The President's Circle
Since 1969, ACU has honored its most generous donors with membership in the President's Circle.
Members of the President's Circle change the lives of ACU students by taking a leadership role in their future through unparalleled generosity funds scholarships, provides facilities and boosts the quality of life on campus.
A cumulative gift of at least $1,000 to the university during a calendar year qualifies the donor for membership.
Members enjoy a unique schedule of benefits and special events as a token of the university's appreciation for their ongoing partnership, highlighted by the President's Circle Dinner each February during Sing Song weekend.
The 2016 dinner will be Saturday, Feb. 20. Attendees will enjoy an evening of experiential dining, with food action stations and live music in an elegant setting.
For more information about the President's Circle and its benefits or the President's Circle Dinner, contact Rendi Hahn by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 325-674-2394. Or give online now to stand with ACU and our students as we work to advance the kingdom of God through the coming years.
President's Circle Giving Levels
A.B. Barret Circle
The school’s founder and first president dreamed of establishing a Christian college in West Texas and saw his dream come true with the establishment of Childers Classical Institute. After two years as president (1906-08), he resigned to become president of Southwestern Christian.
H.C. Darden Circle
During his tenure as president (1908-09), Darden raised money to retire the school’s debt, enhanced the school’s relationship with the city of Abilene and oversaw Childers Classical’s first Commencement.
R.L. Whiteside Circle
As president (1909-11), Whiteside helped establish the Bible School, the forerunner of the annual Bible Lectureship and Summit before returning to the faculty to teach psychology and Bible.
James F. Cox Circle
James Cox was selected president in 1911, but his wife became seriously ill, and his brother, A.B. Cox, served in his place. After four years as chair of the education department and eight years as dean, Cox returned to the presidency from 1932-40.
Jesse P. Sewell Circle
Under Sewell’s tenure (1912-24), the annual Bible Lectureship (now Summit) began, 12 campus facilities were built, remodeled or enlarged, and Childers Classical Institute officially became Abilene Christian College.
Batsell Baxter Circle
Baxter (1924-32) was president when ACU moved from its North First Street campus to the current site, and his relaxing of rules governing students’ social lives led to a proliferation of clubs and organizations.
Honoring lifetime giving of $1 million or more