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Donor Recognition

Motivate giving and recognize generosity through donor recognition programs.

Donor recognition is just that – a way to acknowledge the generosity of your organization’s supporters. The manner in which recognition is given can take many forms such as a simple heartfelt thank you card, listing in a publication, annual giving report or commemorative brochure. But when fund raising is substantive, as is the case with capital campaigns, acknowledgement more typically takes the form of recognition in the built environment. Permanent commemorative displays are powerful motivators for donations and a well conceived program can create significant incentives for giving.

GNU Group engages early on in the development of environmental donor recognition programs, allowing timely decisions about categories of giving, types of recognition, costs, design, technology, schedule, approvals and the host of other factors that ensure success. We will consult with you on the best way to creatively and appropriately recognize the past, celebrate the present, and inspire the future.


Davis High School

Davis High School raised $1.5 million for a new sports stadium and needed to embed donor recognition into their new facility. So GNU Group created a Donor Inspiration Folio infused with school spirit for outreach and identified donor commemoration opportunities sitewide. Now, the new stadium has donor recognition features that continually engage community pride.


Hanna Boys Center

The Hanna Boys Center, a non-profit residential treatment center for young men, added an Admissions & Alumni Center and Auditorium to their campus as well as a donor recognition display. GNU Group designed a donor wall, inspired by the campus chapel’s stained glass, to flow with the campus’ pastoral feel. This donor wall lovingly thanks financial supporters while imparting the center’s value of faith.



When Ravenswood Family Health Center moved to a larger facility, they wanted to thank all of the generous donors who had made their dream of providing dignified, accessible health care to all come true. GNU Group created a glass donor recognition wall featuring white doves in flight to symbolize hope and freedom from illness. Now, the Center acknowledges its donors with naming rights and identification built into an uplifting display.