A New Young Alumni Program

A new entry-level giving program for Lipscomb University’s recent alumni —Emerging Associates— is available exclusively to undergraduate members of the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Network. GOLD Network alumni are those who have graduated from Lipscomb within the last 10 years.

Emerging Associates are recognized as leadership-level donors and qualify for all traditional Lipscomb Associate-level benefits, but commit to annually give at a sliding scale based on their GOLD year status. For example, alumni who have been out one year can contribute a minimum gift of $100* to qualify as an Emerging Associate; those who have been out five years qualify as an Emerging Associate with a $500* minimum gift. The donor’s minimum gift amount increases each year by $100 until reaching the $1,000 level during the 10th and final year of GOLD Network eligibility, at which it rises to the traditional, full Associate gift level.

The traditional Lipscomb Associate is a donor who makes things happen in a special way. An Associate is typically defined as any donor who annually gives $1,000* or more in a 12-month period. Associates are our core partners who make scholarships, special initiatives, academic enrichment and more happen. These vital contributions propel key programs and assist in keeping Lipscomb one of the best values among universities nationwide.
*excludes gifts restricted to student mission trips, facilities and the permanent endowment

Emerging Associates receive:

• Up to two reserved seats for the annual Imagine event
• Imagine Executive Briefing
• Invitations to select university events
• Special university mailings


As an Emerging Associate, you will receive the exclusive opportunity to experience Imagine. Imagine brings world-renowned leaders to Nashville to engage the community on topics of importance ... to hear their own stories and perspectives ... to share their own ideas and to see their vision for the world in the 21st century. Previous guests include President George W. Bush and Magic and Cookie Johnson. This event is a private event exclusively for Lipscomb Associates. Learn more about Imagine.

Become an Emerging Associate today!

Simply choose your graduation year from the options below, and you'll be directed to the giving page.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

To learn more about the Emerging Associates program, contact:

Garner Goode
Director of Alumni Engagement & Alumni Associates
garner.goode@lipscomb.edu; 615-497-0974

Laura Sears
Alumni Engagement Officer
laura.sears@lipscomb.edu; 615-966-1963

Alexandra Banks
Alumni Engagement Officer
alex.banks@lipscomb.edu; 615-966-5208