Giving Societies & Circles

Michelle Nelson Miller ’84

“I am committed to ensuring Hutchison’s values, academics, and programs continue to evolve to meet the needs of the girls of the future.”

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  • BeeHive Young Alumnae Giving Program

    The BeeHive was formed to recognize young alumnae who have demonstrated a commitment to consistent giving through the Hutchison Fund. Designed for alumnae 5 to fifteen years after graduation, the BeeHive serves as a network for young alumnae and encourages relationship building, instills a lifelong interest in philanthropy, and identifies leaders within the Hutchison community that ultimately help build toward the school’s future. Throughout the year, the BeeHive hosts social gatherings and networking events that give young alumnae the opportunity to hear from members of the Hutchison and larger Memphis community while also connecting with fellow alums. 

    Current giving levels for the 2023-2024 school year are as follows: 2019 ($50), 2018 ($100), 2017 ($150), 2016 ($200), 2015 ($250), 2014 ($300), 2013 ($350), 2012 ($400), 2011 ($450), 2010 ($500), and 2009 ($500+).
  • Laurie Fraser Stanton Society

    This society was created in honor of Laurie Fraser Stanton ‘65, who devoted 50 years to Hutchison. She began her Hutchison journey as a student in the seventh grade when the school was located on Union Avenue and worked in numerous academic roles at the school during her career. The Laurie Fraser Stanton Society honors Hutchison’s most loyal donors. Members of this society have given generously to the Hutchison Fund for 10 or more years. We are so grateful for these donors and their long-time commitment to our school.
  • Black and Gold Circle

    Members of the Black and Gold Circle have chosen to make a gift to the Hutchison Fund at the leadership level ($1,000-$4,999). Because of these leadership gifts from faculty, alumnae, parents, grandparents, parents of alumnae, and trustees, Hutchison is able to offer a program that offers challenging academics while also allowing each girl to discover her passions and develop into a strong leader.
  • Mary Grimes Hutchison Society

    Members of the Mary Grimes Hutchison Society have chosen to make a significant investment in Hutchison by donating $5,000 or more to the Hutchison Fund. These gifts make a significant impact on Hutchison’s programs and a girl's experience at our school. This select group contributes 55% of the total annual fund. We offer our profound gratitude.
  • Norfleet Society

    The Norfleet Society recognizes Hutchison’s most generous philanthropists—individuals who have given more than $100,000 cumulatively to our school. The namesake for this prestigious society is Frank Norfleet, former Board of Trustees Chair in 1964. He was the driving force behind Hutchison’s bold and visionary move to the Ridgeway campus. The Norfleet Society was created in 2006 to pay tribute to Mr. Norfleet’s leadership and vision and to honor those inspirational donors who have enabled us to transform our 52-acre campus and our academic and co-curricular programs over the past decade. Norfleet member’s contributions will have a lasting legacy on our school.
  • Anne Marie Newton Walker Society

    Anne Marie Newton Walker ’47* was one of those far-sighted donors and a remarkable alumna whose legacy is a shining example of visionary leadership and philanthropy. With deep appreciation for her extraordinary gifts to Hutchison, and those of her husband, Tom*, the school created the Anne Marie Newton Walker Society to honor our most benevolent patrons. Membership is an honor bestowed on alumnae, parents, grandparents, and friends who have given $1 million or more during their lifetime.
  • 1902 Legacy Society

    The 1902 Legacy Society was created to recognize individuals who have made a bequest or estate planned gift to Hutchison. These types of gifts have a profound and lasting impact on scholarship, teaching, and the comprehensive program offered at Hutchison, and are a continuing source of strength and support for our school. Estate planned gifts serve as an inspiration to all who share a vision for Hutchison’s future. The School is grateful to the alumnae, parents, faculty, and friends who have included Hutchison as a beneficiary in their estate plans. Their forethought will ensure the highest quality education for generations of girls to come.