Changemaker Circle

Nazareth Leadership Society

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 leadership donors as members of the Nazareth Leadership Society.

The Leadership Society is a perfect way for well-established alumni and friends to contribute, as you remember your place in our community and want to perpetuate the qualities you loved here.

Nazareth Leadership Society members are those who make gifts of $1,000 or more in a fiscal year.

Your Gift 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.

Leadership Giving Levels

As a society member, you earn a place at select campus events, receive recognition both on campus and in our publications, and are kept up-to-date on milestones and plans at the University.

Join us at one of these giving levels, named to honor Nazareth's founders: Sr. Teresa Marie O’Connor, Sr. Rose Miriam Smyth, Sr. Rose Marie Carroll, Sr. Raphael Lyons, and Sr. Agnes Patricia Breen.

  • O'Connor Circle: $25,000 and above
  • Smyth Circle: $10,000 - $24,999
  • Carroll Circle: $5,000-$9,999
  • Lyons Circle: $2,500-$4,999
  • Breen Circle: $1,000-$2,499

Give now

Exclusively for Recent Grads

Nazareth's newest alumni can join the Nazareth Leadership Society by giving $250 for 1-5 years and $500 in years 6-10 after your graduation date. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate alumni.

Contact Us

For information on how you can join the Nazareth Leadership Society, contact the Office of Advancement at 585-389-2415 or at

You can also make a gift through our website today.

Give OnlineCall 585-389-2415

Matching Gifts

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If your company will match your gift to Nazareth University, please fill out your company's matching gift form and send it to:

Nazareth University 
Advancement Office
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618-3790

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McNutt Family Edinburgh

Nazareth Leadership 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.