Recognition societies

Chancellor's Society

Chancellor’s Society members are vital to the success of Texas Woman’s University by providing funds that make it possible for TWU to meet urgent needs and fund opportunities for students, faculty and staff that would not be possible otherwise. Membership is open to those who make annual contributions of $1,500 or more to the Chancellor's Innovation Fund. 

To receive more information on the Chancellor’s Society, please contact

Garrett Holland
Director of Annual Giving

Redbud Society

Redbud Society Wordmark

The Texas Woman’s University’s Redbud Society honors the most loyal alumni, friends and donors who have supported TWU for three or more consecutive years of recent annual giving. Redbud Society members, through their dedication, assist Texas Woman’s University to thrive and aspire to new levels of academic and operational excellence with their annual donations. Just as the vibrant buds of the redbud trees make their annual appearance on campus, the Redbud Society honors our most loyal supporters whose dedication is seen and appreciated year after year. 

The 1901 Society

The 1901 Society at Texas Woman’s University’s was inspired by an alumni, Mary L. A. Stanton, who made the largest single gift to the University to-date.  The 1901 Society pays homage to the year the University was established.  The Society recognizes the tremendous vision of the University’s most generous pioneering donors who have contributed $1 million or more in their lifetimes.

Wordmark for the 1901 Society

The mission of the Society is to encourage greater private support for the institution and to recognize donors who are helping the University advance its mission of education, research and service. Gifts may be made for endowments, current use such as facility construction/renovation, scholarships or supporting research. These exceptionally generous leaders have made an indelible mark on the University through their philanthropy, serving as benefactors to hosts of students, faculty and alumni.

To receive more information on The 1901 Society, please contact

Kimberly Russell, Ed.D.
Vice President of University Advancement
Executive Director, TWU Foundation

Old Main Society

Logo for Old Main Society

Named for the first building on campus, constructed in 1903, the Old Main Society recognizes alumni and friends who have included Texas Woman’s University in their estate plans through wills, trusts, insurance, life income gifts or other forms of deferred planned giving. By choosing to contribute to the continued growth of TWU your gifts help women and men thrive and reach their potential becoming global leaders of tomorrow.

To receive more information on opportunities through the Old Main Society, visit or contact

Patrice Frisby
Director of Major Gifts

TWU Legacy Society

Legacy Society wordmark

The TWU Legacy Society invites students in their final semester before graduation to support future students with a gift of their graduation year ($20.19, $20.20…) to the scholarship fund, or any area of the university they wish to support. With the initial donation upon their graduation, students establish a legacy that contributes to the educational excellence for years to come. Graduating students are encouraged to continue as active members of the Legacy Society with ongoing, annual gifts of any amount as alumni.

Legacy Society members are identified during commencement ceremonies with a maroon and gold regalia cord and tassels.

For questions regarding the TWU Legacy Society, please call 940.898.3863. 

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