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Donor Recognition

University Advancement

Giving Societies

Belmont celebrates donors who support educational excellence at Belmont. Your generosity helps provide scholarships, cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art facilities for our students. Join us in inspiring greatness and creating a brighter future at Belmont University.

logo-belmont-faithful-250-1.pngThe Belmont Faithful program honors our most loyal donors whose consistent annual support is the bedrock of our mission to empower students to change the world through disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Donors who make gifts of any amount in each of the past two calendar years will be celebrated as members and are recognized for the sum of consecutive calendar years in which they have made a gift.

logo-1890-society-250.pngMembers of the 1890 Society support the vision and mission of the University through their generosity. Their gifts of $100 or more (cumulative per calendar year) enhance academic and co-curricular programming and directly impact daily student experiences.

  • $10,000  –   Benefactor 
  • $5,000    –   Leader
  • $2,500    –   Executive
  • $1,000    –   Partner
  • $500       –   Patron
  • $250       –   Steward
  • $100       –   Member

The Covenant Society recognizes individuals who have chosen to support Belmont University through planned gifts. You can document your planned gift using the Covenant Society Form. Members are invited to special annual events that recognize university benefactors and showcase the superb students and faculty supported by private giving. For more information, please contact the Office of Development at 615-460-5517.

Download the Covenant Society Form

In the spring of 2013, Dr. Richard Treadway, a foundational Nashville health care leader, approached Dr. Robert Fisher, president of Belmont University, about an idea to support the education of future health care leaders in our community, city, state, nation and world. This idea grew into the formation of a giving society to support Belmont’s three health care-related academic programs: the Gordon E. Inman College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and the Health Care MBA program. 

Dr. Treadway wanted to name the group for an inspirational leader deemed most appropriate as a namesake. He chose R. Clayton McWhorter. 

In an era characterized by accounting scandals and questionable ethics, McWhorter carved a legacy of deep integrity, dynamic leadership and notable success. His leadership in the development of health care industry giants HealthTrust, Inc. and Hospital Corporation of America made him a legend in his field. His ability to garner support for meaningful health care reform is well known and earned him respect from across the political spectrum as well as in his home city, where he earned an iconic and affectionate reputation as the “godfather of Nashville health care.”

From Left: Former Vice Provost Phil Johnston, Clayton and Michelle McWhorter

While McWhorter’s many achievements were based on sound business principles and deep ethical standards, in the end it was his commitment to making a difference in the lives of others and giving back to the community that sealed his enduring legacy.

In the late 1980s, McWhorter became involved with Belmont University, a relationship that spanned more than two decades. Belmont named its pharmacy building “McWhorter Hall” to pay tribute to his philanthropy and service to the University.

The McWhorter Society was created to provide financial support for health care education at Belmont University. The Society aims to provide scholarships for students, endowed professorships and support for innovative educational efforts.

Through the commitment of the Society’s members, Belmont’s health care-related programs continue to provide the next generation of health care leaders for our community and beyond.

The Parent Leadership Circle (PLC) is Belmont’s parent and family giving society that recognizes the wonderful community of generous parents making a real impact through philanthropy.  Your gift to the PLC can support the needs of an academic college or be directed to our Belmont Fund which supports the area of greatest need across the Belmont community, the Assistance Scholarship supporting student persistence towards graduation, or the Bruin Emergency Grant for students with extraordinary financial challenges.

There are three tiers of membership in the PLC:

  • Parent Partners contribute $1,000 - $4,999+ annually
  • Parent Ambassadors contribute $5,000+ annually 
  • Parent TEAM members have a passion to create a legacy by supporting a university initiative or endowing a named scholarship or missions fund. These legacy gifts begin at $50,000 and can be paid over a period of 5-years.
Benefits of your PLC membership include invitations to attend some of our signature events as well as unique hosting and volunteer opportunities.

 Join the PLC or to make your annual renewal gift.  

For more information, please contact Greg Pillon, Director of Parent & Family Giving at 615-460-5466 or email greg.pillon@belmont.edu.