit card will be charged through our secure automated processor once a month for the amount you choose. Donations made on a monthly basis add up quickly, making a huge impact each year.

How do I get started?
Click here to join the Phoenix Circle. You will be asked to choose your monthly gift amount. Simply fill in your credit card information and click “Join the Phoenix Circle” at the bottom of the donation page.

Then what?
Give yourself a high-five from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation team! We are so grateful for your support – it means the world to us and the thousands of undergraduate brothers that we provide leader development, educational opportunities, and scholarships to every year.

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