NSU’s Most Elite Giving Society Levels

Be recognized for your philanthropic contributions to higher education, research, and innovation through one of Nova Southeastern University’s elite giving societies.

Gifts made by generous donors like you help fund the mission and goals of NSU as we continue to move forward towards our Vision 2025—changing lives today and enriching the future for those who come after us.

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Fellows Society and Shark Circle

NSU’s Fellows Society was created in 2011 by Susie and Alan B. Levan to recognize and honor significant donor gifts. Members include individuals, corporations, foundations, and trusts, whose cumulative giving to NSU exceeds $50,000.

Shark Circle, NSU’s most elite giving society level, comprises Fellows Society members whose lifetime cumulative giving totals $1 million or more.

Together, the Fellows Society and Shark Circle total over 800 members, whose philanthropic generosity pushes NSU forward to success.

Membership Benefits

  • Fellows Society members are recognized in the program book distributed at the Annual Induction Ceremony.
  • Fellows Society members are recognized with plaques on the Fellows Monument in Fellows Way on the NSU Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus.
  • Fellows Society members receive invitations to exclusive Fellows Society events, including the distinguished lecture series, holiday receptions, and special-access tours and presentations.
NSU Fellows Monument

Fellows Society Giving Levels

Shark Circle Giving Levels

Recognizing Your Impact

Celebration of Excellence

Shark Circle members are recognized at NSU’s annual Celebration of Excellence and gifted a marble and bronze replica of Kent Ullberg’s Mako Shark Monument, which stands in the center of NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus.

About the Celebration of Excellence

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President’s Associates

Members make annual gifts of $1,000+

NSU’s longest-existing donor recognition program, the President’s Associates, comprises annual donors who give $1,000 to $49,999 cumulatively within the fiscal year. Recognition includes cash, irrevocable gifts, pledge commitments, and gifts-in-kind.

Contact Annual Giving

Become a Member

Need Assistance?

The Office of University Advancement’s friendly and dedicated team is here to answer any questions you have and help make the giving process secure and easy.

Useful Documents

Wire Transfer Instructions

How to give to NSU via wire transfer.

Stock Transfer Instructions

How to give to NSU via stock transfer.

Legacy Intention Form

Form for legacy gifts (wills, charitable trusts, life insurance)

Credit Card Authorization Form

Authorize NSU to process donation with your credit card

Printable Giving Form

How to send a gift to NSU through the mail.

NSU and You

A gift to NSU is a gift of preeminence