The Bell Tower Society

The Bell Tower Society was established in 2014 but its roots run to the founding of California Baptist
University. Since 1955, the iconic James Building with its bell tower has long been a symbol for CBU and was the inspiration for the naming of the Bell Tower Society.

Just as the bell tower and cross stand as an iconic symbol of CBU, the Bell Tower Society symbolizes our commitment to recognize and honor some of our most generous supporters. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all that you have done to support the students of CBU.

Your gifts support the students through much-needed scholarships, the development of premier academic programs, the construction of strategic campus facilities and the recruitment and retention of esteemed faculty.

In order to best honor our supporters, we created six annual giving recognition levels and five, lifetime recognition levels. 

Annual Giving Levels

Member – $1,000 to $2,499
Associate – $2,500 to $4,999
Champion – $5,000 to $9,999
Ambassador – $10,000 to $24,999
Builder – $25,000 to $49,000
Patron –  $50,000 & above


Lifetime Giving Levels

Partner – $250,000 to $499,999
Supporter – $500,000 to $999,999
Founder – $1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Benefactor – $5,000,000 to $9,999,999
Sustainer – $10,000,000 & above