Giving Societies

The Laureate Society
Established in 1997, the Laureate Society recognizes those individuals whose extraordinary gifts to the College, made during their lifetime or posthumously, total $1,000,000 or more.

Benefits of Membership: On their induction, Laureate Society members receive a carriage clock and are asked to sign the Society's register. They are also recognized annually in the Honor Roll of Donors and receive invitations to special College events throughout the year, including the annual Vickroy Dinner held at The Hotel Hershey.

The Thomas Rhys Vickroy Society
Named after our founding president, Thomas Rhys Vickroy, the Vickroy Society recognizes leadership gifts of $1,000 and above given to the College for any purpose during each academic year. The Society is open to all alumni and friends of the College on an annual basis. The laurel wreath is the symbol for The Vickroy Society. An important element of the College seal, it represents honor and excellence and thereby, the exceptional generosity Vickroy Society members have shown to Lebanon Valley College.

Benefits of Membership: Vickroy Society members receive recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors, a lapel pin displaying the laurel wreath, and invitations to special College events throughout the year. Lifetime Vickroy Associates also receive a personalized lithograph print and are asked to sign the Society's register.

GOLD Vickroy Society
For Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), membership in the Vickroy Society is available for a reduced amount dependent on the number of years since their graduation. Those who have received their undergraduate degree within the last one to five years are eligible for Vickroy Society membership with a gift of $100. Alumni who have graduated within the last six to eight years may join with a gift of $300. And for those graduates who are nine or ten years past graduation, membership is available with a gift of $500.

Benefits of Membership: GOLD Vickroy Society members receive all of the benefits offered to Society Associates of the Vickroy Society.

The Walter Society
The Walter Society, established in 2004, is named after the late Judge John Walter '53 and Patricia Lutz Walter '57, an alumni couple whose support of the Valley over the years has been exemplary, and who have embodied the spirit that is LVC. Five or more years of consecutive support of LVC qualifies alumni and friends of the College to be members of the Walter Society. Recent graduates also qualify for membership by making a gift every year after graduation until their 5th reunion.

Benefits of Membership: Walter Society members receive recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors and a Walter Society gift. 

The Honors Society
The Honors Society was established on March 15, 1987, to recognize alumni and friends who have planned for LVC's future by making a planned gift of $10,000 or more to the College. This society recognizes generous donors who have purchased charitable gift annuities, established charitable remainder trusts, made bequest intentions, or gifted insurance policies or real estate for the benefit of Lebanon Valley College.

Benefits of Membership: Honors Society members are invited to an annual event held in the spring and their names are engraved on the Honors Society plaque located in the Mund College Center.