1905 Society

Charles McMicken bequeathed to Cincinnati his land and personal effects – with an estimated value of $900,000 – to establish an “institution of higher learning.” McMicken’s foresight in education directly led to the creation of the University of Cincinnati, and today's donors continue to perpetuate his legacy of philanthropy.

The Charles McMicken Society honors the University of Cincinnati’s key annual donors and connects them more strongly with UC and with each other. In the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, these donors are recognized as part of the 1905 Society, our most generous circle of alumni and friends. Click here to view our 1905 Society Honor Roll of Donors.

CECH Living Donors

Several members of our 1905 Society at the annual CECH Scholarship Ceremony and Reception.


Through the 1905 Society, the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services provides donors with public recognition (unless a donor chooses to remain anonymous), tokens of appreciation, and unique opportunities to interact with UC leaders and with each other.

Recognition and Privileges

1905 Society donors receive the following benefits:

  • Membership Card
  • Limited Complimentary Access to UC Garages
  • Occasional Special Offers and Discounts
  • Inclusion in UC Honor Rolls
  • Exclusive Invitations to Special Events
  • Special Recognition at Society Events
  • On-Campus Selective Library Privileges
  • Select Complimentary Classes at UC’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Membership incentives vary based on giving level. For more information, contact the Office of Donor Engagement at (513) 556-9658 or DonorEngagement@uc.edu.