The 1842 Society and Miss Matty’s Circle

Photo of group at 1842 event

 

The 1842 Society is Hollins’ premier recognition society for annual donors to Hollins. The brainchild of Pat Bain ’49, the society dates from 1968. It initially recognized members giving $1,000 or more yearly to the annual giving fund. In the 1990s, the membership buy-in level increased to $1,842 and has stayed at that level ever since.

Miss Matty’s Circle recognizes current students and alumnae who have graduated from Hollins in the last 14 years and are considered leadership donors.

Beginning July 1, 2018, members will see changes to both the 1842 Society and Miss Matty’s Circle. These changes are intended to enhance both fundraising for Hollins and the methods for sharing important campus news with donors.

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. The number of levels within the 1842 Society will be condensed from six to five. The Botetourt Society (gifts from $1,842 to $2,499) will remain in place, although the minimum gift to attend the 1842 Society weekend will increase to $2,500.

The 1842 Society Chair: TBA

New 1842 Society Incentives

Botetourt Society

  • Membership in the 1842 Society
  • Receive invitation to annual event at Reunion
  • Recognized in annual giving report
  • 1842 Society ribbon at Reunion

Carvin Society

  • All incentives listed above
  • Receive invitation to annual 1842 Society weekend

Quadrangle Society

  • All incentives listed above
  • Receive quarterly communication; only for donors giving at this level and up
  • Annual phone call with the President of Hollins

Founders’ Society

  • All incentives listed above
  • Advance cocktails with the President of Hollins at alumnae events

President’s Society

  • All incentives listed above
  • Private dinner or cocktails with the President of Hollins during the 1842 Society weekend

Miss Matty’s Circle

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

Students can join Miss Matty’s Circle with a new minimum gift of $75. Membership includes a Hollins pin and Miss Matty’s Circle ribbon to wear on graduation robe, being recognized in annual giving report, and an invitation to an annual 1842 Society event at Reunion.

Alumnae that have graduated in the last 14 years can join Miss Matty’s Circle with gift levels that follow a rubric according to the number of years since graduation. Miss Matty’s Circle members receive 1842 Society membership at the Carvin Society level.

Membership includes being recognized in the annual giving report, a special ribbon to wear at Reunion, an invitation to an annual event at Reunion, an invitation to the annual 1842 Society weekend, plus invitations to Miss Matty’s Circle Meet-ups in various locations each year.

Miss Matty’s Circle Chair: Kelsey Deforest ’13 – kelseydeforest@gmail.com


Photo of group at Lorimer HouseEvents

Upcoming

  • Miss Matty’s Circle Meet-up, New York City, January 25, 2018
  • The 1842 Society Weekend, Nashville, November 9 – 11, 2018

Previous

  • The 1842 Society Weekend, Washington, D.C., November 5 – 8, 2017