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Lifetime Giving Societies

Members of TLU's various giving societies are individuals who have supported the university throughout their entire lives.

Believing In TLU's Mission

This special group of alumni, friends, and partners are critical to our fundraising efforts across campus.

1891 Society

The 1891 Society honors donors who have contributed $25,000 or more cumulatively to TLU over the course of their lifetimes. Benefits include recognition in the annual President's Impact Report.

  • Advocates Circle: $25,000 - $99,999
  • Centennial Circle: $100,000 - $249,999
  • Presidents Circle: $250,000 - $499,999
  • Regents Circle: $500,000 - $999,999
  • Founders Circle: $1,000,000+

O.G. Beck Society

The O.G. Beck Society, formed in 1996, recognizes friends and alumni 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.

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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.

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