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The 1869 Society

Honor the history and legacy of Ursinus College by making a gift to join our 1869 Society.

Ursinus has been opening minds and building meaningful futures for nearly 150 years. This college was built on a tradition of forward-thinking education—imparting knowledge that fosters excellence and develops responsible citizens of our world. We are transforming the lives of our students and, more broadly, making an impact in our global community through our powerful network of graduates.

So much of what Ursinus is able to accomplish is only made possible through the support of our generous philanthropic partners. Our donors are the bedrock upon which our mission and future are built, helping to close the gap that exists between the escalating costs of education and the funding available to the college. 

To recognize our most transformative supporters, the college has created the 1869 Society and named it for our founding year. This leadership giving group is composed of those individuals, corporations and foundations who make unrestricted annual gifts to Ursinus of $1,869 or more in a single fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)..

Please support the future of our college by joining the 1869 Society today.

Graham (Mac) Mackenzie ’74
Ann Helfferich Mackenzie ’77
1869 Society Co-Chairs

Benefits of the 1869 Society include:

  • Invitations to members-only style events.
  • A personal liaison to the college.
  • Exclusive communications from Ursinus.
  • Special listing within our annual honor roll of donors.

View a list of the leaders you’ll join as an 1869 Society member.