The Vanguard Society



Inspired by the lyrics of Appalachian State University’s Alma Mater, vanguard is the perfect term to describe the investment of our most generous annual donors. Vanguard Society members contribute $1,000 and above each fiscal year to The Appalachian Fund or The Parents Fund.

Vanguard Society members receive:

  • Invitations to select university events 
  • a customized lapel pin designating their year of membership
  • a commemorative membership decal
  • a sense of pride in making a profound difference for Appalachian students.