The Shamrock Society

the Shamrock Society

History and Purpose

In 1903, University of Missouri engineering students proclaimed Saint Patrick an engineer.

Since then, the three-leaf clover has been a symbol of some of the College’s most cherished traditions. In this spirit, the giving society for Mizzou Engineering’s most distinguished donors has been named The Shamrock Society.

The reputation and legacy of the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering has been built upon a foundation of educational excellence, student success, faculty  accomplishment and staff dedication. Generous philanthropy of Shamrock Society members not only allows the College to maintain its renowned stature, but puts it on a trajectory of greater distinction.

Private support by members of the College’s Shamrock Society has played a crucial role in building Mizzou Engineering’s tradition of excellence.


In addition to the satisfaction of knowing that you are playing an active role in shaping the College’s present and future, Shamrock Society members also are eligible for dual membership in the Jefferson Club, MU’s campus-wide donor club.

  • Private Invitations to the College and Shamrock Special Events (available to Annual & Sustaining members)
  • Additional Invitations to Jefferson Club Special Events (available to Annual & Sustaining members)
  • Exclusive Networking Events With Mizzou Alumni


Membership in the Shamrock Society is open to MU alumni and friends seeking to lend their support to Mizzou Engineering.


Annual Membership

A gift or pledge of $1,000 or more within a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

Recent Graduate Membership

Mizzou Engineering alumni who graduated at most 10 years earlier qualify for an annual membership with a gift or pledge of $500 per fiscal year.

Sustaining Membership

Cumulative giving to the College of Engineering of $25,000 or more or a testamentary gift of $50,000 or more.

Levels of a Sustaining Membership

Membership Level

Outright Pledge


Member $25,000 $50,000
Fellow $50,000 $100,000
Distinguished Fellow $100,000 $200,000
Very Distinguished Fellow $250,000 $500,000
Diplomat $500,000 $1,000,000
Ambassador $1,000,000 $2,000,000


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