"Lincoln University is the only institution founded by soldiers of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantry. Many of those soldiers were ex-slaves that learned to read and write at classes around campfires on the battlefield."
Today, you have the opportunity to build upon our proud past toward a progressive future. Consider joining distinguished alumni, friends, corporations and private foundations that support innovation at Lincoln University. These vital partnerships foster student success through named scholarships, faculty and program development and capital improvements.
Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 573-681-6070 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about membership.
Donor Level Name Donor Giving Range
1866 Society $100,000 and above
Legacy Society $ 25,000 - 99,999
Presidents Circle $ 10,000 - 24,999
In addition, Lincoln University recognizes our distinguished major donors in the Logan A. Bennett Society and R.B. Foster Society.
Logan A. Bennett Society Major and Lifetime Giving
The Logan A. Bennett Society recognizes one of the last survivors of the 62nd United States Colored Infantry and lifetime donor who contributed to Lincoln Institute in 1866. Membership of this society includes alumni and friends who support Lincoln University either through one-time gifts or cumulative lifetime giving of $10,000 and above.
R.B. Foster Society Planned Giving
The Richard Baxter Foster Society recognizes one of the First Lieutenants of the 62nd United States Colored Infantry founding members and first principal of Lincoln Institute. Membership of this society includes alumni and friends who invest in a legacy of excellence at Lincoln University through estate planning tools such as bequests in a will, trust or life insurance policy.