We are profoundly grateful to our donors who give loyally each year, give leadership gifts, and those who include Hollins in their estate planning. Thank you for lifting your sights for Hollins. Our donors are recognized in the following giving societies:
The 1842 Society
Honoring 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 of The 1842 Society are invited to a special event at Reunion, and members at the Botetourt level and above are invited to an annual weekend celebration exclusively for these leadership level donors. Members also receive a ribbon to wear at Reunion denoting their membership in this society.
Miss Matty’s Circle
Miss Matty’s Circle recognizes young alumnae and students 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.
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 granted membership.
- Membership is also extended to recent alumnae/i who have given every year since graduation.
Marian Wolff Young Society
Named in honor of Marian Wolff Young, class of 1929, who made a gift to Hollins every year from her graduation until her death in 2008 – nearly 80 years. The Marian Wolff Young Society recognizes lifetime giving to Hollins.
- Donors who give every year since graduation receive a ribbon to wear at Reunion denoting their membership in this society.
Levavi Oculos Society
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.
The 175 club
Honoring Hollins’ 175th anniversary, the 175 Club recognizes donors who made a gift including the numbers 1-7-5 during the 2016-2017 year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017). Members are listed on the website.
1,320 members gave a total of $755,107.75!