Photo of Students Making Senior Class Gifts


Because of the foundation the society provides, Cornerstone members give to their alma mater to pay it forward for future graduates. Often beginning with a contribution to the Senior Class Gift, any McKendree alum graduating within the last 10 years is eligible to join.

Cornerstone members are rewarded with the same benefits as William McKendree Society members including an invitation to 3 complimentary events held each year to thank members for their commitment to McKendree.

Gifts from Cornerstone members support the Annual Fund, which is unrestricted dollars used for the greatest need of the University. This includes scholarships, facility and technology upgrades, and student and faculty retention among others. Members may also choose to designate their gift(s) for specific use. For more information, contact Whitney Strang, Director of Major Gifts at


Cornerstone Donation Form