Giving Societies at ETBU


East Texas Baptist University values every gift to the University. In an effort to provide appropriate recognition to our donors, three categories of giving have been established.

The Marshall Society (Annual Giving Level)

  • $20,000 + Platinum Circle
  • $5,000 - $19,999 Gold Circle
  • $2,000 - $4,999 Silver Circle
  • $500 - $1,999 Bronze Circle

The Founder’s Society (Cumulative Giving Level)

  • $1,000,000 + W. T. Tardy Circle (Pastor of First Baptist Church of Marshall, who dreamed of an institution of higher learning in Marshall and valued a Baptist education)
  • $500,000 - $999,999 M. Turney Circle (Marshall banker, who offered the first $1,000 to build a Baptist college in Marshall)
  • $100,000 - $499,999 P. J. Whaley Circle (Marshall civic leader, who offered to donate the second $1,000 to build a Baptist college in Marshall)

The Legacy of 1912 Society (Planned Gifts to the University Regardless of Type or  Size of the Gift)

  • Bequest
  • Gift annuities
  • Trusts
  • Insurance gifts