Arcadia University is grateful to every alumna, alumnus, parent, or friend who has expressed their confidence, thanks, and hope in Arcadia by making a gift to The Fund for Arcadia. Special giving societies exist to honor those who help to keep Arcadia strong and growing through their annual gifts and their charitable or estate gifts. These giving societies include:
The President’s Circle consists of those donors who make leadership gifts to Arcadia University during each fiscal year (June 1 through May 31). Members receive special recognition and enjoy exclusive benefits that keep them in regular contact with the Arcadia community: its President, leaders, knowledgeable faculty, and talented students. The giving levels for membership in the President’s Circle are:
President’s Society: $25,000 and above
Provost’s Society: $10,000–$24,999
Dean’s Society: $5,000–$9,999
Professor’s Society: $2,500–$4,999
Lecturer’s Society: $1,000–$2,499
Members of Arcadia’s President’s Circle lead the way in making Arcadia the vibrant, thriving, and growing educational institution it is today.
Castle Club, Benefactors, and Contributors
The Castle Club recognizes those giving from $500 to $999, while the Benefactor level recognizes those whose gifts are from $250 to $499. The Contributor level recognizes those whose gifts are up to $249. The support of these generous alumni, parents, and friends helps to keep Arcadia’s academic and co-curricular programs strong and to keep an Arcadia education affordable to those who have chosen Arcadia as their undergraduate home.
The Knight Society recognizes those donors whose consistent support helps Arcadia to plan with confidence for the future. Alumni, parents, and friends who have given consistently for five years or more are members of the Knight Society. The easiest way to insure your membership in the Knight Society is by making a recurring gift online or by making a pledge to Arcadia. Your consistent support enables Arcadia to rely on your philanthropic support each and every year.
The Covenant Society recognizes those alumni and friends who make a commitment to Arcadia with a planned gift. Planned gifts can include bequests, charitable gift annuities, gifts from life insurance, retirement accounts, and real estate and other opportunities. To learn more about the kind of planned gift that best suits your circumstances, please visit our Planned Giving website.
Lifetime Giving Societies
Arcadia has established three lifetime giving societies in order to recognize those alumni and friends whose loyalty and leadership giving—including outright gifts, pledges, and planned gift intentions—have been at the heart of Arcadia’s growth and success. These lifetime giving societies are named after three distinguished Presidents of Beaver College and Arcadia University:
Reverend Dr. Raymon M. Kistler, President, 1940–1960: The Kistler Society recognizes those donors who have given $1 Million or more during their lifetimes.
Dr. Edward D. Gates, President, 1960–1982: The Gates Society recognizes those donors who have given $500,000–$999,999 during their lifetimes.
Dr. Bette E. Landman '04H, President, 1985–2004: The Landman Society recognizes those donors who have given $100,000–$499,999 during their lifetimes.
Society of Business & Community Partners
The Society of Business & Community Partners recognizes those who have supported Arcadia University by making a corporate donation or by sponsoring a university event. It includes the following giving levels: