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ULM Advancement, Foundation & Alumni Relations

Donor Recognition Program

The Donor Recognition Program was established to recognize donors and to express gratitude to those donors who have distinguished themselves by their generous support the University through their ongoing and significant gifts.

Since 1931, the University of Louisiana at Monroe has provided outstanding academic, cultural and service opportunities for the citizens of Louisiana. ULM continues this valued tradition through an even stronger commitment in all areas of university life — as students in the classroom, on stage, in the research laboratory, or on the athletic field — strive to be their very best.

As a donor, your gift has a significant impact on current and future generations of students.


The Donor Recognition Program provides for naming opportunities in the Laird Weems CenterKitty DeGree School of Nursing, Liew Family International Student CenterClarke M. Williams Student Success Center, and the Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center.



The George T. Walker Heritage Society honors those generous donors who have included the University as a beneficiary in their wills or have made other planned gifts such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance policies, or other qualified giving instruments.

$ 250,000
Charitable Lead Trusts
$ 100,000
Charitable Remainder Trusts (Age 50 or above)
$ 100,000
$     2,000
Charitable Gift Annuities - Current (Age 60 or above)
$ 100,000
$     2,000
Charitable Gift Annuities - Deferred (Age 40 or above)

Learn More About Estate and Planned Gifts


George T. Walker Heritage Society

Buck and Libby Anderson

Thomas O. Bancroft*

Guy and Loura Barr

Florence J. Blackstock*

Jack and Debbie* Blitch

Scherck Bogen*

Larry* and Cecille Bradley

Stephen* and Ernestine Brown

Sandra Chappell

Carl and Kaye Cloessner

Toni Coble*

Curtis and Laurinda Crenshaw

Ray Crowell

Dr. Lawrence J. Danna

Thomas* and Attie Day

Kitty DeGree*

Dr. Judy High Diffley

Jimmy* and Dale Dimos

Michael Echols

Douglas and Kristy Farr

James Kurt* and Irmgard Kahn* Fisher

Billy and Patti Gammel

Charlotte Diane Gilbert*

Mark Randall Gilley


Maurice L. Gold*

Ronald and Judith Graham

J.D. and Annie Greco

Marsha D. Griffin*

Frances D. Hammond*

Ressa* and Joe Harris*

Terry Michael Hays

Ernest Duncan Holloway*

John E. Huntsman* and Sharon D. Harrison

Suzzon Jackson*

John James

Nancy Johnston

Dan Johnston*

Britton Katz

Tex* and Carole Kilpatrick

William “Billy”* and Florinell Laird

Paul and Carolyn Lasseigne

Louise Briley Leake*

Betty Ley

Violet Liner*

Chip Lyman

Marjorie Malone*

Mildred Mauer*

Claxton and Caroline Mayo


Charles “Charlie Mc” and Kay McDonald

Hugh and Kay McDonald

Lewis Marvin McKneely*

James* and Dorothy* Mock

Shawn and Donna Murphy

Kathleen Nettleton*

Thomas I. Parks

Adele Ransom*

Lawrence and Ann Robinson

Tag Rome

Rodger Ross

Linda and Paul Sabin

Elizabeth Ann Shaw*

Brenda Hensley Smith

John and Billie* Smith

John H. Smith, III*

Hanna Spyker*

Charles Freeman Stamper*

Lawson and Sharon Swearingen

James Taunton*

Elee Trichel

George T.* and Mary Ellen* Walker

Jerry and Katherine Warner

Elsie Webb*

James Yeldell*



The Kitty DeGree Bell Tower Society Program is based upon the donor’s cumulative lifetime giving to the University.  This program is the most visible and distinguished donor recognition offered by the University and serves to recognize those donors who assist ULM in fulfilling its mission of providing the highest level of excellence in academic, research and service programs.

Donors are eligible for membership in the Kitty DeGree Bell Tower Society Program when their cumulative giving total reaches $50,000, including pledges and matching gifts.

$ 1,000,000 and above
Tower Society
$ 500,000 - $ 999,999
Bayou Society
$ 100,000 - $ 499,999
Ouachita Society
$ 50,000 - $99,999
Cornerstone Society



The ULM Associates Annual Giving Program was the first major donor program established by the ULM Foundation. It provides special recognition to donors who contribute or pledge a minimum of $1,000 or more to the University annually. Donors qualify by making an annual gift or pledge at one of the listed gift levels. Membership in the program is based upon calendar year giving (January 1 through December 31) and is renewed annually. Corporate matching gifts are included in the donor’s gift total and membership can be held by an individual, married couple, or by a corporation, foundation, or organization. 

President’s Circle  
$20,000 - $49,999    Diamond Associate
$15,000 - $19,999    Platinum Associate
$10,000 - $14,999  Gold Associate
University Circle  
$5,000 - $9,999 Silver Associate
$1,000 - $4,999  Bronze Associate


If you would like to support ULM's Annual Fund, please  visit our secure Web site to make your gift.

ULM employees can also have their Annual Fund gift deducted by completing ULM Faculty and Staff Annual Fund Payroll Deduction Form