The Merle-Smith Society was founded in 1982 in honor of Rev. Van S. Merle-Smith, Jr. and his wife, Kitty, former parents, honorary alumni and long-term benefactors of Moravian Academy. The purpose of the society is to acknowledge the most philanthropic donors from any of our three campuses and constituencies.
Membership in the Merle-Smith Society is accorded to parents, grandparents, alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, and friends who give at least $1,000 to Moravian in a fiscal year. Gifts of cash or stock for the Annual Fund and/or for capital programs qualify for listing in the Merle-Smith Society.