Arthur Knight, Southern California ’60, was a Chapter Advisor, teacher, film historian, scholar, film critic, and TV Host, envisioned Delta Kappa Alpha’s future as a partner with the entertainment industry and helped realize that vision by creating the illustrious DKA Banquets that cemented the fraternity into Hollywood history. With his eye for professionalism, classical style, and love of cinema, he created banquets that brought Hollywood’s attention to film schools and cinema education.

The Arthur Knight Society is the Delta Kappa Alpha Foundation’s most prestigious annual recognition society for alumni, parents, corporations, and friends of DeKA. Donors who give at the Arthur Knight Society level have made a major commitment to support the mission of the Arthur Knight which is to foster lifelong character, collaborative and creative storytelling, ethical and productive business practices, philanthropic action, and fraternal bonds by and between students of the cinematic arts.

Membership in the Arthur Knight Society is award to donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually. The Arthur Knight Society includes four leadership levels which honor donors who give leadership gifts to the Foundation.

Governors Level

Membership in the Governors Level of the Arthur Knight Society is awarded to donors who contribute $10,000.00 or more annually.

Laurel Wreath Level

Membership in the Laurel Wreath Level of the Arthur Knight Society is awarded to donors who contribute $5,000.00 to $9,999.99 annually.

White Carnation Level

Membership in the White Carnation Level of the Arthur Knight Society is awarded to donors who contribute $2,500.00 to $4,999.99 annually.

GOLD Level

Membership in the GOLD level of the Arthur Knight Society is awarded to graduates of last decade (2004-14) donors who contribute $100 multiplied by the number of years since graduation annually. For calendar year 2013, the giving level a GOLD alumnus must obtain to become a member is as follows:

2014: $100
2013: $100
2012: $200
2011: $300
2010: $400
2009: $500
2008: $600
2007: $700
2006: $800
2005: $900
2004: $1,000