About the Goucher Society
At a time when society's acceptance of higher education for women was just emerging, John Franklin and Mary Fisher Goucher led the drive for the establishment of a liberal arts college for women, contributing land and money for the 1885 founding of what would become Goucher College.
The John Franklin and Mary Fisher Goucher Society was established to recognize donors whose contributions to the college honor the evolution of their dream and underwrite the spirit of excellence and innovation that are the hallmarks of a Goucher education.
Today, membership in the Goucher Society is more than 500 strong and includes alumnae/i, parents, and friends representing the college’s diverse generations and student backgrounds. The generosity of Goucher Society members accounts for more than three-fourths of unrestricted giving to the Greater Goucher Fund, a major portion of which is used to support financial aid and international travel stipends for students.
In celebration of Goucher College’s 125th birthday, Goucher Society members invite other leadership supporters to join their ranks by making a gift to the Greater Goucher Fund in any of the recognition levels detailed below.
Inaugural members of the Goucher Society receive an attractive and convenient Goucher blue leather travel portfolio to acknowledge their philanthropic support.
The generosity of members of the Goucher Society sets a shining example that inspires others. Members contribute $1,250 or more to the Greater Goucher Fund within a 12 month period. Within the Goucher Society, the college recognizes alumnae/i who contribute any amount to the Greater Goucher Fund within their first 10 years after graduation. Leadership giving by alumnae/i is recognized by the Associate Members of the Goucher Society.
Member Recognition Levels
Alumnae/i Associate Member 0-3 years out: $75
Alumnae/i Associate Member 4-7 years out: $150
Alumnae/i Associate Member 8-10 years out: $300
Partnership: $1,250 - $2,499
Mentorship: $2,500 - $4,999
Citizenship: $5,000 - $9,999
Scholarship: $10,000 - $24,999
Leadership: $25,000 or more
Become a Member
If you wish to make your contribution or a partial pledge payment now, send your check, made payable to Goucher College, Annual Giving Office, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794. You may also make your payment by credit card online by clicking here or by calling the office at 800-272-2279.
Matching gifts for which you or your spouse are eligible will be credited to your Goucher Society membership at the time your matching gift request is submitted to your employer. Click here to see if you work for a company that matches gifts.
For more information on becoming a member of the Goucher Society please contact Caroline Bauerle '89.
Caroline Bauerle '89
Director of Annual Giving