Arthur Society - A Society of Visionary Leaders
The Reverend Dr. C. Ralph Arthur served as Ferrum College’s 7th president, from
1954 to 1970. A prolific fundraiser, Dr. Arthur understood that Ferrum’s
ultimate success was dependent upon support received from alumni and friends of
Through his extraordinary leadership and vision, Dr. Arthur left an indelible
imprint on Ferrum College. His legacy continues today and is seen across campus
in Ferrum’s beautiful facilities, educational excellence, athletic
accomplishments, and financial strength.
To honor Dr. Arthur and encourage greater support for the College, Ferrum
created an exclusive giving club known as The Arthur Society in July 2003.
Alumni and friends may become members of The Arthur Society with annual gifts
of at least $1,000 to the Ferrum
Fund, which supports daily operations of the College including
financial aid to students.
To view the 2011-2012 Arthur Society members click here.
Ruth Society - A Society of Loyal Friends
Through the Ruth Society, Ferrum recognizes those most faithful alumni and
friends who have made gifts to the College every year (July 1 to June 30) for
the last ten years or longer.
To view the 2011-2012 Ruth Society members click here.
Beckham Society - A Society of Legacy Builders
The Beckham Society recognizes the alumni and friends who have made Ferrum
College a beneficiary of a deferred gift through their wills, trusts, life
insurance policies, gift annuities, or other deferred gift arrangements. The
Beckham Society is named in memory of Ferrum’s first president, Dr. Benjamin
To view the 2011-2012 Beckham Society members click here.