The 1856 Society is named for the year in which the East Alabama Male College (now Auburn University) was established. This society recognizes donors at Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery whose cumulative contributions and irrevocable planned gifts reach or exceed $100,000. Although membership induction is reserved solely for individuals, the 1856 Society also honors organizational donors whose contributions reach these levels.

Society members and organizational benefactors are honored in the fall at a biennial dinner and recognition ceremony.

Recognition Milestones: 1856 Society Member: $100,000 Auburn Creed Circle: $250,000 Legacy Circle: $500,000 Founders’ Circle: $1 Million Tower Circle: $5 Million President’s Circle: $10 Million

Society Contact: Sandra Clay (334) 844-1322