Arcadia University is grateful to every graduate, faculty and staff member, 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:
Jones Poundstone Society
The Jones Poundstone Society recognizes donors who make an unrestricted annual leadership gift to The Fund for Arcadia and create a lasting impact for Arcadia students and the University. By making an unrestricted gift within a giving circle, you join a fellowship of philanthropic leaders who believe in the extraordinary things to come at Arcadia.
commemorates the University’s founding
acknowledges the University’s Jenkintown roots
celebrates the University’s Beaver College legacy
moves boldly in the present to ensure a brighter future for the University
The Castle Club recognizes donors who make annual contributions at the $500 to $999 level. The support of these generous alumni, parents, and friends helps to keep Arcadia’s academic and co-curricular programs strong and keep an Arcadia education affordable to those who have chosen Arcadia as their home.
The Covenant Society recognizes the thoughtfulness and generosity of alumni and friends who fund charitable life-income agreements benefiting Arcadia University, advise us that they have remembered the University in their wills, or benefit the University with other planned gifts. Planned gifts may include bequests, charitable gift annuities, life insurance, retirement-plan benefits, and gifts of real estate among other opportunities. To learn more about the kind of planned gift that best suits your circumstances, please visit our Planned Giving website.
The Knight Loyalty Society honors those donors to Arcadia who consistently give gifts of any size to the University consecutively for 25 or more years. This tradition of steadfast support helps Arcadia to plan with confidence for the future. The easiest way to ensure your membership in the Knight Loyalty Society is by making a recurring gift online or by making a pledge to Arcadia. Your faithful support enables Arcadia to rely on your philanthropic support each and every year.
The LGK Society honors three of distinguished Presidents of Beaver College and Arcadia University, Dr. Bette E. Landman '04H (President, 1985-2004), Dr. Edward D. Gates (President, 1960-1982), and Reverend Dr. Raymon M. Kistler (President, 1940–1960) and recognizes Arcadia's Lifetime Giving Knights whose loyalty and leadership giving—including outright gifts, pledges, and planned gift intentions—has been at the heart of Arcadia’s growth and success. The LGK Society celebrates our donors whose cumulative lifetime support reaches milestone levels of $100,000 or more.
Beyond honoring its donors through giving societies, Arcadia recognizes the participation and generosity of its donors through its Annual Giving and Reunion Giving Awards. Annual Giving awards are announced in the fall following the close of the preceding fiscal year and Reunion Giving Awards are announced at Alumni Weekend each year in May.
2017-2018 Annual Giving Awards
Martha-Lee Taggart Sunderman Award for Highest Class Participation:Class of 1968
Annual Fund Award for the Class with the Largest Gift: Class of 1968
Annual Fund Award for the Class with the Largest Gift Increase: Class of 1968
Harry G. Kuch Award for the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Class with the Highest Participation: Class of 2010
2019 Reunion Awards
Outstanding Achievement in a Reunion Year: Class of 1969
Ethlyn Selner Mack Bowl for Highest Reunion Class Participation: Class of 1959
Bette E. Landman Plate for Largest Reunion Class Gift: Class of 1984
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