The Theodore C. Search Society


Established in 2011, The Theodore C. Search Society recognizes those individuals who demonstrate leadership through philanthropy. Named in honor of the University’s founder, the Search Society is the institution’s most prestigious donor society, honoring the steadfast commitment of our most loyal supporters.

As key investors in the next generation of leaders, Search Society members help bring our mission to life by fostering an environment of growth, innovation and excellence in education. Their generosity directly impacts the student experience, creating unparalleled educational opportunities at the University. 

Any donor who contributes $1,000 and above during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) automatically becomes a Search Society member. The gift may be given to The PhilaU Fund or designated to a specific University initiative. 

For more information on the Search Society, please contact Tracie Burruel, Assistant Vice President for Development Operations, 215.951.6833 or


Membership Levels


$25,000 and above


$10,000 - $24,999


$5,000 - $9,999


$2,500 - $4,999


$1,000 - $2,499

Member Benefits

  • ●  Invitations to special University events 
    ●  Listing on Search Society donor plaque in The Kanbar Campus Center
    ●  Special recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors
    ●  Opportunities to network, strengthen relationships and form new connections within the PhilaU community
    ●  Official Search Society campus parking pass
    ●  Exclusive Search Society member pin

Search Society Young Members

The Search Society Young Members recognition level has been created to encourage and promote leadership giving by our most recent graduates. The program recognizes the graduates of the last ten years who participate at the following levels:

1 - 4 Years


5 - 7 Years


8 - 9 Years


10 Years