Join the Summa Society

Summa honors those donors who step forward as philanthropic leaders to play a vital role in ensuring that the University continues to grow each year.

Suffolk grads stand on balcony with Boston skyline in background

Members set an example of generosity for others to follow. They understand that an annual investment in Suffolk University is an investment in transforming lives.

Alumni and friends who contribute $1,000 or more annually to any area of the University in the current fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) are eligible for Summa membership. Members receive special invitations to events throughout the year.

Membership Levels

Membership Levels: President's Circle: $25,000+ | Deans' Circle: $10,000+ | Gleason Archer Circle: $5,000+ | Members: $1,000+ 

Join a Distinguished Society of Your Peers

In the last year, over 500 Suffolk alums earned Summa membership through their generous support. Hailing from 30+ states/countries around the world and representing all Suffolk majors and 67 class years from 1950–2022, these Suffolk graduates are helping to lift their alma mater to new heights above and beyond Beacon Hill. Will you join them?

Giving Levels

The Impact of a Leadership Gift

Here are a few of the ways a leadership gift can make a difference to our students:

Help two students fund their study abroad program with an annual gift of $5,000.

Ensure that today’s students enjoy the kind of high-quality global learning opportunities that enriched your own academic career.

Invest in Suffolk’s thriving campus with an annual gift of $2,500.

Help us continue to recruit and retain the strongest students, develop and improve campus facilities and resources, and bolster academic programs.

Support students in need with an annual gift of $1,500.

Offset school costs for one student, such as: a semester T-pass, one year’s cost of books and supplies, a residential student meal-plan or one year of groceries for one student facing food insecurity supported by the Suffolk CARES program.

Support our first-generation college students with an annual gift of $1,000.

Provide vital financial aid to students who might otherwise not be able to receive a Suffolk education.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kathy Tricca
Director, Summa Leadership
Giving Program

Tara Balan
Summa Gift Officer

Mailing address:
Suffolk University
Office of Advancement
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

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