Shamrock Society

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 Sustaining Members are also eligible for dual membership in the Jefferson Club, MU’s campus-wide donor club. As a Shamrock Society member, you will also receive.

  • Communications directly from the Dean to stay informed on what is happening in the College
  • Annual Report detailing highlights from the academic year
  • Private invitations to the College of Engineering and Shamrock Society special events
  • Opportunities to network and connect with fellow members


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 $50,000.

Levels of a Sustaining Membership

Membership Level

Cumulative Gifts or Pledges

Member $50,000
Fellow $100,000
Distinguished Fellow $250,000
Very Distinguished Fellow $500,000
Diplomat $1,000,000
Ambassador $5,000,000

Faculty and Staff Membership

Membership is open to MU benefit-eligible faculty or staff members who contribute or pledge one of the amounts below to the College of Engineering.

Membership Level

Gifts or Pledges

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

Dean’s Leadership Circle

Dean's Leadership Circle logo


The Dean’s Leadership Circle (DLC) is a committed group of alumni and friends that is crucial in supporting unique priorities within the College. Membership is open to all MU alumni and friends and requires an annual gift to the Engineering Dean’s Fund for Excellence of $2,500 in a fiscal year.

Your Support

Investment in this fund moves us closer to fulfilling our mission to educate the next generation of engineering leaders and be a pioneer in cutting-edge research and technology. With your support, we can future innovations and improvements to offer our students the best education and experience possible.

Being a DLC member automatically grants you membership in the Shamrock Society as an annual member and its benefits as described above.