Why should you consider giving to UPIKE?

Your gift, along with the donations of others, equips students for their future while helping inspire a lifelong passion for learning and a desire to serve others. Your support is more than a temporary gift; it’s a legacy that invests in the future entrepreneurs, physicians, teachers and leaders of Central Appalachia and beyond.

Your Gift’s Impact

Student giving a tour.

“As a first-generation college student with parents who immigrated to the United States, I was always told to build as many connections as I could so that I would open up more opportunities to be successful in life. It amazes me that there is someone out there who is investing in me so that one day I could potentially invest in others.”

Cheikh Ndiaye/New York, NY

female student at Record Society Dinner

“I love my home, and I had always dreamed of working here and doing my best to give back to the community that has given me everything. For a long time that dream seemed as though it would never become a reality, but with the opportunities and scholarship support I found at UPIKE, my wishes became more than a dream. They became possible.”

Maddie Smith/Belfry, KY

Ways to Give

UPIKE offers you several convenient and secure ways to support our students and our mission. It takes gifts and support of all kinds to create a strong learning and living environment for students. Each gift matters. Your support helps UPIKE fulfill its purpose and change lives for the better.

Donors Recognition
UPIKE has a variety of giving clubs and societies that recognize the many generous alumni, friends and organizations for their annual, planned and lifetime gifts to the university.

Annual Giving Clubs & Societies
New $100,000 + Society ($100,000 +)
New James F. Record Heritage Society ($10,000 +)
Trustees Club ($5,000 – $9,999)
President’s Club ($1,000 – $4,999)
UPIKE Club ($500 – $999)
Friends Club ($250 – $499)
Century Club ($100 – $249) 
The “99” Club (Up to $99)

Benefactors Plaza Bricks (Lifetime Giving)
 Terry & Judy Dotson Associates ($1,000 +)
 Chrisman Family Associates ($1,000 +)
 Burlin & Jean Coleman Partners ($10,000 +) 
 Baird Family Circle ($100,000 +)
 Chad & Judy Perry Fellows ($1,000,000 +)

Lifetime Giving Societies   
Lifetime Giving 1,000,000 + Society ($1,000,000 +)
Lifetime Giving 100,000 + Society ($100,000 +)
James F. Record Heritage Society ($10,000 +)
Dr. David Blythe Legacy Society (Estate/Wills)