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Recognition Levels

Recognition Levels
Torchbearers Amount
Founders' Circle of the Torchbearers* $100,000 and up
Charles B. Sumner Circle of the Torchbearers* $50,000-$99,999
James A. Blaisdell Circle of the Torchbearers* $25,000-$49,999
Prometheus Circle of the Torchbearers* $10,000-$24,999
Norton Torchbearers $5,000-$9,999
Spalding Torchbearers $2,500-$4,999
Brackett Torchbearers# $1,500-$2,499
1887 Associates $1,000-$1,499
Sponsors $750-$999
Benefactors $500-$749
Patrons $250-$499
Donors $1-$249
# $1,000-$2,499 for alumni of the previous decade
* Donors whose gift qualifies them for membership in The President's Council

More Information About the Pomona College Torchbearers

The Torchbearers are the leadership donors whose gifts form the foundation of the Pomona College Annual Fund, providing essential support for the College's core priorities such as need-blind admissions, a world-class faculty and cutting edge facilities.

Since 1937, the year Pomona first recognized leaders of the College community as Torchbearers, the impact this group has had on the life of the College has been profound. Today, Torchbearers gifts make up 80% of the Annual Fund; last year, nearly 900 Torchbearers - alumni, parents and friends - led the effort to ensure Pomona's excellence with record-setting gifts totaling $3.5 million.

The Pomona College experience is made up of many important moments that shape students' lives. Alumni, parents and friends of the College who choose to become Torchbearers have a vital role in making possible these life defining moments.