Our valuable donors are recognized through the following societies:

Order of the Arch

BVU’s most esteemed giving society recognizes donors who make a financial investment of $1,000 or greater in a given fiscal year. The Order of the Arch represents a generosity of spirit, connecting leadership donors of today to the determined supporters who sprang to the aid of Buena Vista University when fire destroyed the University’s main building in 1956. Today, the Victory Arch incorporates the original stones from Old Main’s entryway. It serves as a campus monument and is a symbol of those who helped save the college, as well as to those who perpetuate that commitment today.

Loyal Beaver Society

Alumni and friends of BVU come together to create a better, stronger BVU for future generations in the Loyal Beaver Society. Members give their contribution to the values that helped build a sturdy University foundation—integrity, a strong work ethic, and the pursuit of excellence—by donating annually. Much has changed since Buford T. Beaver’s inception nearly a century ago, but one element remains constant: BVU relies on alumni and friends to help provide the transformational education needed to create thriving citizens for Iowa and beyond.

Z.Z. White Heritage Society

Named in memory of Zeno Z. White, an alumnus, trustee and benefactor, the Z.Z.White Heritage Society recognizes individuals who have made estate or planned gift commitments to BVU.  Knowledge of such plans allows the University to express gratitude to the donor within his or her lifetime.  Membership affords the donor an opportunity to affirm the BVU heritage and to make a statement of support to others.