Members of TLU's various giving societies are individuals who have supported the university either through lifetime giving or their estate.
Believing In TLU's Mission
This special group of alumni and friends are critical to helping the university meet the needs of today and to providing a solid foundation for the future.
O.G. Beck Society
The O.G. Beck Society, formed in 1996, recognizes alumni and friends who have included TLU in their estate plans. O.G. Beck Society members ensure that TLU will fulfill its mission to provide a quality education in a community of faith for generations to come.
More About Otto G. Beck
In the mid-1930s, a conversation occurred between a successful businessman, Otto G. Beck and his brother-in-law, Pastor Nicholas Frueh, who was a member of the Texas Lutheran College Board of Regents. This short conversation resulted in the largest single gift ever received by Texas Lutheran University.
The gift was received more than 35 years later in 1969 in the form of a bequest which provided capital for the university administration building bearing his name, a maintenance endowment to care for the O.G. Beck Center, and a substantial endowment, the income of which is used for educational purposes of the university.
Centennial Circle ($1,000,000+)
The Centennial Circle honors donors who have contributed $1,000,000 or more cumulatively to TLU over the course of their lifetimes. Benefits include recognition in the annual President's Impact Report.