The Heritage Walk and Founders Circle were created to acknowledge those individuals who recognize the critical importance of a healthy annual fund. The brick pavers in the Heritage Walk are permanent symbols of investment in Roanoke College and of a commitment to quality liberal arts education. The distinctive walk rises from College Avenue to meet the prestigious Founders Circle set before Roanoke College's oldest building, the historic Administration Building.
Associates who support the Roanoke Fund with unrestricted gifts of $10,000 or more in a single year receive a special inscription on a brick paver at the crown of the walkway inside the Founders Circle. The College recognizes associates who give unrestricted gifts of at least $5,000 in a single year with personalized and dated pavers laid throughout the Heritage Walk.