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The Dunfermline Circle

Named for the region in which Andrew Carnegie was born, the Dunfermline Circle was founded in 2009. This society recognizes donors who contribute $100,000 to $499,999 to the university over the course of their lifetimes or through their estates. Membership in this prestigious society includes more than 400 individuals.

Membership Honors and Opportunities

  • Welcome Packet — Eligible candidates who have confirmed that they wish to participate in the lifetime cumulative giving program will receive a letter of acknowledgement in a welcome packet. Each member will receive a society lapel pin.
  • Member Privacy — To ensure privacy, eligible candidates may specify degrees of anonymity and participation in the lifetime cumulative giving program. Each presidential invitation includes a privacy protection form enabling candidates to choose how they wish to be recognized and participate, or to opt out of the program entirely.
  • Membership Announcements — Membership lists and announcements may be included in select publications and university websites, as well as displayed in suitable venues.
  • Special Events and VIP Access — Based on specific circle membership, donors are invited to select regional events and receive first consideration for VIP opportunities on campus.
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