Become a Benefactor

When a handful of scholars at the University of Maine founded Phi Kappa Phi in 1897, they stood at the doorstep of a century soon celebrated as a great age of innovation. Thanks to airplanes, automobiles and electricity, big change was on the way. By empowering the world’s best minds to chart fresh discoveries, Phi Kappa Phi helped create that bold new future.

More than 125 years later, the Society is still facing forward, gathering the greatest scholars in a community of shared service, then giving them the tools to explore new frontiers.

As our world faces new challenges – and countless new opportunities – Phi Kappa Phi’s motto “let the love of learning rule humanity” is even more critical in expanding the boundaries of knowledge. That’s why we’re inviting you to embrace that promise as a Phi Kappa Phi Benefactor.

Your existing Life Membership in Phi Kappa Phi demonstrates your passion, dedication, and generosity as a key stakeholder in the Society. Because of you, thinkers from all walks of life have explored space, improved farming, researched cures to ease human suffering, and conceived great art and literature.

Now, with support from our special team of Benefactors, we’re planning to do even more.


  • Increasing award and grant opportunities to deserving students.
  • Providing critical support to meet the needs of our 320+ local chapters.
  • Expanding our outreach and awareness of the Society's mission.
  • Creating a strategic plan to map the future of Phi Kappa Phi.

Your one-time, tax-deductible donation* of $500 will establish you as a Phi Kappa Phi Benefactor and ensure that we can continue our work to make our world a better place. Will you join us as a Benefactor and deepen your impact in our Society and help our members expand the boundaries of knowledge? With your support, we can answer the challenges and opportunities ahead as Phi Kappa Phi blazes new trails of innovation!  

We look forward to welcoming you into our special team of Benefactors as we map the future of Phi Kappa Phi into the next 125 years! Phi Kappa Phi will formally and publicly recognize your support and commitment as a Benefactor on our website, in Forum magazine and other Society publications, and at special events.

Our Life Benefactors

Norma A. Arizpe

Texas A&M University


Ruth Baidas

Cornell University


David C. Bartel

The University of Utah

Mark A. Bebensee

The Citadel


Mary S. Bonhomme

Florida Institute of Technology


Raymond F. Bonhomme, Jr.

Florida Institute of Technology


Shon M. Bourgeois

University of Louisiana at Lafayette


David L. Briscoe

University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Tracy Allison Broomall

Widener University


JoAnn Canales

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi


Douglas Cannon

The Ohio State University


Sharon B. Cannon

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Daniel J. Casaletto

Northeastern University


Candice L. Castro

University of Texas at San Antonio

Gagan Chopra

Iowa State University


Susan H. Cook

University of Delaware


James R. Cooper

Virginia Tech


Margaret Lynn Dale

University of Houston


Charles L. Deem

University of Southern California


Diane M. Disney

University of Rhode Island


Dermot P. Dolan

Lamar University


Jonathan A. Dudley

Florida Institute of Technology


Shirley M. Eoff

Angelo State University


Lisa M. Featherer

University of Delaware


Nancy A. Fetterman

University of West Florida


Denis Fortin

Andrews University


Martha B. Frost

SUNY at Plattsburgh


James M. Glennon

Idaho State University


Evan Goob

Youngstown State University


Mary Addie Gowan

University of North Georgia


Eugene S. Grecheck

Virginia Commonwealth University


Scott A. Halvorson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


J. Patrick Harman

Clemson University


Amy R. Heaston

Georgia Southern University


Virginia Hodgkinson

Southern Illinois University Carbondale


Missy Hopper

Mississippi State University


John S. Hull

Radford University


Shane Hunter

Southern Oregon University


Maureen Lynn Hurd Hause

Iowa State University


Brad Jewell

Louisiana State University


Christopher Jonathan Rodriguez Jimenez

California State University, Los Angeles


Ray W. Kahler

University of Puget Sound


Retha V. Keenan

California State University, Long Beach


Jeffrey R. Kern

Pennsylvania State University


David W. Knickel

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Tiffany Marie Knight

San Jose State University


Steven M. Kramer

University of Connecticut


Marie Menninga

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Sharon L. Michael

University of Maryland, College Park


Mattia Maria Migliore

MCPHS University


Kathy W. Motsinger

Appalachian State University


Robert W. Naismith

Pennsylvania State University


Traci Navarre

Southeastern Louisiana University


Bradley Newcomer

James Madison University


Richard H. Nolan

San Diego State University


Nora Yuriko Onishi

University of Hawaii


Wesley Patrick

Missouri University of Science and Technology


Philip Edward Phillips

Middle Tennessee State University


Orville Plum

Montana State University


John V. Rabatin

California State University, Los Angeles


Michael Rana

Texas State University


Lee W. Randall

The University of Mississippi


George Durward Randels, Jr.

University of the Pacific


James L. Ratcliff

Pennsylvania State University


Susan P. Robbins

University of Houston


Floyd Robert Rushton

Clemson University


Peter L. Ryan

Mississippi State University


Aaron Damien Settipane

University of Southern California


Ronald Vere Shaklee

Youngstown State University


Eric H. Shaw

Florida Atlantic University


Ron Shapiro

The Ohio State University


Jeffrey Alan Smith

New Mexico State University


David M. Sokol

University of Illinois at Chicago


A.J. Stagliano

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


David J. Sylva

University of Maryland, College Park


Jaideep L. Tolani

University of Memphis


Timothy R. Toops

Florida Southern College


Rosemary R. Waters

California State University, Fresno


Andrew N. Welch

Clarkson University


Christine Marion Westendorf

University of Evansville


John P. Williams

Texas A&M University


Edith Younger

University of Illinois at Chicago


James Zambon

Butler University


Robert P. Zielinski

DePaul University

* Donations to The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law. Donors should consult with their tax professional to determine deductibility.