Membership in the Society of Founders is an investment in the continuing independence of Hampden-Sydney College and in the high quality of education it offers.

The Society of Founders is not named lightly.

With your gift, you sign the charter of Hampden-Sydney College, alongside Patrick Henry and James Madison. You offer, as they did, your resources as a foundation for the College's enduring mission.

Membership in the Society of Founders is an investment in the continuing independence of Hampden-Sydney and in the high quality of education it offers. Annual memberships in the Society of Founders provide invaluable income-money urgently needed to maintain the educational standards of the College in an increasingly competitive environment.

All Founders receive a football parking pass, an invitation to the Annual Founders Dinner, and free admission to selected alumni events.

The Society of Founders welcomes alumni, parents, and friends of Hampden-Sydney College. Your annual gift is a vote of confidence in the future of the College. 

Become a Founder Now

Young Founders

The involvement for Founders, as for others who give of their time and talent, is much more than an impersonal and non-committal relationship. It is akin to being a member of a family - an ever-growing family that is committed to making Hampden-Sydney College great!

John C. Ellis, Jr. '70, Chairman of the Society

There are seven levels of annual membership:

Slate Hill founders rosetteSlate Hill Society:    $25,000 or more


Cushing founders rosetteCushing Society:      $15,000 - $24,999


Venable founders rosetteVenable Society:      $8,400 - $14,999


Atkinson founders rosetteAtkinson Society:     $4,200 - $8,399


Chalgrove founders rosetteChalgrove Society:   $3,000 - $4,199


Cabell founders rosetteCabell Society:          $2,100 - $2,999


 Gammon founders rosette  Gammon Society: (1-15 years out of Hampden-Sydney)

               Years Out       Total        Monthly Amount
                     1 - 3:         $  300            ($25/month)
                     4 - 6:         $  600            ($50/month)
                     7 - 9:         $  900            ($75/month)
                 10 - 12:        $1,200           ($100/month)
                 13 - 15:        $1,500           ($125/month)