Giving Opportunities

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The Friars were started in 1955 and are the oldest a cappella group at the University of Michigan. We are a completely student-led group of singers that fund our own concerts and activities through gigging at events like weddings, banquets, conferences, and reunions just to name a few. With more than 60 years of history, we continue to lead on campus and abroad as stewards of great music, camaraderie, and an endless abundance of laughter. Give a gift to The Friars to ensure the excellence you have come to know and respect for future generations.

Recognition Levels

“On-Time” Graduate ($50): “Graduate On Time” is not only the title of a Friars Classic, but also a goal that so many of us hold near and dear to our hearts. As the Friars pursue not only musical excellence but also academic excellence, we are blessed to be in a group that provides great academic mentorship between new and old members alike. Help us continue to foster these great relationships and you will be recognized on our program as a donor.

Star Soloist ($100): Soloists give life to the songs beyond the doo-ba’s and shoo-wops that we sing in the background. Give life to the Friars in a similar way and you’ll receive program recognition as well as a merchandise pack consisting of a shirt, hoodie, and Frug.

Frug Filler ($250): Few men are more important than the one who fills our sacred Frugs at each Friars gathering. Support this continued filling of Frugs and receive program recognition, a merchandise pack, and a picture from your time in the Friars to be placed in the program.

*For non-alumni, we are happy to still include a picture of you, especially if it is of you performing!

Sorority Swooner ($500): We all know of the Friar deemed to be the most handsome of them all, the one who swoons each sorority with his melodic voice and chiseled figure. While the rest of us may never be as dashing as he, we ask that you support us and, in return, will grant you program recognition, a merchandise pack, a picture from your time in the Friars to be placed in the program, and the option for you to sponsor a song through its introduction in the concert or in the program.

Ultimate Friar ($1000): Once a Friar, always a Friar. Yet, there are tales of those who transcend this state and reach a level of “Friar-ness” that is unparalleled among their brethren; these are the legends we know as “Ultimate Friars”. Reach this status and you will receive program recognition, a merchandise pack, a picture from your time in the Friars to be placed in the program, and a picture with the current group (which we’ll use to give you personal shoutout on social media if you’d like).