Third Pillar

Third Pillar is a loyalty recognition program for donors making consecutives gifts in the last three or more fiscal years. Our analytics show that the third year of consecutive giving is a very important milestone that predicts likely continued support. We believe it is important to recognize this special achievement of loyal giving to help seal their commitment.

Qualifying Gifts

Recognition into Third Pillar is calculated by university-wide gifts of $1 and above during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) and does not include gifts made to Athletic Ticket Priority funds. 


  • Acknowledgement – Reaching Third Pillar is acknowledged by a mailed welcome packet. This packet includes a message from the university’s president and a magnet.

Donor Relations and Stewardship assumed responsibility for Third Pillar in 2015.