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Annual Giving Levels

If you would like to speak to a university representative regarding a gift, please contact the Office of University Advancement at (931) 221-7127.


Annual giving clubs have been established to recognize the contributions of the individuals, corporations and organizations who, through their annual gifts, provide ongoing support for the continual enhancement of the University.  

The President's Society recognizes gifts of $1,000 or more at five giving levels. These gifts enable the University to pursue a level of excellence not otherwise possible.

  • The Oscar C. Page Circle - $25,000 or more

The Page Circle was created to honor Austin Peay's sixth president, who led the University from 1988 to 1994.  It recognizes the committment of those donors who make annual contributions of $25,000 or more. 

  • The John S. Ziegler Circle - $10,000 to $24,999

The Ziegler Circle, named for the founding president of Austin Peay, recognizes the visionary leaders who demonstrate their extraordinary level of commitment to the University through an annual contribution of $10,000 to $24,999.

  • The Philander P. Claxton Circle - $5,000 to $9,999

The Claxton Circle was created to honor Austin Peay's second president who led the University through its early years from 1930 to 1946 and to recognize the generosity of those who make annual contributions of $5,000 to $9,999.

  • The Halbert Harvill Circle - $2,500 to $4,999

The Harvill Circle is named for one of Austin Peay's most beloved presidents, who led the University from 1946 to 1962.  It recognizes the commitment of those donors who contribute between $2,500 and $4,999 annually.

  • The Joe Morgan Circle - $1,000 or $2,499

The Morgan Circle was created to honor Austin Peay's fourth president, who led the University from 1962-1976, and to recognize those contributors who make annual contributions of $1,000 to $2,499.

Donors of gifts of $100 to $999 are recognized through membership in one of the three giving clubs.

  • Columns Club - $500 to $999
  • Sentinel's Club - $250 to $499
  • Century Club - $100 to $249