Giving Societies

EVMS is grateful for the generous philanthropists who have helped the school become an essential community asset.  To show our appreciation, we've established giving societies that honor the exceptional donors whos ongoing support enables our continued pursuit of excellence. 

Ferguson Society Logo

The premier echelon of giving to EVMS, the Ferguson Society recognizes members' lifetime contributions of $25,000 or more to the school.  It was named for the late Virginia Glennan Ferguson, an extraordinary philanthropist, and comprises seven tiers of giving: 

Founder’s League
$10 million+
Rector’s League
$5 million+
Trustee’s League
$1 million+
President’s League
Provost’s League
Dean’s League
Fellow’s League

Ferguson Society members are invited to the the annual donor appreciation event, institutional events including state of the school, graduation and the scholarship dinner; and events designed exclusively for society members.


Legacy Society logo


The Legacy Society honors friends and alumni of EVMS who have made a documented planned gift to EVMS. This society allows EVMS to thank and acknowledge donors for their contributions prior to their gift being realized.

Legacy Society members are thanked at a luncheon at which new inductees are recognized and given a gift of appreciation.  Members are listed on the campus donor wall.

Once the gift is realized, the donor will also be listed in the Ferguson Society if eligible.

 Hague Society logo

The Hague Society, named after the iconic body of water near campus, allows EVMS to recognize donors who give $1,000 or more during a single fiscal year.

Hague Society members are invited to special EVMS events and recieve the award-winning EVMS Magazine.  Members are also listed in the EVMS Honor Roll.



Dean Society logo

Reserved for those who support the EVMS Fund, the Dean's Club honors donors who pledge $1,000 or more per year for five consecutive years.  Members are invited to an exclusive event hosted by the President of EVMS.


1973 Society Logo

The 1973 Society honors EVMS alumni who commit to giving $2,500 or more per year for a minimum of five years to an EVMS fund of their choice.  Those who have graduated within the past 10 years and commit to giving $1,000 per year for five years are also inducted.

Benefits of membership include a listing in the EVMS Honor Roll, along with invitations to exclusive EVMS events.