Demonstrating leadership. Inspiring others.
Each year, a select group of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends express their support and leadership of AUB by joining or renewing their membership in the Daniel Bliss Society.
The society is named in memory of Daniel Bliss, AUB’s founder and first president (1866-1902). Daniel Bliss knew that the survival and early success of the Syrian Protestant College, as AUB was known at that time, depended on “the loving thought, the firm purpose, [and] the liberal gifts of men far beyond the sea and ocean, which set in motion all these agencies.” Today as in the past, AUB and its mission are sustained by the ‘liberal gifts’ of men and women whose annual contributions support AUB’s mission to educate leaders in all walks of life throughout the Middle East. These are the men and women who join the Daniel Bliss Society.
What Daniel Bliss Society Members Support
The University relies increasingly on the generosity of individual donors to remain competitive by sustaining and increasing offerings in financial aid, laboratories, academic programs, libraries, and student services. Donors to the Daniel Bliss Society can be confident in the knowledge that their gifts benefit today’s students, and help underwrite a bright future for Lebanon and the region.
In appreciation, AUB offers Daniel Bliss Society members special invitations to attend the Daniel Bliss Society Speaker Series and other university events on campus and throughout the world; invitations to annual DBS receptions; opportunities to meet with faculty and deans, and with the president. For a complete list of benefits click here.
How to join the Daniel Bliss Society
Donors may join by contributing $1,000 or more to one of AUB’s annual funds (Alumni Fund, Parents Fund, Faculty & Staff Fund, and Friends Fund.). (Your relationship to AUB will determine the fund to which your annual contribution is credited. Donors with multiple relationships to AUB will be recognized in the order of funds listed above).
Join the Daniel Bliss Society's Young Alumni Leadership Circle
In recognition and appreciation of the invaluable role that young alumni play at AUB, the Daniel Bliss Society has established the Young Alumni Leadership Circle for AUB alumni who have graduated within the last ten years.
Many of you have already demonstrated exemplary leadership by supporting your alma mater thereby creating opportunities for today's - and tomorrow's - students and world leaders. we would like to invite you to take the additional step of joining the Daniel Bliss Society's Young Alumni Leadership Circle by donating $500-$999 annually to the Alumni Fund.
In consideration of your membership, you will receive the following:
* AUB Alumni Card
* DBS Gift
* Invitation to annual President's Reception and other special events
When you join the Young Alumni Leadership Circle, you will become members of AUB's distinguished group of supporters, participate in crafting the future of the University, and demostrate your unwavering commitment to your alma mater.
All Daniel Bliss Society Members are recognized at the following levels:
Young Alumni Leadership Circle
Banyan Tree Circle
($1,000 - $2,499)
West Hall Circle
($10,000 - $24,999)
Green Field Circle
($2,500 - $4,999)
Assembly Hall Circle
($25,000 - $49,999)
Green Oval Circle
($5,000 - $9,999)
Main Gate Circle
To join the Daniel Bliss Society, please visit AUB’s new secure website at http://give.aub.edu, or mail your gift to AUB’s Beirut or New York office at either address below.
For more information on the Daniel Bliss Society, please contact:
Ms. Sujatha Vempaty
Assoc. Dir. for Development,
Office of Development
American University of Beirut
The Debs Center
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303