Heidelberg Fellows Bylaws


Heidelberg Fellows, an unincorporated association, was established to bring together those alumni, friends, foundations, corporations, and other persons who have the sincere desire to assist and support Heidelberg University in its mission.

I. Purpose

The Heidelberg Fellows was established in 1950 to strengthen and support Heidelberg University by providing a mechanism to encourage and recognize unrestricted gifts to the Heidelberg Fund as well as to encourage volunteer leadership and participation in the life of the University. Today, all annual gifts received for the operation of the University are recognized by this association.

II. Recognition

Recognition in the Heidelberg Fellows is designated as follows:

Presidential Fellows

W. Terry Wickham $25,000 and above
George W. Williard $10,000 - $24,999
Henry Leonard $5,000 - $9,999
Charles E. Miller $2,500 - $4,999
Emanuel V. Gerhart $1,000 - $2,499

General Fellows

Edson J. Brown $500 - $999
Fellows $250 - $499
Young Alumni Fellows $50

III. Officers

The officers of the Heidelberg Fellows shall consist of President, Vice President, and Secretary, who shall be advised in their roles by the person responsible for Heidelberg’s Annual Giving program.

The President, Vice President, and Secretary shall be elected by the Fellows membership for a two-year term of office.

The officers shall perform the duties customary and usually incident to such offices.

IV. Meetings

The Annual Meeting shall be held each fall on the campus of Heidelberg University. All members of the Association shall be invited along with friends and guests of the University.

Special and Regional Meetings may be called by the President of the Fellows.

V. Fellows Advisory Council

The Advisory Council shall include the officers and others of the Association as needed.

The Advisory Council

  1. Provides such advice and counsel to incumbent officers and committees as is requested, or is deemed appropriate by the council;
  2. Submits names for the elective offices at the Annual Meeting;
  3. Is responsible for the program of the Annual Meeting;
  4. Is charged with the enrollment of new Fellows;
  5. Acquaints itself with the physical needs of Heidelberg University and shall submit recommendations to the Fellows to support those needs, and
  6. Assists University Administration in the execution of the strategic enrollment plan.

VI. Amendments

These bylaws may be amended by a 75 percent vote of those present at any regular or specially called meeting of the Heidelberg Fellows Advisory Council provided notice of the proposed amendment is given to all council members at least two weeks prior to such meeting.