• A real-world learning lab
  • Vargas’ year in France affirms self-reliance, inspires him to give back
  • Bobby Martin ’92 – from “lousy student” to magna cum laude to entrepreneur – shares thoughts on success
  • A French perspective on the Appalachian Experience
  • A support system for academic achievement
  • Global awareness leads to global competence
  • A scholarship opens a door to serving others
  • Building a future of hope
  • Inspired to succeed
  • Study in Japan – a student’s dream comes true

Giving Societies and Clubs

You are a valuable member of the Appalachian Family!

Your support truly makes a difference at Appalachian. Through giving societies we honor individuals, corporations, and foundations for their commitment and celebrate the impact of their gifts.

1899 Legacy Society

The 1899 Legacy Society recognizes individuals that include Appalachian in their estate plans. Learn more

B.B. Dougherty Society

Named in honor of the founder of the University, the B.B. Dougherty Society recognizes individuals, corporations, and foundations that have made cumulative lifetime gifts of $1 million or more.

Chancellor’s Society

The Chancellor's Society recognizes individuals for annual gifts of $2,500 or more.

Hayes Circle

The Hayes School of Music Hayes Circle of Giving is an elite group of patrons who believe in supporting young artists. By providing opportunities for research, scholarship, and travel to our students and faculty, this group follows in the footsteps of our namesake and benefactor, Mariam Cannon Hayes. Mrs. Hayes believed that music is integral to the fabric of our society, and understood that when young artists are given opportunities to flourish, the benefits are boundless. When you join the Hayes Circle, your gifts support young artists as they become performers, music therapists, music industry professionals, and teachers, and as they nurture a passion for the arts in others. Join us, and help us share the legacy of Mrs. Hayes and her love for the arts. Learn more.

Vanguard Society

The Vanguard Society recognizes individuals, corporations, and foundations that have made annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the Appalachian Fund or Parents Fund.