Giving Every Month

Be a GEM!

Your giving to Denison University can be as easy as those automated subscription services we’re all addicted to (how else could we binge-watch our favorite shows?). Become a Denison GEM (Giving Every Month) by setting up a monthly sustaining gift to Denison today.


When you become a Denison GEM, your gift is divided into manageable monthly increments that are charged automatically to your credit or debit card. This allows you to maximize the impact of your giving to the college while avoiding a large, one-time charge. As a Denison GEM, you’ll receive benefits all year long.


  • Socks: Receive a pair of exclusive Denison socks when you establish your monthly sustaining gift.
  • Show you’re #DenisonProud: 20% discount on Denison apparel at
  • Celebrity treatment: As a Denison GEM, you’ll be assigned your own personal Denison liaison and receive invites to exclusive events with college leaders.
  • Be a leader: With manageable monthly increments, you may consider contributing at a Leadership Society level. Yearly contributions of $1,000 or more will qualify you for Leadership Society membership. Membership for younger alumni begins at $100 (1-3 years out), $250 (4-7 years out), and $500 (8-10 years out).
  • Set it and forget it: Monthly gifts are automatically deducted from your credit or debit card. Denison employees can opt for the convenience of a monthly payroll deduction.
  • Increase your impact: Your monthly gift to Denison will add up to a larger yearly gift that provides the college with a critically important, reliable source of income and helps meet the annual costs of supporting essential activities and services.
  • Go green: Signing up for a monthly gift means you’ll receive fewer solicitations from us throughout the year (YAY!). To help you keep track, we’ll send you an electronic calendar and fiscal year-end summary of your cumulative giving.

You can change or discontinue your monthly sustaining gift at any time by contacting us at 740-587-6292 or

Start taking advantage of these great benefits TODAY. Join now by conpleting our secure online gift form and selecting “Recurring Monthly …” from the drop-down Donation Frequency Option menu!


$10$120Your yearly gift could provide one library book for our newly renovated Doane Library.
$18.31$219.72Your monthly gift could provide one meal for a student.
$20.83$250*Your yearly gift could provide two Zoom licenses for students to study remotely for one academic year.
$50$600Your monthly gift could provide one batting helmet for varsity baseball. That adds up to helmeta for 12 players per year — Go Big Red!
$83.34$1,000*Your yearly gift could provide one book grant for a year.
$152.58$1,831*Your yearly gift could provide one computer for a lab or classroom.

* Join a Denison giving society with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. Membership for younger alumni begins at $100 (1-3 years out), $250 (4-7 years out), and $500 (8-10 years out). Learn more about our giving societies here.


Amanda Morrison

Amanda Morrison

Senior Associate Director, Strategic Philanthropic Support


Marie Thornhill

Marie Thornhill

Director of the Annual Fund and Alumni Giving