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Find Your Way Home

 

This society is an opportunity to reconnect with fellow graduates and grow your business network. Embracing the purpose of the compass as a tool that helps you find your way back, the Compass Circle provides a way to help young alumni reconnect to the
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

Continue the Journey

 

The compass also helps you continue in the right direction. Your leadership can propel the school in the right direction by helping support the college and current students through such programs as the Dean’s newly founded leadership academy or summer practicum scholarships.

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By joining within 15 years of earning your Auburn degree, you can consider one of three Compass Circle membership levels below — each with increasing benefits:

White

  • Invitation to the Dean’s Tailgate
  • Recognition in the school’s e-newsletter and on its website
  • Certificate of Compass Circle membership
  • $100 annual gift or $8.34 per  month

Blue

  • Invitation to the Dean’s Tailgate
  • Recognition in the school’s e-newsletter and on its website
  • Certificate of Compass Circle membership
  • Set of SFWS leather coasters
  • Exclusive SFWS roundtable with the dean and select faculty
  • $250 annual gift or $20.84 per month

Orange

  • Invitation to the Dean’s Tailgate
  • Recognition in the school’s e-newsletter and on its website
  • Certificate of Compass Circle membership
  • Set of SFWS leather coasters
  • Exclusive SFWS roundtable with the dean and select faculty
  • A reserved tailgate spot in front of the SFWS Building*
  • Eligibility to lease a football season parking pass**
  • $500 annual gift or $41.67 per month

*(limited availability; priority given by contribution date)

** (for an additional charge)

Easy.

Your gift can be divided into workable monthly increments.

Beneficial.

All gifts are tax deductible, and you will receive a summary of your annual gifts each year. Exclusive perks are given to alumni that give certain amounts each year.

Significant.

Smaller payments that are made more frequently add up to a meaningful gift.

Secure.

Automatic bank drafts are protected and safe.

Contact Us

For more information contact the Office of Development at (334) 844-1983 or via email at sfwsdevelopment@auburn.edu. Alumni may also give online to become a member or to renew their gifts by visiting the Compass Circle online giving website.

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“My wife Carolyn and I joined the CC because we want to support the scholarships and unparalleled education within the school. As a forester, I feel it is vital to support the future generations of our natural resource professionals. With three levels of giving and monthly payment options, there are opportunities for all young alumni to give back. Won’t you join us in making a commitment to the success of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences by becoming a Compass Circle member with us?” – Russell C. Miller ‘11

Members as of May 2019:

Mr. W. Flynt Barksdale, Jr. ’13
Mr. Tyler Baxter ’17
Mr. Thomas D. Bowen ’11
Mr. J. Hunter Brown ’12
Mr. Skylar Clark ’10
Mr. Jon-Micheal Clark ’11
Mr. Nathan D. Click ’06
Mr. Scott E. Corley ’10
Mr. Brandon K. Craft ’15
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Crawford ’07
Mr. James Robbie Dearman ’13
Mr. Michael R. Delaney ’03
Mr. Kyle Dismukes ’02
Ms. Erin Dye ’16
Mr. Ben E. Estes ’14

Mr. Malachi Gandy ’11
Mr. William M. Green ’14
Mrs. Grace Gregson ’16
Mr. William Noll Harp ’12
Mr.Michael W. Heatherly ’08
Mr. Thomas Hudson ’13
Mr. Todd C. Jacobson ’17
Dr. Gabriel R. Karns ’14
Mr. Jacob D. Lembke ’13
Mr. Kristopher Watson Lewis ’10
Mr. John Lightfoot ’10
Mrs. Jenny Lightfoot ’10
CPT Brandon James Loomis ’16
Dr. Hamed Majidzadeh ’16
Mr. Nathan McCollum ’06

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cary Miller ’11
Mr. William P. Neighbors ’06
Mr. James Wesley Peters ’15
Mr. Wes Pruet ’06
Mr. Kelly Raulerson ’08
Mr. Kevin Rose ’04
Mrs. Sarah Leanne Sibley ’12
Mr. Tyler Sibley ’12
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Simms ’11
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Tate ’15
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L Taylor ’06
Mr. Timothy W. Teel ’10
Mr. Brian Watts ’12
Mr. Daniel Wyrick ’05