Introducing the Kistler, Gates,
and Landman Societies
For the first time in Arcadia University’s history, new recognition societies are being founded to honor individuals for their lifetime giving. These new societies are named after former University presidents.
The Kistler Society recognizes lifetime giving of $1 million or more. This society is named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Raymon M. Kistler, University President from 1940-60.
The Gates Society recognizes lifetime giving of $500,000 to $999,999. This society is named in honor of Dr. Edward D. Gates, University President from 1960-82.
The Landman Society recognizes lifetime giving of $100,000 to $499,999. This society is named in honor of Dr. Bette E. Landman, University President from 1985-2004.
For these societies, a benefactor’s lifetime giving total includes all gifts made to the University throughout the benefactor’s life as well as gifts made through a bequest or estate. Once a benefactor has earned a place in one of the lifetime giving societies, the membership is permanent.