Donor Recognition

The contributions of donors, sponsors, volunteers, innovators, leaders, and alumni are important to your institution and your success as an organization. Recognizing these contributions in your environments not only provides acknowledgment, it enriches the history and depth of your organization, and inspires future action.

Cygnus offers 40 years of experience in providing design and product solutions for North America’s largest public and private institutions. We understand that this is an important part of your public relations and your philanthropic strategy. Our work weaves the recognition of community and philanthropy into your spaces through graphics, objects, and installations.

Our team is sympathetic to the nuanced requirements of donor programs and has successfully implemented tailored outcomes for our clients. We view public recognition – donor, volunteer, alumni or otherwise – as a system requiring a dedicated approach within the project scope. Strong donor programs result from well-defined strategy, structure, and components rather than one-off products installed ad-hoc. Our work considers fundraising pursuit efforts, tier standardization, brand expression, visual standard guidelines, prominent donor recognition exhibits, room and building naming.

"I have been responsible for donor signage at several institutions and have found Cygnus to be one of the most professional and creative signage firms I have encountered. They have been cost-effective, flexible and committed to our vision. Lindsay has taken the time to fully understand our needs and to recommend solutions to keep our projects within budget."
— Jennifer Laughton. Director, Leadership Gifts. Trillium Health.
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