Giving Societies

arthur societyArthur 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 the institution. 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 2014-2015 Arthur Society members click here.


Ruth Society

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 2014-2015 Ruth Member 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 Beckham. To view the 2014-2015 Beckham Society members click here.