Every contributing member pledges $1,000 each fiscal year (beyond any other gifts or contributions being made to the University). All donations are deposited into a restricted fund. The amount of money available for distribution will vary each year as it is dependent on the number of Helen’s Circle members.
Faculty, students, student organizations and staff are invited to apply for grants from Helen’s Circle. A Helen’s Circle committee will review all applications and the full membership will vote on distribution of the awards. Award recipients will be required to make a short presentation at the full membership meeting about how they used their grant funds.
The University relies upon the continued philanthropy of its many friends and donors to fund student scholarships and the general institutional operations. If you, or you and your spouse currently support the University, we ask that you continue that support and consider Helen’s Circle as an additional opportunity to make a difference.