Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award
The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award is given to distinguished alumni/alumnae and corporate partners in recognition of extraordinary service, philanthropy, and long-standing partnerships with Rensselaer.
The Patroon Society at Rensselaer
Since 1953, the Patroon Society at Rensselaer has provided a vital source of leadership, generosity, and support for generations of Rensselaer students. At every turn in our history, Patroons have played a key role in our success. The past fifteen years have been no exception. Gifts from our members in the Annual Patroon Society have shaped and fueled our dramatic transformation at Rensselaer. The generous and continued support from Patroons each year helps Rensselaer students receive needed financial aid and scholarships, experience our award-winning student programming, participate in undergraduate research, collaborate with our talented and dedicated faculty, and so much more. The continued leadership support of the Annual Patroon Society is critical if we are to sustain the Institute for the next two centuries—and beyond.
Annual Patroon Society
Annual Patroon Society members are recognized at the following levels, and recognition is based on gifts to Rensselaer during a single fiscal year (July 1 –June 30).
Annual Patron Society Giving Levels and Recognition
|The President’s Circle||$25,000 or more|
Membership in The Surveyors is offered to current students and young alumni at the following levels:
The Surveyors Giving Levels and Recognition
|Graduates in the last 4 years||$250|
|Graduates 5-9 years out||$500|
|Graduates 10-14 years out||$1,000|
Members of the Patroon Society receive invitations to exclusive events and special communications from the Institute.
Lifetime Patroon Society
The Lifetime Patroon Society recognizes exceptional cumulative giving to the Institute at the following levels:
Stephen Van Rensselaer Patroons Giving Levels and Recognition
|1824 Society||lifetime giving of $10,000,000|
|Stephen Van Rensselaer Society||lifetime giving of $1,000,000|
|George M. Low ’48 Society||lifetime giving of $500,000|
|Livingston W. Houston ’13 Society||lifetime giving of $250,000|
|Amos Eaton Society||lifetime giving of $100,000|
|Palmer C. Ricketts Society||lifetime giving of $50,000|
|B.F. Greene Society||lifetime giving of $20,000|
The Heritage Society
The Heritage Society recognizes those individuals who have chosen to leave a legacy at Rensselaer by planning a testmentary gift or making a life income gift. For more information on the Heritage Society, please contact Art Tracy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (518) 276-2561.