The filter designations by field will recognize transactions that are applied to any of the designations in the list. 

Alternatively, you can create a Recognition Credits Smart Field to get the same results: 
  1. Click Administration > Click Smart Fields
  2. Click Add
  3. Select Constituent Recognition credit amounts > Click OK
  4. Enter the name of the smart field
  5. On the Parameters tab, select calculation type Total gift amount
  6. Enter start/end dates if applicable
  7. Select the types of revenue to include
  8. Select any designations you want to filter the smart field
  9. Click Save
  10. In the list of smart fields, click the smart field name, click Start Process