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Giving Clubs

To recognize all ASSIST donors for their generous support, we have created scaled programs to honor all contributors to the ASSIST organization.

The Lindfors Society: Individuals who make a planned gift to ASSIST or include ASSIST in their estate planning become members of the Lindfors Society. These individuals provide the underpinning for ASSIST’s long-term financial sustainability. All gifts made to the Society honor Kenneth and Betsy Lindfors, whose leadership of ASSIST for 13 years and continued volunteer commitment brought ASSIST’s mission into the modern era. Find out how to include ASSIST in your estate planning here.

The Lenfest Sponsors: Individuals, corporations, foundations, and friends who contribute a gift of €/$8,000 to sponsor an ASSIST Scholar from a country with a developing economy become members of the Lenfest Sponsors. A gift to the Lenfest Sponsors allows an accepted ASSIST Scholar whose family cannot underwrite the experience to undertake the ASSIST year. To find out more about sponsoring a Scholar, click here. This sponsorship category honors the generosity of H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who sponsored 176 ASSIST Scholars.

Sanderson Founders’ Society: The Sanderson Founders’ Society recognizes individuals, corporations, foundations, and friends who contribute a gift of €/$5,000 and above. A gift to the Sanderson Founder’s Society reflects a deep personal and financial commitment to ASSIST, and all gifts honor the memory of Paul G. Sanderson, Jr., ASSIST’s founder. Paul Sanderson’s leadership and vision provided the foundation for ASSIST’s legacy and mission.

Legacy League: Legacy League contributors offer gifts ranging from €/$2,500 to €/$4,999. Gifts at this level recognize more than 5,000 ASSIST alumni who represent ASSIST’s ongoing legacy of leadership, service, and global citizenship.

International Circle: Individuals, corporations, foundations, and friends who contribute a gift from €/$1,000 to €/$2,499 become members of the International Circle. Giving in this category heightens ASSIST’s ability to raise its voice, recruit and select deserving Scholars, and strengthen its network of alumni worldwide.

Scholar Fund: Individuals, corporations, foundations, and friends who contribute a gift from €/$500 to €/$999 become part of the Scholar Fund. Giving in this category speaks as a tribute to the donor’s belief in our mission—and in each of our Scholars.

Young Alumni Leaders: Alumni from the previous classes who contribute a gift of €/$100 or more become members of the Young Alumni Leaders. These gifts strengthen the relationship between ASSIST and its most recent Scholars. They also build a standard of a lifetime relationship between ASSIST and its Scholars.

Friends of ASSIST: Gifts of any amount support the ASSIST mission in huge ways! Friends of ASSIST make gifts up to €/$499, and these gifts build the foundation to a successful Annual Fund Campaign. Every gift makes a difference.