We are working through historic records to provide a complete list of lifetime giving to Prescott College. Please check back soon.
Annual Giving Levels
Gold and Turquoise Circle $10,000 and up
Honors the official colors of Prescott College as worn on the graduation cap and gown of founding president, Dr. Charles Franklin Parker.
President's Circle $5,000-$9,999
Honors the thirteen individuals who have led Prescott College, each of whom has made a significant and lasting contribution to the institution.
Humphrey's Peak Society $2,500-$4,999
Named for the highest point in Arizona. At 12,633 feet Humphrey’s Peak can be seen to north of Prescott and holds great sacred meaning for the Navajo, Hopi, and other nations.
Thumb Butte Society $1,000-$2,499
Named for the volcanic rock outcropping that overshadows the main campus and is the geographic landmark for the City of Prescott.
Founders Club $500-$999
Honors the founding president and his associates who began the dream of Prescott College with fundraising in 1962.
Bradshaw Mountains Club $250-$499
Named for the Bradshaw Mountains south of Prescott, one of the most highly mineralized mountain ranges in the world.
Ponderosa Pine Club $100-$249
Named for the world’s largest remaining stand of native Ponderosa Pines located to the southwest of the city, in Prescott National Forest. These trees are among the strongest and tallest in the forest, ranging up to 180 feet in height.
Granite Club up to $99
Named for the granite geology that dominates the Prescott area, including Granite Mountain and the Granite Dells. Granite has been used by builders throughout history as a foundation stone because of its reliability, strength and endurance.
Lifetime Giving Levels
Platinum Society $5M and up
A dense, malleable, precious, gray-white metal, platinum is one of the rarest elements in Earth’s crust. Nearly half of all platinum in the world is used as a catalyst in chemical reactions, most importantly in vehicle emissions control devices—catalytic converters. Platinum is found in Arizona, but only in trace amounts recovered during the refining of copper.
Gold Society $2.5M-$4.999M
Gold, a dense, soft, shiny, and malleable bright yellow precious metal, has been highly sought-after for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since before the beginning of recorded history. Arizona’s “heyday” of gold production ran from 1860 through 1965 when it was ranked eighth among the gold-producing States.
Silver Society $1M-$2.499M
A soft, white, lustrous precious metal, silver possesses the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. Silver mining in Arizona was a powerful stimulus for exploration and prospecting in the early years in several areas including Tombstone, Globe, and the Bradshaw Mountains near Prescott.
Onyx Society $500,000-$999,999
Onyx is a banded variety of crystalline silica. The bands range from white to almost every color except for blue and purple. The most common onyx contains bands of black and/or white. Onyx is only found in three places: Arizona, Mexico, and Algeria. Arizona’s mines are all local to Prescott College; in Prescott, Mayer, and Ash Fork.
Azurite Society $250,000-$499,999
Azurite is a soft, deep blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits. Bright blue pieces are often polished into cabochons and beads, large masses are sometimes cut into ornamental objects. Azurite was historically crushed and used as a blue pigment. In the U.S., most specimens are from numerous Arizona localities.
Garnet Society $100,000-$249,999
Garnets are a group of silicate minerals used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. Arizona is one of five States that commercially produces gem garnets. Arizona's gem garnet, red pyrope, is from two mines on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Pryope’s dark, blood-red color is distinct and attractive, making it the most well-known form of garnet.
Copper Society $50,000-$99,999
Pure copper is soft, malleable, and highly conductive; a freshly exposed surface has a reddish-orange color; once oxidized it turns a blue-green hue. Copper and its alloys have been used for thousands of years as building and decorative materials and it is essential to all living organisms as a trace dietary mineral. Arizona has several famous copper mines including one of the world’s largest in Bisbee.
Turquoise Society $25,000-$49,999
An opaque, blue-to-green mineral, turquoise’s bright color has afforded it important gem use throughout several ancient civilizations in the Americas and the Middle East, and today it remains an important yet affordable gemstone. Important turquoise deposits throughout the Southwest include Kingman and the Copper Cities Mine in Arizona.
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