The Order of the Bronze Bison serves as the highest recognition bestowed by Bethany upon those individuals who have included the College in their long-range financial planning. Membership is conferred upon alumni and friends who help underwrite the future of Bethany College in their wills or through an alternate planned giving program.

The late Pearl Mahaffey, a revered long-time professor at Bethany, was honored as the first member of the Order of the Bronze Bison. Each year since Professor Mahaffey's induction in April 1968, Bethany has recognized those who have been received into membership

If you would like to know more about including Bethany in your estate plans, please contact a member of the Development Staff.