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Giving Societies

Giving Societies

Giving societies commemorate Antiochian legacies – donors, leaders, and symbols that helped shape the entire Antioch College community. Member’s of Antioch’s giving societies are key partners in building a culture of philanthropy and ensuring we remain a College in action.

Towers Society

Alumni & friends who have contributed or pledges $25,000 or more

The Towers Society is named for the iconic towers of Antioch Hall. The towers of Main were completed in 1853. Main Building symbolized both the high ideals that went into the establishment of Antioch and the hopes for the future of Yellow Springs as a cultural center.

Arthur Morgan Society

Alumni and friends who have contributed $10,000–$24,999

The Arthur Morgan Society is named for Arthur Ernest Morgan, President of Antioch College from 1920-1936. In his time as President, he worked to put Antioch on more stable financial ground, acquired the Glen, and ultimately brought co-op to Antioch based on his strong belief that we best learn by doing.

Rebecca Pennell Society

Alumni and friends who have contributed $5,000–$9,999

The Rebecca Pennell Society is named for Rebecca Mann Pennell, the first woman to be appointed full faculty member at an American college. She was one of the ten founding professors of Antioch College.

Horace Mann Society

Alumni and friends who have contributed $1,000–$4,999

The Horace Mann Society is named for Horace Mann, the first president of Antioch College and well-known political figure of his time. Following his advocacy for universal public education as a member of Massachusetts State Senate, he was the first ever secretary to the first ever board of education, and in that capacity wrote 12 annual reports that form the basis for American public schools both North and South.

Algo D. Henderson Society

Alumni and friends who have contributed $500–$999

The Algo D. Henderson Society is named for Dr. Algo D. Henderson who, when named President of Antioch College in 1936 at the age of only 39, became one of the youngest college presidents in the country. He later became one of the principal planners of the State University of New York system.

Hugh Taylor Birch Bequest Society

Planned gifts of any amount

The Hugh Taylor Birch Bequest Society honors those who have made a planned or estate gift to Antioch College. Hugh Taylor Birch (Class of 1869) was passionate about his love of nature and his love for his alma mater. He gave the Glen to the College and provided a significant maintenance endowment to the College in his will. These gifts ensured that the Glen, named for Birch’s beloved daughter, Helen, would be enjoyed by future generations of Antiochians.

Steps Club

Alumni and friends who have contributed up to $499

Presidents Circle

Annual gift of $5,000 or more

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