Order of the Knoll

It is appropriate that Iowa State’s most loyal group of donors is named after the Knoll – a symbol of leadership and excellence on campus. The Knoll has been home to Iowa State’s first family since it was opened in 1901.

Members of the Order of the Knoll, Iowa State University’s most prestigious donor recognition society, believe in creating opportunities to transform lives at Iowa State. Their gifts – whether through lifetime giving, annual giving or both – are essential to the future of our university.

The Order of the Knoll acknowledges four giving levels:

Society of the True and Valiant

Cumulative giving of $10 million+



W.M. Beardshear Society

Cumulative giving of $1 million to $9,999,999



President’s Circle

Cumulative giving of $100,000 to $999,999



Campanile Society

Annual giving of $2,500+
Annual giving of $1,500+ (under age 40)



All Order of the Knoll members enjoy many opportunities for ongoing engagement with Iowa State. Benefits include special communications about important university news and opportunities to attend exclusive events.