Lifetime Giving Societies

Barton College is enormously indebted to those individuals, foundations, and corporations who have and continue to demonstrate extraordinary commitment to the College through their philanthropic support. In 2006, the Torchbearer Society was created to recognize those alumni and friends who are the foundation of our institution. In 2009, the Board of Trustees unveiled new Lifetime Giving societies (Founders’ Society and Golden Knot Society) to recognize those donors who have given more than $500,000 during their relationship with Barton College. Members of these esteemed societies exemplify abiding belief and trust in the mission of the institution.

Founders Society

Recognizing lifetime giving at the $1,000,000 level and greater

  • Dr. H. Leman* and Marie S. Barnhill
  • Dr. Edna Earle Boykin*
  • BB&T
  • Dr. Georgia B. Campion
  • Church Finance Council Inc.
  • Sara Lynn and K.D. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Inc.
  • Mr. Roger Page*
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* W.R. Rodgers

* Indicates donor is deceased.

Golden Knot Society

Recognizing lifetime giving at the $500,000 level and greater

  • Anonymous
  • Debra and Eddie Ferguson
  • Mr. Edward B. Holloway*
  • Independent College Fund of NC
  • Bill and Jeanne Jordan
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* K.D. Kennedy
  • Lynn and John Lee
  • Mrs. Florence C. Moye*
  • Dr. William P. Nixon, Jr.

* Indicates donor is deceased.

Torchbearer Society

Recognizing lifetime giving at the $100,000 level and greater

  • A.D. Shackelford Trust
  • A.J. Fletcher Foundation
  • A.W. Ange Trust
  • Lisa and Dudley Anderson
  • Mr.* and Mrs. C. Howard Andrews
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Andrews
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Cole Andrews
  • ARAMARK Higher Education
  • James F.* and Hannah* Roberson Bagwell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Caswell Baker, Sr.
  • Belk-Tyler Foundation
  • Dale* and Genia Bone
  • Mr. Douglas H. Boone
  • Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
  • Estate of William Brinson
  • Mrs. Joyce K. Brown*
  • CBC/WRAL Community Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
  • Christian Church Foundation
  • Linda and Neill Connor
  • Dr.* and Mrs.* Charles S. Cooke
  • Mr.* and Mrs. Sydnor M. Cozart
  • Mr. Thomas A. Cozart
  • Mr. James V. Creasy, Jr.*
  • Mrs. Louise S. Deans*
  • DeWitt and Othel Brown Trust
  • Mary Alice and Bobby Dunn
  • Mrs. Betty S. Eagles*
  • Mr. Loyd E. Ellis
  • Cynthia and Chuck Finklea
  • First Citizens Bank
  • First Union National Bank
  • Wortley and Vance Forbes
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* Vance T. Forbes, Sr.
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* Samuel F. Freeman
  • GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
  • Golden LEAF Foundation
  • Gordon Street Christian Church
  • Estate of James C. Grady
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* John Graves
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* Thomas W. Graves, Sr.
  • Mrs. Janie Davis Griffin*
  • Mr. Robert H. Hackney, Jr. and Ms. Shauna Holiman
  • Janet and Tom* Hackney
  • Hackney Brothers Body Company
  • Mr. James Hadge
  • Seab and Phyllis Parish Howard, Tricia Parish
  • Estate of Louise Speas Hunter
  • Imperial Tobacco Group Limited
  • Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co.
  • Dr. and Mrs.* A. Dwight Johnson
  • Estate of Bertha Johnson
  • Mr. Ery W. Kehaya*
  • Meg and Ken Kennedy
  • Lauren Kennedy
  • Dr. and Mrs. Harold A. Ladwig
  • Mr. and Mrs. James H. Maynard
  • Merck Pharmaceutical Company
  • North Carolina Community Foundation
  • Dr. Ruth O’Neal*
  • Aileen* and Bill Parish
  • Estate of Dorothy L. Parker
  • Mrs. Marjorie Ragan*
  • Reynolds Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Greater Wilson
  • Pam and Eric Sellers
  • Southern Piping Company / The Williford Family
  • Standard Commercial Tobacco Company
  • Russell L. Stephenson* and his Family
  • Estate of Mary Fetter Stough
  • Stronach and Company
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Robert Sutton
  • The Cannon Foundation Inc.
  • The Wilson Times Company / Morgan P. Dickerman III
  • Turner Bunn, Jr. and Catherine Eagles Bunn Foundation Inc.
  • Victor Small Trust
  • Watson Electrical Construction Company
  • Dr. Garnett B. Whitehurst
  • Wilson County Tourism Authority
  • Mrs. Evelyn H. Windham*
  • Mr. Emerson C. Winstead, Jr.*
  • Estate of Joyce Witherington
  • Estate of Grace Woodard Wysor
  • The Reverend Pernecie Cooper Yelverton*

* Indicates donor is deceased.