Giving Societies

The 1842 Society

1842societyHonoring the year Hollins was founded, The 1842 Society provides special recognition to alumnae/i, parents, and friends who give at least $1,842 during the year to any designation at Hollins.

Members are invited to special events with the president and trustees and are listed in a prominent location in our Annual Report on Giving.

President’s Society $50,000 and up
Founder’s Society $25,000 – 49,999
Quadrangle Society $10,000 – 24,999
Main Society $5,000 – 9,999
Carvin Society $2,500 – 4,999
Botetourt Society $1,842 – 2,499

Miss Matty’s Circle

MissmattysMiss Matty’s Circle recognizes young alumnae who are leadership donors; these donors enjoy full membership in the 1842 Society.

Miss Matty’s Circle honors Matty Cocke, daughter of Hollins’ founder, president of Hollins from 1901 to 1933, and the first woman to head a college in Virginia.

All members of The 1842 Society and Miss Matty’s Circle are invited to a special cocktail reception celebrating their dedication to Hollins at the President’s house the Friday evening of Reunion, and to an annual weekend celebration exclusively for these leadership level donors.

10-14 years $1,000 – 1,841
5-9 years $500 – 1,841
1-4 years $250 – 1,841

The Green and the Gold Society

The Green and the Gold Society recognizes the important role played by those alumnae/i, parents, and friends that consistently support Hollins.

  • Donors to any designation at Hollins for five or more consecutive years are honored with a star symbol next to their names in our Annual Report on Giving.
  • Membership is also extended to recent alumnae/i who have given every year since graduation.

Marian Wolff Young Society

The Marian Wolff Young society recognizes lifetime giving to Hollins.

Named in honor of Marian Wolff Young ’29, who made a gift to Hollins every year from her graduation until her death in 2008.

  • Donors who give every year since graduation are recognized with a Y next to the name in the Annual Report on Giving and receive a ribbon to wear at Reunion denoting their membership in this society.

Levavi Oculos

This lifetime giving society honors Hollins’ most generous donors whose cumulative gifts surpass $1 million.

The university motto, Levavi Oculos (from the 121st Psalm: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills”), emphasizes leadership and service in accord with the Hollins value and traditions.

  • Levavi Oculos member names are engraved on a marble frieze located along the walkway between East and Pleasants on campus.

The Heritage Society

The Heritage Society honors those alumnae/i, parents, and friends who have generously made a bequest provision or planned gift commitment for Hollins in their estate plans.


Because it’s gifts like yours that make this place the great institution it is and strives to be.

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