Yonahian Society

In Piedmont’s history, there are fewer names more distinctive than Yonahian.

Just 11 miles from the Demorest campus, Mount Yonah’s flat-topped summit is an unmistakable feature on the western horizon. Often referred to as “Piedmont’s Mountain,” Mount Yonah has beckoned generations of adventurous students. Along Yonah’s rocky trails, they have learned that through hard work and perseverance, they can reach heights that once seemed impossible.

In 1920, students named the yearbook the Yonahian. There could be no better name for a publication commemorating their time at Piedmont University, an institution that both challenged them and rewarded them with memories to last a lifetime.

In 2021, Piedmont University formed The Yonahian Society to recognize its most ardent supporters. The Yonahian Society is reserved for individuals who hold an honored place in Piedmont University's philanthropic history by making a gift or commitment of $1,000 or more, annually. Through their generosity, they are leading Piedmont University even higher. 

Society members are distinguished by different giving groups:

  • President’s Circle $1,000 to $4,999
  • Founder’s Circle $5,000 to $9,999
  • Mayflower Circle $10,000 to $24,999
  • Chairman’s Circle  $25,000 and above
  • Lifetime $100,000 cumulative gifts

Be a part of Piedmont's legacy by joining the Yonahian Society at a level that is comfortable to you and your family. You can join the President's Circle for just $83.33 per month.

Click here to become a member today.

Yonahian Society Gala

Yonahian Society members make an incredible impact on Piedmont University as an institution by creating a culture of philanthropy that will stand the test of time. Your support ensures a world-class educational experience for the students of today while building the Piedmont University of tomorrow.

As a token of our gratitude, Yonahian Society members are invited to an annual gala to celebrate and honor their transformational contributions to Piedmont University. The event is held every April and is 100% funded by community sponsors.

The Yonahian Society Gala is a catered event, featuring an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, student jazz musicians, dinner, and an inspiring program. Join us—you'll be in good company.

We look forward to seeing you in April.