Donor Recognition

Leading for the Good of Gilman

The Founders' Society

The Founder’s Society

Leadership giving through The Founders’ Society accounts for 73 percent of giving to The Gilman Fund. Its members—alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends who contribute a total of $2,500 in one fiscal year—represent our most visionary supporters. They lead our efforts to ensure that the extraordinary Gilman experience lives on. 

The Founders’ Society carries six recognition levels for donors and acknowledges cumulative giving.

Anne Galbraith Carey        

$50,000 or more

Louise Fisher Bruce

$25,000 to $49,999

Daniel Coit Gilman

$10,000 to $24,999

William A. Fisher

$5,000 to $9,999

Homewood Circle

$2,500 to $4,999

Ad Astra*

*For more information, see Ad Astra on this page. 

$100+ depending on class year    


Ad Astra

Ad Astra is Gilman’s leadership giving society for graduates of the last 15 years.

Giving Levels

Class of 2005                        $1,000+

Classes of 2006-2009          $500+

Classes of 2010-2014          $250+

Classes of 2015-2019          $100+

Learn more.

Leadership Gift Clubs

Leadership gift clubs recognize donors of $500 or more at two different levels.

Ludlow H. Baldwin Society

$1,000 to $2,499                

Edward T. Russell Associates        

$500 to $999

The Grasshopper Society

The Grasshopper Society honors and recognizes donors who have participated in Gilman’s planned giving program, ensuring the future vitality of the school. Learn more about becoming a Grasshopper Society member.



Each member of The Medallion Society has provided more than one million dollars in lifetime giving to Gilman School.

Members of The Medallion Society are those benefactors who have supposed Gilman at the highest level—our greatest philanthropic leaders—who raise charitable sights of our broader constituency. These donors provide the financial resources to support and reinforce the foundation of our School over generations.

Its name is inspired by Gilman's highest student award, the William A. Fisher Medallion, which is awarded to the student who has rendered the highest services possible to the School by leadership based on the influence of character.


   2017-2018 Gilman Annual Report

 The final report for the First Things First campaign will be available later in 2019.