Donor Recognition Giving Societies

Philanthropy has been the cornerstone of the Greenwood Genetic Center’s 50 year history. Donors who include Foundation in their philanthropic plans are recognized through a variety of giving societies.

Lifetime Giving Societies

The Mendel Society

Gregor Mendel left a tremendous scientific legacy as the ‘Father of Genetics.’ We honor donors who also leave a lasting legacy by making GGC Foundation the beneficiary of a planned gift.

Benefits of Membership in The Mendel Society include:

  • Invitation to special events and seminars
  • GGC Helix Highlights subscription
  • The gratitude and admiration of the GGC family
  • Deep satisfaction derived from making a lasting impact on GGC and the families we serve

The Founder’s Society

Lifetime Gifts of $25,000 and above (cumulative)

  • Benefactor: $100,000 and above
  • Humanitarian: $50,000-$99,999
  • Patron: $25,000-$49,999

The Founder’s Society is an esteemed society that helps the Center make a transformational impact. This special lifetime giving society celebrates these donors in the following ways:

  • Invitation to Double Helix Society Recognition Reception
  • Invitation to the GGC Christmas Party
  • Donor Recognition at the GGC Annual Meeting and on the Wall of Donors
  • Special updates from GGC as they are released

Annual Giving Societies

The Double Helix Society

Annual Gifts of $1,000 and above

  • Genome Champion: $10,000 and above
  • Chromosome Champion: $5,000-$9,999
  • Gene Champion: $2,500-$4,999
  • DNA Champion: $1,000-$2,499

The Double Helix Society is a very special recognition club that honors annual donors and their dedication to supporting the GGC Foundation and provides acknowledgement in the following ways:

  • Invitation to Double Helix Society Recognition Reception
  • Invitation to the GGC Holiday Party
  • Donor Recognition in the Gratitude Report and on the donor wall
  • Special updates from GGC as they are released

Discovery Circle

Annual Gifts of up to $999

The Discovery Circle will receive recognition in the following ways for their thoughtful support and commitment to the Center’s mission:

  • Donor Recognition on the GGC donor wall
  • Special updates from GGC as they are released

Giving Greater Care Circle

GGC employees who extend their dedication to the Center’s mission with a financial gift of any amount will be recognized in the following ways:

  • Donor Recognition on the GGC donor wall
  • Special Updates from GGC as they are released
  • Participation in employee giving events