A Middlebury tradition of generosity and leadership. 

Members of the 1800 Society are among Middlebury’s most dedicated and generous alumni, parents, and friends. Each year, these individuals contribute more than 91 percent of the total dollars given to Middlebury, ensuring our educational model remains vibrant, relevant, and empowering.

Gifts from 1800 Society members support everything Middlebury does—providing the means each year to sustain and expand academic programs, enhance student life, recruit accomplished faculty, develop programs, and increase financial aid.

Whether you are giving for the first time or increasing your contribution, your annual 1800 Society gift places you within a select and valued Middlebury circle: those with both the ability and desire to support the College at a leadership level.


Dean’s List                 $2,500–9,999

College Luminaries      $10,000–49,999

Old Chapel Fellows    $50,000–99,999

Presidential Circle       $100,000 or more

Panther Society

The Panther Society offers specific membership levels for young alumni according to the number of years since graduation. One year post graduation is $100; nine years post graduation is $900.

Benefits of Membership

To honor those partners who do so much to advance our mission, we offer the following:

• Immediate listing on the Middlebury Donor Honor Roll, which appears on the Middlebury website 

• Invitation to an annual on-campus 1800 Society member reception during Reunion Weekend

• Invitations to campus and regional events

• Access to a personal staff Liaison in the Office of Advancement