Recognition Societies

The philanthropic leadership of our donors is essential to Texas State University's continued growth and excellence. Thanks to their generosity, Texas State is able to attract and retain the best and brightest students, support excellence in teaching, elevate our research efforts and provide world-class facilities across our campuses. The university is proud to recognize their generosity through select recognition societies.

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Scholarship donor meeting student holding sign that says "Dr. Darlene H. Schmidt ESS/PT scholarship" at giving society event

Texas State Heroes

Texas State Heroes have contributed $1 million or more in lifetime giving. Through their extraordinary generosity, our Heroes have stepped forward to help us meet the needs of the state, the nation, and the world while also encouraging the dreams and aspirations of our Texas State community.


Pillar Society members represent a profound support for Texas State and recognizes lifetime giving of $100,000 to $999,999.


The Visionary Society recognizes the philanthropic leadership of donors with lifetime endowment giving of $25,000 to $99,999.


Donors who have named Texas State in their estate plans are eligible for membership in the Guardian Society.

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Forever Bobcats

Previously called a Lifetime Membership, Forever Bobcats recognizes alumni who give $1,000 or more in cumulative support to the Texas State Alumni Association.

Athletics & Bobcat Club

View all of the groups that support the variety of athletics programs at Texas State University and the giving societies under the Bobcat Club.