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The Skibo Circle

Founded in 2009, Skibo Circle is named for Skibo Castle, Andrew Carnegie’s residence in Scotland during the 19th century.

This society recognizes philanthropic leaders whose cumulative giving over the course of their lifetimes or through their estates to the university is $500,000 to $999,999. Membership in this prestigious society includes more than 70 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.
  • 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.
  • Priority Communication — Members of Carnegie Mellon’s cumulative lifetime giving societies are privy to special communication from the president and the university at large.
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