Giving to Reed

Donor Societies

Reed’s donor societies celebrate and honor Reed’s generous supporters. Explore your society, below, or become a member today by making a gift to Reed.

Loyal Owl Society

Loyal Owl Society logoNamed for Reed’s unofficial mascot, the Doyle Owl, the Loyal Owl Society recognizes the steadfast support of those who give to Reed every year. Membership is conferred when alumni contribute to Reed for three consecutive years. Because giving annually is important and deeply appreciated, Loyal Owls receive special recognition throughout the year. 

Annual Fund Donor Societies

Reed recognizes Annual Fund donors within the following donor societies:

President's Society $25,000 + Leadership Circle logo
Amanda Reed Society $10,000 – $24,999
Anna Mann Society $5,000 – $9,999
1911 Society $1,911 – $4,999
Griffin Society $1,000 – $1,910
Prexy Society $500 – $999
Canyon Society $250 – $499
Woodstock Society $1 – $249

Parent Council

The Reed College Parent Council is a group of Reed parents who represent the Reed parent community and set a leadership example through philanthropic support and advocacy of Reed’s mission. The Parent Council recognizes parents who support Reed at the following levels:

President's Society $25,000 +
Amanda Reed Society $10,000 – $24,999
Anna Mann Society $5,000 – $9,999
1911 Society $1,911 – $4,999

Parent donors at this level receive invitations to special events and personal access to college leadership.

Eliot Society

The Eliot Society recognizes donors who name Reed as a beneficiary of their will or trust or who establish a life income gift. This tradition of generosity reaches back to Reed's roots—the college itself was established through a bequest from the estates of Simeon and Amanda Reed in 1908. The society is named for Thomas Lamb Eliot, who first suggested to Simeon and Amanda Reed that they use their financial resources to found an institution of learning in Portland.