Council Oak Leadership Society

A Society for Today's Visionaries

Inspired by the legacy of Nazareth’s founders, five visionary women who understood the importance of higher education and all that it makes possible, we are proud to recognize our most loyal donors as members of the Council Oak Leadership Society.

Your annual gift of $1,000 or more to any Nazareth program or area will make a significant difference in the lives of our students. Furthermore, your Council Oak Leadership gift to the Nazareth Annual Fund will be particularly meaningful as it can be put to use immediately where the campus need is greatest, often in the form of student financial assistance.

These critical funds enable Nazareth to not only meet pressing needs, but create innovative academic opportunities that continue to help Golden Flyers soar.

In addition, you earn a place at select campus events, and are kept up-to-date on milestones and plans at the University.

Give now

Council Oak Impact in Action:

  • $1,000 - Supports financial aid for one student, helping to keep a Nazareth education accessible.
  • $1,500 - Can provide a SPARK grant to help cover undergraduate student costs for summer internships and international experiences.
  • $2,500 - Supports three credit hours for a Nazareth student.
  • $7,500 - Covers transportation costs for 10 Nazareth students in need, providing them with crucial car rides to and from student teaching, clinics, or practicums in their chosen field for a full semester.

Contact Us

For information on how you can join the Council Oak Society, contact the Office of Development at 585-389-2415 or at

You can also make a gift through our website today.

Additional Information

Giving Levels
Young Alumni
Matching Gifts
McNutt Family Edinburgh

Council Oak Society members Karen ’92 & Todd McNutt ’93

"If what we do helps even just one student have an experience like we did, then we feel our objective has been achieved."

Read the McNutt's story here.

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