Honor Roll of Donors

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Our students’ passion for learning is matched by the passion for giving from our alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends. We express our deepest gratitude to all who sustain Rhodes College with their financial investments.

Please note: Unrestricted Alumni gifts and gifts for COVID-19 Emergency and Instructional Assistance are recognized on our additional Honor Roll of Donors webpage.

The Peyton Nalle Rhodes Society

The Peyton Nalle Rhodes Society in the Paul Barret, Jr. Library includes the names of those who are our most generous benefactors.

The Benefactors’ Circle

The Benefactors’ Circle in the Cloister of Southwestern Hall includes the names of those who have made historic commitments to Rhodes. Parents of current students or graduates are indicated by "P." Grandparents of current students or graduates are indicated by "GP."

The Walter D. Bellingrath Society

With deep gratitude, Rhodes College honors members of The Walter D. Bellingrath Society whose concern for the future financial strength of Rhodes has led them to make historic deferred gifts to the college. The caret (^) denotes donors who have passed away. Parents of current students or graduates are indicated by "P." Grandparents of current students or graduates are indicated by "GP."

The Ralph C. Hon Society

With deep gratitude, Rhodes College recognizes members of the Ralph C. Hon Society who have ensured the future strength of the college by making Rhodes a direct beneficiary of a variety of estate plans including will provisions, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and life insurance policies. The caret (^) denotes donors who have passed away. Parents of current students or graduates are indicated by "P." Grandparents of current students or graduates are indicated by "GP."

Restricted Gifts, Deferred Gifts and Gifts to the Endowment

Rhodes gratefully acknowledges the following alumni, parents and friends who made gifts restricted for specific purposes, deferred gifts or gifts to build Rhodes' permanent endowment this year. The caret (^) denotes donors who have passed away. Parents of current students or graduates are indicated by "P." Grandparents of current students or graduates are indicated by "GP."

Corporate, Foundation and Church Gifts

Rhodes gratefully acknowledges the following businesses, foundations and churches that contributed to the college this year. The asterisk (*) denotes gifts reflecting an increase to a higher range. The caret (^) denotes companies that matched gifts of their employees to Rhodes.

Lynx Club

Rhodes gratefully acknowledges the following alumni, parents and friends who made gifts to support the athletics program this year. Gifts are recognized in the Hall of Fame Society ($20,000 or more), the Legends Society ($10,000 or more), the All-American Society ($5,000 or more), the Champions Society ($2,500 or more), the MVP Society ($1,250 or more), the Lynx Society ($750 or more), the All-Star Club ($500 or more), the Captains Club ($200 or more), and Players Club ($25 or more). The caret (^) denotes donors who passed away during the fiscal year. Parents of current students or graduates are indicated by "P." Grandparents of current students or graduates are indicated by "GP."

Hyde Council

The Margaret Hyde Council seeks to encourage women’s philanthropy to ensure the strength of Rhodes. The caret (^) denotes donors who passed away. Parents of current students or graduates are indicated by "P." Grandparents of current students or graduates are indicated by "GP."

Scholarships and Restricted Funds

The following endowed and restricted funds received support of $1,000 or more during this year.

The Charles E. Diehl Society

Frances Clevenger Henkel '79, President

The Charles E. Diehl Society is named for Charles E. Diehl, who served as College President from 1917-49. The Society recognizes individuals who have provided generous financial support for the operation of the college as well as leadership, loyalty, and expertise throughout the year. The caret (^) denotes donors who passed away during the fiscal year. Parents of current students or graduates are indicated by "P." Grandparents of current students or graduates are indicated by "GP."

Endowed Circle of the Charles E. Diehl Society

To ensure Rhodes' continuing financial strength, unrestricted endowment gifts can be made to fund perpetual memberships in the Charles E. Diehl Society. These unrestricted gifts may be either current or deferred or some combination of the two. They are recognized with membership in the Endowed Circle.

Members of the Charles E. Diehl Society

Members of the Charles E. Diehl Society provide annual unrestricted gifts. Membership levels in the Society are Philanthropists ($100,000 or more), Guarantors ($50,000 or more), Fellows ($25,000 or more), Benefactors ($15,000 or more), Sustainers ($10,000 or more), and Patrons ($5,000 or more). Gifts reflecting an increase to a higher level are marked with and asterisk (*).
 

The Red and Black Society

Robert W. Jarrett, Jr. '93, Chair

Members of the Red and Black Society provide annual unrestricted gifts. Membership levels in the society, which takes its name from the colors in the college seal, are Senior Members ($3,500 or more) and Members ($2,500 or more). For those alumni who have not yet celebrated their tenth reunion, membership is offered at a reduced amount. Gifts reflecting an increase to a higher level are marked with an asterisk (*). The caret (^) denotes donors who passed away during the fiscal year. Parents of current students or graduates are indicated by "P." Grandparents of current students or graduates are indicated by "GP."
 

Parent and Grandparent Donors

Elizabeth F. Birka-White P'20, Parent Council Co-Chair
David M. Birka-White P'20, Parent Council Co-Chair

Rhodes appreciates the generosity of these parents and grandparents who made gifts to Rhodes during this year. Gifts are recognized in the Charles E. Diehl Society ($5,000 or more), The Red and Black Society ($2,500 - $4,999), the Dean's Society ($1,500 - $2,499), the Cloister Society ($1,000 - $1,499), the Tower Club ($500 - $999), the Loyalty Club ($250 - $499), the Slate Club ($100 - $249) and Donors (up to $100). The asterisk (*) denotes donors who have increased to a higher giving level. The caret (^) denotes donors who passed away during the fiscal year. Parents of current students or graduates are indicated by “P.” Grandparents of current students or graduates are indicated by “GP.”
 

Campus Donors

Rhodes appreciates the generosity of its faculty, staff and retirees and their spouses who made unrestricted gifts to the college this year. Gifts are recognized in the Charles E. Diehl Society ($5,000 or more), the Red and Black Society ($2,500 - $4,999), the Dean's Society ($1,500 - $2,499), the Cloister Society ($1,000 - $1,499), the Tower Club ($500 - $999), the Loyalty Club ($250 - $499), the Slate Club ($100 - $249) and Donors (up to $100). Gifts reflecting an increase to a higher level are marked with an asterisk (*). The caret (^) denotes donors who passed away during the fiscal year. Parents of current students or graduates are indicated by “P.” Grandparents of current students or graduates are indicated by “GP.”

Individual Donors

Rhodes appreciates the generosity of friends who made unrestricted gifts to the college this year. Gifts are recognized in the Charles E. Diehl Society ($5,000 or more), the Red and Black Society ($2,500 - $4,999), the Dean's Society ($1,500 - $2,499), the Cloister Society ($1,000 - $1,499), the Tower Club ($500 - $999), the Loyalty Club ($250 - $499), the Slate Club ($100 - $249) and Donors (up to $100). Gifts reflecting an increase to a higher level are marked with an asterisk (*). The caret (^) denotes donors who passed away during the fiscal year. 

Memorials and Honoraria

The college received these gifts in memory of or in honor of the following people during the year.

*Addendum to Honor Roll of Donors 2018-2019

Alumni Awards for 2019-20
Rhodes College Alumni Volunteers 2019-20

We are grateful to have many members of the Rhodes community contributing their time and talents to the college, in addition to their financial gifts. 

Rhodes College Board of Trustees 2019-20

Cary Fowler '71, P'19, Chair
Rhinebeck, New York
Chair, Svalbard Global Seed Vault; Former Executive Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust

Deborah Legg Craddock '80, P'12, Vice-Chair
Memphis, Tennessee
Vice-President of Trading, Southeastern Asset Management Inc. 

Marjorie Hass, President (ex-officio)
Memphis, Tennessee
President, Rhodes College

R. Davis Howe, Jr. '83, Secretary
Memphis, Tennessee
CEO, Wolf River Capital Management