DRBU is grateful to its most committed donors and wishes to offer opportunities for ongoing engagement. Accordingly, donors may wish to be recognized as members of, and in some cases participate in activities specially arranged for, the following giving groups:
Avatamsaka Assembly — The Avatamsaka Assembly recognizes donors who have contributed $1 million or more to DRBU over their lifetime. These major gifts enable the University to develop and thrive as a community dedicated to liberal education in the Buddhist tradition.
Manjushri Society — Named after Manjushri Bodhisattva, the bodhisattva of great wisdom, the Manjushri Society recognizes donors who have been members of the Founder’s Circle and the President’s Circle for five or more consecutive years. Their sustained contributions are essential to the University, providing support for students, advancing our academic programs, and furthering its mission.
Founder’s Circle — The Founder’s Circle recognizes individuals who have made a contribution of $100,000 or more within a fiscal year. Gifts by members of the Founder’s Circle support vital university functions through contributions to the Annual Fund, building projects, scholarship funds, and the University Endowment. Members of the Founder’s Circle are welcome to contact the Office of Development to discuss dedications and naming opportunities associated with their gifts.
President’s Circle — The President’s Circle recognizes individuals who have made a contribution of over $10,000 within a fiscal year.
University Benefactors — University Benefactors are individuals who have contributed $1,000 or more within a fiscal year.