Rockford University values the financial support offered by alumni and other friends of the university and is proud to recognize and thank these donors through the university’s giving levels and societies. We greatly appreciate the thousands of alumni, parents and other friends who chose to support the Rockford University with their philanthropic giving during each fiscal year. We are honored to recognize you as generous supporters in our Honor Roll of Donors.
Membership in annual recognition levles is based on the total amount of gifts received from a donor during the university’s fiscal year, July 1 – June 30.

Charter Fund Giving Levels

Pavers $1 – $99
Founders $100 – $249
Builders $250 – $499
Leaders $500 – $999

Jane Addams Society

Within the Charter Fund there exists the Jane Addams Society. To participate, donations must be at a level of $1,000 or more during a fiscal year. The giving levels reflect the progression of Ms. Addams’ life from her time at Rockford University to the crowning moment of her life as a Nobel Laureate. It is our hope that as we continue to feature Jane Addams and her relevance to our work here, people will aspire to be identified with her through their philanthropy to the University.

We urge you to support the University at one of these levels.

Scholar $1,000 – $2,499
Valedictorian $2,500 – $4,999
Pioneer $5,000 – $9,999
Humanitarian $10,000 – $19,999
Laureate $20,000 +

Mary Ashby Cheek Society

The Mary Ashby Cheek Society of Rockford University has been established to recognize and honor donors who provide for the future of the University through long-range planned gifts. This special society was named after Dr. Cheek, who was among the first to actively encourage alumni and friends of Rockford University to plan gifts that would continue to benefit this institution beyond the giver’s lifetime. Membership is bestowed on donors who remember Rockford University in their wills, in their insurance policies or in such life income plans as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts.

Department Information

Office of Advancement 
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
fax 815-226-4081

Stephen L. Kull
Vice President for Advancement & Chief Development Officer

Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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