University of Kentucky


“Making a Positive Impact”

What Is It?

Often, Life Members ask how they can continue to have a positive impact at the University of Kentucky. The Wildcat Society was created in order to provide an avenue for Life Members to help sustain the many programs that fulfill the association’s mission to serve UK and its alumni. These programs help the campus community and strengthen our beloved alma mater.

The UK Alumni Association is fortunate to have over 17,000 Life Members who are among our most loyal alumni and friends. Nearly 2,000 of these hold the elite status of being part of the exclusive Wildcat Society.

The Impact

Wildcat Society gifts are used at the discretion of the UK Alumni Association to help sustain programs and services it provides for alumni & friends, students and the university. The generosity of Wildcat Society members helps to award at least 150 scholarships each year, keep Big Blue Nation connected to each other and UK, support the university’s student recruitment efforts, provide important career and professional development programming and provide support to all 16 of UK’s colleges — just to name a few.

How It Works

An annual minimum gift of $100 is all that is required for a current Life Member to be inducted and to maintain status in this society of our most dedicated alumni and friends.

New Wildcat Society members can begin at any of the following giving levels. Existing Wildcat Society members are encouraged to give annually to elevate their membership to an advanced level.

$10,000+       Founders Level
$5,000 - $9,999       Ambassador Level
$3,000 - $4,999       Patron Level
$2,000 - $2,999       Platinum Level
$1,000 - $1,999       Gold Level
$500 - $999       Silver Level
$250 - $499       Bronze Level
$100 - $249       Blue Level

New inductees receive an exclusive Wildcat Society member lapel pin and a special auto decal to commemorate their new elite status. All Wildcat Society members are recognized annually in the fall issue of Kentucky Alumni magazine and on our website. Of course, all Wildcat Society members ALWAYS have the sincere gratitude and appreciation from the UK Alumni Association.


Giving to the Wildcat Society is easy!

  • Click here to make your contribution online. Please be sure to designate your gift to the Alumni Association Wildcat Society Fund.
  • Give us a call at 800-269-ALUM (2586). It’s always great to hear from you, and we will be glad to assist you over the phone.
  • Respond to the annual Wildcat Society invitation sent to paid-in-full Life Members each fall.

Learn more about programs
the Wildcat Society supports:



Click here to see a list of current Wildcat Society Members

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