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Donor Recognition Societies

Donors to Portland State University provide vital support for academic programs and campus initiatives. These recognition societies honor their contributions.


The President's Circle is PSU's leadership annual giving society. Members give unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more during the fiscal year. These gifts provide PSU's president with flexibility to meet high priorities, launch promising initiatves and provide scholarships. More



Named for PSU's founder and his wife, the Epler Society recognizes individuals who have included the PSU Foundation in their estate plan. By letting us know your intentions, we can better understand and carry out your goals and you can inspire others to follow your lead.

If you have named the PSU Foundation in your estate plan you are a member! Please contact Sarah Schwarz, 503-725-2684, for information on your planned gift.  Read more on gift planning



The Park Blocks Society recognizes donors who give any amount annually to PSU--supporting student scholarships, academic programs, faculty projects, campus development, strategic partnerships and more. Read more about annual giving to PSU.



The Vanport Society honors donors whose lifetime giving to PSU is $100,000 or more. Members of this society play a significant role in shaping the University through their generous gifts.