The Tower – Logan University Spring 2016 – Donor Snapshot

Arlan W. Fuhr, DC

Dr. Fuhr knows what it’s like to have a small part in something big.


The early 1970s were a pivotal time in Logan’s history, and the decision of whether or not the institution could move operations to a 112-acre property in Chesterfield rested in the hands of Logan alumni.

Dr. Fuhr, having been in practice for just 10 years, was one of 70 alumni who donated $5,000 to raise $350,000 needed for the down payment of the current campus. Nearly 40 years later, he still considers that donation as one of the more defining moments of his career.

“You never lose anything by giving,” he said.

Dr. Fuhr was only 12 years old when he identified his calling to become a chiropractor. After years of suffering from painful sore throats, Dr. Fuhr began receiving routine adjustments from his mother’s chiropractor. Within 11 visits, the sore throats were gone, and Dr. Fuhr had a clear vision of his career path.

Today, Dr. Fuhr is the co-founder and inventor of Activator Methods International, a Phoenix-based company known for the instrument adjust technique, the Activator Methods, which provides chiropractic care, resources and training. He also continues to leave his mark on the institution that he says gave so much to him.

The September 1961 graduate is chair of the new Forever Chiropractic, Forever Logan campaign – the first perpetual and permanent scholarship campaign that benefits current and future Logan chiropractic students.

“What I like about the program is that half of the money is allocated for immediate scholarships, while the other half is earmarked for scholarship endowments,” he said. That means the principal gift remains in perpetuity, while income generated from the endowed portion supports future scholarships.

To kick-start the campaign, Dr. Fuhr has committed to giving $50,000 ($5,000 a year for 10 years).

He encourages colleagues and supporters to learn more about the Forever Logan campaign and consider donating at least $1,000 or more each year for the next 10 years.

“Chiropractic has a bright future, and I’m proud of Logan,” said Dr. Fuhr. “That’s why I’ve made this commitment. It allows me to leave something behind that will last forever.”

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