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A Message from the President As I set out to write this letter, we have just finished four days of celebration commemorating our 50th anniversary. I was heartened to see so many alumni return. To hear their stories. And to see leaders from the local community come out to support us. It’s the people that make this place so special, and people involved with Prescott College – over the past 50 years and today – are passionate about PC, and passionate about the mission and philosophy of education that serves as a foundation for everything we do. I’m convinced more than ever that what we have here is something out of the ordinary: the best of an intimate small liberal arts college campus community, plus the flexibility to meet people “where they are” physically or spiritually in life through our hybrid distance programs that provide the same mission-based, high-quality, self-directed, experiential education. While we have a proud history of innovation, it’s no secret that Prescott College has also had its challenges. But we never gave up. We always came back. We are the comeback college. Instead of being torn apart by difficult times and hard decisions, our faculty, staff and trustees came together. As we begin our second half-century, I can say with great confidence that we have gotten our house in order and we are here to stay. • We have balanced our budgets and are adding cash to the reserves. • Our fall enrollment for resident undergraduate students was up for the first time in five years, and projections for next fall are even higher. • We have renewed our commitment to resident undergraduate programs while also preparing new structured professional programs for fall 2017 in areas such as sustainable business management where we already have student interest and accreditation approval. Our goal is doubling enrollment over the next five years. We are benefitting today from the hard work of so many people over the last 50 years. Thank you. And thank you for the privilege of stewarding this amazing institution. As we draw inspiration from our founding and history this year, I – we all – must look forward with hope to the next 50 years. Onward

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Geoff Barnard Retired President, Grand Canyon Trust Sam Campana Consultant, Desert Discovery Center Peter Evans Independent Consultant Elizabeth Fawley Manager, Service Center at Prescott College

A Message from John Flicker Board of Trustees Members Early Childhood Education Grant Collaborative Conservation in Kino Bay Increasing Diversity at PC 2015-2016 by the Numbers Donor Recognition 50 Years of Innovation

Roxann Gallagher Attorney, Sacks Tierney, PA Megan Gladbach Resident Undergraduate Student Ed Johnson, Vice Chair President, University Growth Solutions Suzanne Morse Limited-Residency Master of Arts Student Mary Orton Owner, The Mary Orton Company, LLC Michael Rooney Attorney, Sacks Tierney, PA John Van Domelen Retired President, Wentworth Institute of Technology James P. Walsh, Chair Retired, Attorney Ken Ziesenheim Retired President, Thornburg Securities

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The Center for Place- and Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Children learn best through experiencing the world around them, but unfortunately there have been a number of cultural trends that mean young people are spending less time in nature and are less physically active than ever. Children’s lives are being lived more in the digital realm and their educations are becoming more academically focused earlier and earlier. Research demonstrates the importance of nature and other direct experiences with the environment in young children’s development and education. Not only do more early childhood practitioners need training in this area, but more research should be done to help understand the most effective ways to design and implement quality place- and nature-based early childhood education programs. To this end, Prescott College established a Center for Place- and Nature-Based Early Childhood Education in 2016 with a $100,000 grant from the George B. Storer Foundation. Building on the strong foundation that already exists in the College’s Environmental Education, Environmental Studies, and Education departments, we set out to train pre-service and new teachers in developmentally appropriate nature-based pedagogy in early childhood education through an overhaul of our Early Childhood Education curriculum. A second purpose of the Center is

to provide professional development for current early childhood educators, both professional and para-professional, in place- and nature-based early childhood education through hosting an annual, weeklong Summer Institute. A third goal of establishing the Center is to study and conduct high level research on the effectiveness of place- and nature-based early childhood education through graduate student fellowships, in order to add to current professional knowledge in the field with the end-goal of exporting such knowledge to other institutions engaged in preparation of early childhood educators. In the first year the College redesigned the Foundation course for the Early Childhood Education program at the bachelor’s degree and post-grad certificate level to include a unit on place- and nature-based education. In addition to adding that unit, themes of place- and nature-based education were woven throughout the entire course, and a class called Children in Nature was added to the required Early Childhood Education course sequence. Twenty-eight people – white, Latino, and Native American – attended the first Summer Institute that introduced current early childhood educators and students in Prescott College teacher preparation programs to the concepts of place- and nature-based education. The week incorporated presentations

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LOGO AND MOTTO

Current icon created and motto, “For the Liberal Arts and the Environment” adopted.

Limited-Residency Undergraduate program for adult learners is established (originally called the Adult Degree Program, or ADP).

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by several environmental and early childhood educators and a Navajo Elder. It had significant experiential components including a model classroom and a culminating project at the local zoo. Participants collaborated on lesson planning and presentation of place- and nature-based experiences for approximately 17 community children participating in the Zoolittles program at the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary. In addition to the highly successful Summer Institute, the College submitted the refocused Early Childhood Education program for reapproval to the Arizona Department of Education. The first Storer Fellow, one of our Ph.D. students, began data collection for a research project on the effects of including place- and nature-based pedagogy on student engagement and classroom culture, with further research planned on the effectiveness of this pedagogy on student achievement. With an invitation to apply for second-year funding through the Storer Foundation, the College is planning to hire a dedicated faculty person and has begun conversations with two local school districts and the county educational service agency to provide professional development on place- and nature-based early childhood education. 1988

THE TUCSON CENTER The College opens the Tucson Center, its outpost for community involvement and education in southern Arizona.

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Collaborative Conservation at the Kino Bay Center For 40 years, hundreds of students and a dozen dedicated Prescott College professors have been studying and collecting ecological information in the Estero Laguna La Cruz (the Estero). Through experiential and applied learning, they collected valuable data on the Estero’s waterbirds, plants and invertebrates. The Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies was founded in 1991 (currently celebrating its 25th anniversary in tandem with Prescott College’s 50th), creating a base for faculty and students to make a long-term contribution to research and conservation in the Midriff Island region of the Gulf of California. The Estero provides important primary productivity to adjacent marine waters and is the nursery grounds for many of the important fisheries species upon which the local economy depends. The Estero also has cultural importance for both the residents of the adjacent town of Bahia de Kino and the Comcaac indigenous group. Estuaries in the Gulf of California have not historically received the protection that corresponds to their value, and Laguna La Cruz is no exception. In the 1980s, the development of shrimp aquaculture surrounding the Estero provided large profits to commercial companies while leaving behind staggering environmental impacts and little to no economic gain for local communities. In the mid-1990s, the Kino Bay Center developed an environmental education program in local schools and began facilitating after-school ecology clubs. The children who participated in these programs became catalysts in their communities, sharing their excitement about the turtles, crabs, birds, fish, and mangroves of the Estero with their families and friends. Through this enthusiasm, the residents of the Kino Bay area began to play an active role in learning about and caring for the Estero. Two decades later, public concern for the Estero, backed by compelling scientific data, made it clear that further steps could be taken to protect the area.

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In 2012, the Kino Bay Center organized a conference on Legal Tools for the Protection of Estuaries in Mexico. This conference brought community members, students, and academics together with environmental lawyers and government officials to consider the best strategies for legally protecting the Estero. It was concluded that the first step would be to designate Laguna La Cruz as a Ramsar Site, which is no small feat. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands resulted in an international treaty that provides international protection for wetlands which: support 20,000 or more waterbirds regularly; support one percent of the population of a species or subspecies of waterbirds; and support one percent of the population of a wetland-dependent non-avian animal species. Though these numbers may seem daunting to prove, four decades of research by Prescott College professors and students along with thousands of community members provided the proof that Laguna La Cruz meets all of the criteria above, and more! The Kino Bay Center submitted the application in 2012, and in 2013, Laguna La Cruz was declared an official Ramsar site. The Ramsar declaration brought government attention to the Estero and designated Prescott College, the University of Sonora, and the National Commission for Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) as responsible parties for the management of the site. In 2015, these organizations created a community committee to develop plans for sustainable use and protection of the Estero based on their deep knowledge of the region. Around 40 community members have implemented conservation projects of their own design, including cleanups, turtle monitoring, water temperature measurement, ecotourism efforts, environmental education, and more.

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LIMITED-RESIDENCY MASTER OF ARTS Launch of the Limited-Residency Master of Arts program.

The Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies in Mexico is established.

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The story of Laguna La Cruz embodies the Kino Bay Center’s vision of modeling and promoting collaborations between people from different cultures and institutions to co-create solutions to complex conservation challenges. The combined efforts of students, teachers, researchers, fellows, community members, and government agents build upon each other toward more sustainable relationships between the ecosystems and human communities of the Estero. Though there are sure to be challenges in the future, this new collaborative network of support will strive to ensure that the Estero can play a cultural and ecological role in Kino Bay for years to come.

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Prescott College forms the Eco League with schools that share similar ecological values. The first “PC-original” building at the 220 Grove campus opens.

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Increasing Diversity at Prescott College In 2007 and 2008 an open committee of students, staff and faculty came together to explore research-based ways to increase student diversity at Prescott College. The conclusion: first, start with curriculum that will attract students from a broader range of backgrounds. Next, train existing employees and hire new faculty members of diverse ethnicity and backgrounds. Finally, market programs with need- and merit-based financial aid. For some time the Resident Undergraduate faculty had discussed offering on-campus graduate programs. The College issued a call for proposals to develop on-campus master’s degrees that would provide accelerated paths into graduate studies from existing undergraduate programs. Departmental committees of undergraduate and graduate faculty members convened, researched the skills that potential employers were looking for related to each academic area, and proposed programs of study to develop those skills. The on-campus Master of Arts in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) was the first of these proposed programs to be offered to students starting in 2013. “During the research phase, we found incredible consistency in what organizations were looking for in potential employees. No matter if we called a group of environmental lawyers or a domestic violence advocacy group, they wanted people who could think about societal issues critically, work with others cooperatively, and have on-the-ground experience,” says faculty member in SJHR, Zoe Hammer.

Building on the basic concept and long-term success of Wilderness Orientation with undergraduates, the SJHR faculty developed a community-based “urban orientation” based in Los Angeles. Just like new undergraduate students brought into the wilds of nature, SJHR students are brought to the wilds of LA where they are put into situations where they are challenged, have to rely on one another, and are exposed to the experiential community-based learning that they will be expected to engage in throughout the rest of their course of study at Prescott College. Students collaborate in groups of two or three to complete mini-internships with different organizations. This is where they spend half of their time; researching and organizing real projects directed by community organizations working for social justice. In the most recent class of incoming students a pair worked for the Center for Study of Political Graphics researching and creating a timeline of campaigns against police brutality from across the globe throughout the past 200 years. The timeline is part of an exhibit that will tour the U.S. and contributes to a broader global campaign for criminal justice reform. The other half of their time is spent visiting a variety of NGOs, learning about their missions and studying their practices in community organizing, advocacy, and direct service. “LA is really the perfect learning lab for this type of work. It is a truly global city where the social and environmental impacts of modern urbanization and globalization are concentrated,” Zoe says. “It’s also a

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LIMITED-RESIDENCY DOCTORATE

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Prescott College launches the Ph.D. program in Sustainability Education, first program of its kind in the nation.

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place where groups that have historically been at odds, like labor groups and immigrant rights organizations, are starting to come together in ways they never have before. We’re seeing it more and more and it’s important for our students to learn these new strategies for collaboration.” Offering structured professional graduate programs that provide hands-on skill development and real-world training, no matter the subject area, has proven an effective way to attract more and diverse students. The hybrid Master of Science in Counseling has been the fastest growing program at Prescott College. Currently, the SJHR curriculum is also being built out in hybrid form to make it accessible to students who cannot afford to move to Prescott. Another method of making a PC education more attractive and affordable is the four-plus-one accelerated master’s degree option. SJHR has served as a pilot in which first-time undergraduates enroll in on-campus Cultural and Regional Studies and begin work on their master’s degree in the junior or senior year for no added cost. They graduate with two degrees within five years with little or no cost added for the Master of Arts degree. An impressive (by Prescott College standards) 55 percent of SJHR students identify themselves as persons of color. Additional efforts to increase faculty diversity, incorporate diversity into the First Year Experience and infuse a diversity of authors, artists and cultures studied in all subject areas at the undergraduate level has helped turn on-campus undergraduate diversity numbers in a more culturally reflective direction. Only 12 percent of students identified themselves as persons of color in the on-campus undergraduate program in 2009. That figure has reached 30 percent in 2016. “There is still work to be done in all programs,” says Provost Paul Burkhardt. “We need to review and diversify all curricular offerings. We also need to hire more ethnically diverse faculty and staff and improve academic support and career services for all students.”

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NATURAL HISTORY INSTITUTE Natural History Institute (est. 2011) opens lab and gallery facilities to the public.

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A more complete timeline of Prescott College can be found at prescott.edu/50.

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2015-2016 BY THE NUMBERS

Statement of Activities REVENUES

Other Income

2015-2016 $11,096,279 $ 1,575,526 $ 12,352 $ 944,121 $ 1,207,612

Total Revenue

$14,835,890

Net tuition Grants and Contributions Investment Income Auxiliary Service

EXPENSES

2015-2016 $ 5,054,945 $ 1,317,656 $ 2,243,483 $ 2,669,618 $ 1,345,027 $ 1,982,312

Instruction Academic Support Student Services Institutional Support Auxiliary Service Other Expenses

Total Expenditures

Enrollment by Program * Fall Semester Enrollment

7% Ph.D.

41% Master’s Degree

$14,613,041

Total Change in Net Assets $222,849

Who Gives to

PERCENT OF TOTAL DOLLAR CONTRIBUTIONS 62 % Organizations and Foundations

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Endowed Scholarship Recipients Arts & Letters Writing and Literature Amanda Pekar ’17 Arts & Letters Writing and Literature Jasmine Pruitt ’16 Bev Santo Megan Berry ’16 Bondeson Aileen Hardcastle ’17 Bondeson Lara Matthews ’16 Boyce Jasmine Parra ’18 Boyce Ankur Singh ’17 Dorothy Ruth Ellis Isaura Lira-Greene ’18 Dugald Bremner Michael Reveile ’18 Ebarb Group Suzanne Morse ’16 Ebarb Group Elizabeth Schwartz ’16 Goodman Nicolas Delli Paoli ’16 Haide Koskinen Kelly Muller ’16 Haide Koskinen Lauren Twohig ’16 Hearst Nisto Ramon ’18 Helen R. Wright Rebecca Kates ’19

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Donor Recognition

Whether you attended Prescott College or are a friend who has come to know this community of likeminded individuals in another way, your investment makes you a partner in our mission to educate students of diverse ages and backgrounds to understand, thrive in, and enhance our world community and environment. THANK YOU for investing in our long-term resilience!

Charles Franklin Parker Legacy Society (Have named PC in will or beneficiary designation)

Anonymous (8) • Richard Ach ’73 • Jim Antonius • Betsy Bolding • Dan and Sue Boyce • Brad and Ruth Bradburn • Susan N. Coleman Trust • James Decker ’99 • Jess Dods ’70 • Mark Dorsten ’99 • Henry A. Ebarb ’84, ’09 Decedent’s Trust • Kristi ’96 and Dale Edwards • Albert Engleman • Dan and Barbara Garvey • Mark ’73 and Gwen Goodman • Doug Hulmes ’74 • Hulmes Family Legacy • Dean and Verne C. Lanier • David Meeks ’73 • Kathryn “Kate” Hughes Rinzler • Tom Robinson ’73 • Ericha H. Scott • The Secundy Family • Marjory and Frank Sente • Lee Stuart ’75 • James Stuckey and Beverly Santo ’84 • Andrew Sudbrock ’91 and Elizabeth Clayton ’91 • Dr. Frank and Linda Tikalsky • Mary Trevor ’95 and Toni Kaus • Manuel A. Valenzuela ’70 • Karen Williams McCreary ‘75 • Merrill Windsor • Nora Woods • Fulton Wright Jr. • Sharon Yarborough ’73 • Ken and Diane Ziesenheim

Honor Roll of Donors Fiscal Year July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016

Gold and Turquoise Circle $10,000 and Above

Anonymous (3) • Josephine Arader • Lee Caldwell ‘73 and Marcus Randolph • Cattle Track Arts and Preservation • Susan N. Coleman Kino Bay Scholarship Fund at the Arizona Community Foundation • Corporation for National and Community Service - AZ Program • Peter and Melissa Evans • Ty Fitzmorris ‘10 • John Flicker • The Ford Family Foundation • Frankel Family Foundation • Leo & Rhea Fay Fruhman Foundation • George B. Storer Foundation • Douglas Hulmes ‘74 • KAKATU Foundation • J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation, John Kieckhefer • The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Carol Larson • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust • The Walton Family Foundation • Ken and Diane Ziesenheim

President’s Circle $5,000-$9,999

Thomas Barry ‘92 • Jesse King ‘75 and Lisa Capper ‘75 • Cleo A. Bluth Charitable Foundation • Raytheon Company • Gordon Schwartz and Patricia Carr • Sugahara Foundation • National Park Service (US Dept. of Interior) • Michael ‘78 and Julie Zimber

Humphrey’s Peak Society $2,500-$4,999

Anonymous, in honor of Peter Stewart and his dedication to this cause and in honor of Rick Brusca • Boyce Family Charitable Fund - Daniel and Suzanne Boyce • Lee and Mike Cohn • The Anne Sterling Dorman ‘74 LGBT Fund of Horizons Foundation • Dr. Henry Ebarb ‘84, ‘09 and Liisa Raikkonen ‘84 • Terry and Cathleen Eckhardt • Neville and Patricia Henry • Stephen Huemmer ‘73 • Margaret and Robert Huskins • US Fish and Wildlife Service • Robert and Barbara Mariano • David ‘73 and Grace Meeks • Karen G. Meltzer • Stephan Meyer and Sharon Salveter • Susan M. Rudin • Gerald and Donna Secundy • Peter and Margie Stern • John Van Domelen • James and Judith Walsh • James and Linda Wilson

Thumb Butte Society $1,000-$2,499

Anonymous • Association of American Colleges and Universities • Blain and Peg Butner • Sam Campana and Dr. Lee Ansel • Douglas Clendaniel ‘07 • Coalition for Compassion & Justice • Jane A.S. Cook • Lake Puett ‘ 75 and Rod Davis • Jennifer Duberstein • Noble Gable Jr. • Christine Griffin Goehring ‘74 • Melanie D. Guldman ‘74 • Lydia Stevens Gustin • Alan Kempner III • Lucy Khoury • Peter Leibold and Elizabeth McCloskey • Elizabeth Leite • Ellen Maxson • David Mazurkiewicz ‘97 and Carrie Bluth ‘97 • Lorayne Meltzer, in honor of my Dad who believes in economic incentives for conservation, and in honor of my brother Robert Meltzer on his birthday • Tom and Cookie Obsitnik • Mary Orton • Michael and Ruth Rooney • Peter ‘75 and Gillian Roy • Andrew Small ‘91 • Carla Smith, in memory of Paul Smith • James and Mary Smith, in memory of Paul Smith • Dr. Lee Stuart ‘75 • Dr. Marilyn Vache ‘72 • Mary Whitney ‘14 • Dr. Karin Zachow ‘74 and Jim Kirwan • Martin Ziebell ‘07

Founder’s Club $500-$999

Anonymous • Max Armour ‘95 and Louise Kyhlstedt • Geoffrey S. Barnard and Diane Vosick, in honor of Lorayne Meltzer • Will Beckett ‘69 • Jay Beckner and Eileen Sweeny • Paul Burkhardt and Zoe Hammer • Cathy Church • Sara ‘74 and Dan Connor • JoAnn Copperud • Jay Cowles ‘75 and Page Knudsen Cowles • Steven Curley ‘98, in memory of Paul Smith • Imogen Daly ‘05 • Tom Donovan ‘94 and Kristine Preziosi ‘97 • Edith Dillon Edson • Joanne ‘79 and Dan Fitz • Phyllis Fleischner Caputo • Roxann and Sean Gallagher • Lynn Garney ‘74 • Mark ‘73 and Gwen Goodman • Harry W. Greene • Dick Hanna ‘77 • Joel and Debra Hiller • Pauline Ireland, in honor of Charles I. Carroll • Edward Johnson and April Osborn • Richard Kipling • Aaron ‘96 and Rose Lake • John Leslie and Barbara Clarke • Arthur Levitt Jr. • Lewellan Donation Fund • Robert J. Martin • Colette Matola • Scott McCreery ‘03, ‘15, in memory of Paul Smith • Philip McNally • Chris Meador ‘08 • Tish Morris ‘79 • Bruce and Rachel Muller, in honor of all the dedicated Kino Bay staff and students • Alex ‘01 and Christina Muro • Margaret O’Connell ‘73 and James Hallett • Patricia Olson ‘87, in memory of Derk Janssen • Travis and Kristina Owen • Margot ‘72 and Rick Pantarotto • Brian and JoAnn Peterson • Jonathan R. Sachs • Martha Sauter • Marjut Schreiber • Lorenzo Thomas • Susan Thomas ‘72 • Nicole Twohig ‘15 • US Bank Foundation Employee Matching Gift Program • Karen Williams McCreary ‘75 and Kent Alderman • MaryJane Worstell ‘03

Bradshaw Mountains Club $250-$499

Richard Ach ‘73 and Carey Behel • Arizona Native Plant Society, Prescott Chapter • Alexander Barron ‘98 • Charles Brooks ‘74 • Michael and Susan Burskey • Scott and Patricia Campbell • Richard and Doris Cellarius • Ryan Christensen ‘03 • Elizabeth Cornish ‘04 • Phoebe Dameron ‘94 and Jason Ham • Thomas and Jocelyn Dibble • Frederick and Paula Dick • Edith Dillon ‘07, Wellspring Studio • John and Lucy Douglas • Eli Lilly Company Foundation, Inc. • Christopher Estes ‘71 • Steve Finucane ‘75 and Marjorie Bernardi • Sarah Fitzgerald ‘02 • Dan Fleishman and Claudia Berman • Emily Gable ‘05, in honor of my children, Parula and Sorrel Pierson • Don Gale ‘72 • The Hive Collective • Kurt and Amy Holderer • Nathan Houchin ‘01 • Catherine Huskins ‘10 • Armene Lamson ‘98 • Jamie ‘96 and Amy Lantz • Suena Lew Lo ‘93 • Dr. Steven Mackie ‘92 • Stacy McDougall ‘97 and Edgard Delgado • Tammy Dee McLeod • Howard Mechanic • Jay Meltzer, in honor of Lorayne Meltzer and family’s ongoing, worthy efforts • Elizabeth J. Meyer ‘76 • Frank and Elizabeth Meyer • Ismat Shah and Cynthia Morgan • Deborah Morrison • Jeffrey Napp and Sheryl Shapiro • Thomas Nehil III ‘71 and Gail Walter • Lynne Nemeth ‘12 and Lanny Morrison • Jon ‘73 and Vicki Yeager-Patton ‘72 • Susan and Peter Percy • Marianne Pyott ‘92 • Beverly Santo ‘84 and James Stuckey, in honor of Julie Munro • Marilyn Saxerud • Michael Schulte ‘75 • Robert Shaver •

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.. Gregory Smart ‘11 • Robert and Julie Steele • The Robert and Julie Steele Fund • Dr. S. Dhruva Stephenson ‘75 • Gary Stewart • Linda Svendsen ‘73 and Kent Madin ‘75, in honor of Kino Bay • Lawrence G. Tham ‘71 and Charlene De Losa Tham • Ferris Thompson ‘84 and Tani Simpson • Sue and Al Timpson • William R.Van Dyke and Susan Bridges • Robert Widen ‘96

Ponderosa Pine Club $100-$249

Anonymous (2) • David and Ketta Abeshouse • Violanda DiRenzo Adams, in honor of Cosme and Julio in gratitude for all the education, support, friendship and love you have shared with my daughter, Ami • Paul Althoff • Sandra Andersen, in honor of Kurt Andersen • Doug and Missy Anderson • Walt Anderson • Charles Awalt and Laurel Herrmann • Claudia Bach and Philip Smart • Laurence Barker ‘73 • Yavapai County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Native and Naturalized Plant Database Team • Ron Barnes • Scott Bennett, in honor of Scott Bennett and Monica Iglecia • Harold and Barbara Berman, in honor of Abram Fleishman • Eugene Blinick, in honor of Naomi Blinick ‘09 • Naomi Blinick ‘09 • Erv and Betsy Blythe • Pam Boardman • Betsy Bolding • Julie Bondeson • Stan and Judy Book • Lee James and Truly Bracken • Janis Breidenbach ‘10 and Dan Stormer • Jean Bremner • Dennis Brown ‘73, in memory Robert Bruce • Richard Brusca, in honor of Lorayne Meltzer, in recognition of the good work she does • Jan Bryan • Robyn Bryers ‘05 • Monica ‘87 and William Buzbee • Dan Campbell • Heather Campbell ‘73 and Day DeLaHunt • Robert and Mary Campbell • Frank Cardamone ‘03, ‘07 and Joan Clingan ‘11 • Royce Carlson and Juanita Hull • Shanti Ceane • Fletcher Clark ‘08 • Joan Clingan ‘11 and Frank Cardamone ‘03, 07 • Katherine and William Clyde • Virginia Conner ‘74 • Leslie Cook ‘09 • David Craig • Richard and Susan Crenshaw • Roberta Culpepper • Sarah DeCecco ‘99 • Toni and Andy Denis • Jess ‘70 and Pam Dods • Sally and Joe Dorsten • Mark Dorsten ‘99 and Leta Liberick • Nora M Downey • Heather ‘70 and William Elkins • Elizabeth and Terence Fawley • Richard Fawley, in honor of Elizabeth Fawley • The Bill Muster Foundation • John ‘74 and Pamela Flax • Janice Fleischner • Ruth Fleishman in honor of Abram B. Fleishman, from his paternal grandmother • Lisa Floyd-Hanna and David Hanna • Deborah (Inch) ‘73 and Robert Foehring • Lynn C. Fuentes Gift Trust • Mary Gable • Norm and Jane Gagne, in honor of Carl Tomoff • Rev. Cynthia Garman ‘90 • Lisa Garrison ‘75 • Mark ‘70 and Marlene Gebhardt • Leslie E. Gerwin ‘72 and Bruce R. Leslie • Mr. and Mrs. Getchell, in memory of Paul Smith • Elise Gilchrist • Stephen Gillespie • Mary Gladbach, in honor of the Gladbachs • Tim and Joan Gladbach • Paul and Jo Glaves • Robert and Kathleen Glosser, in honor of Jeremy Glosser • Adriana Gonzalez • John Goodman and Sarah Kunz • Steve Gordon and Bethany Manning • Frank McCutchan Groves • Pablo Guerrero • Kent ‘91 and Mollie Gugler • Dale and Sue Guzlas • Melissa Halverson, in memory of Paul Smith • Leanne Hanson ‘92 and Russell Oakley ‘92 • James Hartline • Richard and Mary Hatch • Sandra and Joseph Hatch • Jack Herring and Roxane Ronca • Jens ‘89 and Erin Hoeg • Craig Holdrege ‘10 • Julian Holland • Deborah Horton, in memory of Paul Smith • Joanna Arrillaga ‘03 • Sarah ‘09 and Matt Hyde • Hal and Rosemary Janssen • Melissa Johnson ‘84 • Michael and Denise Johnson, in honor of Maria Johnson • Elaine G. Jordan • Karl and Deborah Kasper • Mary Trevor ‘95 and Toni Kaus • Steven N. Kiel • John and Joan Kimball • Dr. Kenneth Kingsley ‘72 and Amy Gaiennie • Belinda Lambert ‘74 • Teal Lansing ‘04, in memory of Paul Smith • William Anthony Larson ‘14, in memory of Paul Smith • Ed Lennihan ‘75 and Jennifer Addas • Alan Lessik ‘76 • Matthew ‘75 and Marci Levine • Jimmie Lewis ‘06 • Richard and Marieke ‘13 Lewis • David Lovejoy ‘73 and Amparo Rifa ‘89 • Eunice Lovejoy • Nancy Lundy • Richard and Marjorie Marks • David McCarthy • Marilyn McCarthy • Maggie ‘84 and Scott McManus • Caroline Mendez • Richard and Linda Miller • Catherine Munsell • Beth Nawrocki ‘09 • Robert and Karin Neuenschwander • Aaron ‘71 and Page Newton • Ann and John Nutt • Justin ‘00 and Elizabeth Olenik • Anna Pauline Parker ‘80 • Chong Patton • Nina Perlmutter • Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program • Bob Ratcliffe ‘78 and Sharon Timko • Marylee Reeves • Karen Reichhardt ‘74 • Sue Rennels ‘75 and Mike Grisez • Carolyn and Eric Riedlin • Mark Riegner and Veronica Behn ‘01 • Lee Ripma ‘06 • Brent and Denise Roberts • Kenneth Roberts • Sean ‘05 and Lauren Roberts • David Rolloff, in memory of Paul Smith • Abbie Roses, in celebration of the hard work and enduring commitment of Lorayne Meltzer and her family • Janet Ross ‘74 • Anne and Boyard Rowe, in memory of Paul Smith • Kirsten Rowell ‘96, in memory of Rafe Saragrin • Alan Rubin • Elisabeth Ruffner • Becky Ruffner ‘75 • Janis K. Rutschman ‘73 • Sheila K. Sanderson • Ann Saxerud • Lawrence Schuessler ‘05 • Holly Scott • Edward Senz • Laura Sewall, in honor of Julie Munro • Saif ‘12 and Nebai ‘10 Shah • Moira Shea, in honor of Emily and Neil Clark • Peter ‘74 and Daryn Sherman • Anna Nellis Bacon Smith ‘13 • Jonathan Smith • Wyatt Smith ‘11, in honor of all the shovel-nosed guitarfish that have sacrificed their lives for all their shrimp buddies • Elizabeth Sotack ‘11 • Bill Stillwell and Anne Gero-Stillwell • Andy Sudbrock ‘91 and Elizabeth Clayton ‘91 • Diana Tarver, in honor of Julie Munro • Andrew Thompson ‘81 • Jason Tipton ‘02 • Bruce and Patti Trahern • Edward C. Trope • Trileigh Tucker • Paul and Carol Ann Twohig • Nancy Van Alstine ‘75 • Wayne Van Voorhies ‘78 and Laurie Abbott • Juliann VanSant ‘04 • Robin Varnum ‘70 and Juris Zagarins • Craig and Beth Weaver • Saul Weisberg • Micah Wheat, in honor of David Lovejoy • David White • Richard ‘71 and Jan Winters • Connie Woodhouse ‘79 • Dani ‘74 and Jim Woods • Mary Yelenick ‘74 and Elizabeth Broad • David Young and Nancy Rinehart • Vicky Young ‘95 • Jaime Zaplatosch ‘00 and Joe Sutton • Britney Zell ‘14

Granite Club Up to $99

Anonymous (5) • Amazon Smile Foundation • Stephanie Abrams ‘94 • Hisham and Margalit Aharon • Ann Alexander ‘97 • Terrence and Lee Alyanakian • Susan and Allan Anderson • Margaret Antilla • Arthur and Elizabeth Auer • Elizabeth Hammen ‘06 • Gunnar and Heather Baldwin • Gia Bankanella ‘10 • Chris Barlow ‘73 • Dylan Barnes • Joel Barnes ‘81, ‘88, in honor of David Lovejoy • Maya Barnes • William Barney • David ‘14 and Elizabeth Barth • Vanessa Belz ‘98 • Andrew Bernier ‘15 • Barbara and Douglas Berson • Michele Bevis ‘77 • Jonathan Bosley ‘11 • Geoffrey Boyce ‘04 and Sarah Launius ‘05 • Kathryn Boyer • Karrol Braddock ‘74 • Bartlett M. Brush • Sigrun Bynum ‘93 • Timothy and Patricia Callard • Noel Cox Caniglia ‘72, ‘92 and Thomas Caniglia • Emma Mabel Carlson ‘06 • Richard ‘11 and Jeanna ‘05, ‘07 Carter • Nadia Chornodolsky ‘04 • Kathleen ‘73 and Geoffrey Condit • Peter Copeland and Nancy Cohen • Donald and Robyn Cram • Anne Louise Cranwell ‘05 • Ryan ‘99 and Colby Crehan • Simone Crowe ‘11 • Anthony Culpepper ‘11 • Zachary Dahlmer ‘11 • Laurie Dameshek ‘08 and Philip Frank • Whitney Dean ‘09 • Arya Degenhardt ‘98 • Lauren Demeis-Ortiz ‘13 • Roger Dempsey and Linda Chase • Kristen Densmore ‘05 • Alan Dewart • Pete ‘00 and Chris Deyo • Rosemary Dixon • Bruce and Kim Doffing • Catherine Donnell • John Donohie ‘91 • Christopher ‘89 and Grisele Duval • James Easter ‘14 • Laurel Eastman ‘98 • Debra Eazer ‘98 • Dazzle Ekblad ‘98 • Rachel Ellis ‘12 • John Evans, in honor of our wonderful neighbors • Elizabeth Faller ‘99 • Jeanette Fein • Diana Fenstermacher Ritchie ‘11 • Lisa Ferguson • Sarah Field and Michael Bell • Michelle Fisher • Rose Fleischner • Thomas Fleischner and Edie Dillon ‘07 • Abram Fleishman ‘08 • Joan Fleishman ‘05, in honor of my brother Abram Fleishman who has many lovely memories of Kino Bay Center • Evan Flom • Mary Floyd • Robert and Linda Frith • Donna Gaddie ‘74 • Peter Galvin ‘90 and Cynthia Elkins • Rebecca Ganz ‘07 • Morgan Gilmour • Philip and Eileen Goldberg • Gail Gorud ‘74 • Andrew Gosnell ‘15, in honor of Ed Boyer, marine biologist extraordinaire; thank you for your infectious passion • Nancy Graham • J.D. Greenberg • Marianne Griffin • Matthew Griffiths • Lynda Grove-D’Wolf ‘04, ‘06 • Ellen Groves • Joan Gustafson • Thomas Harburg and Alida Rol • Nicholas Hardy ‘07 • Deborah Harkrader ‘80 • LeeAnn ‘11 and Matthew ‘11 Hart • Linda Havins ‘71 • Patricia Oshant Hawkins ‘98 • Madeline Helbraun ‘72 and Robbie Trischer • Dean and Linda Henderson, in memory of Paul Smith • Allan and Mary Herring • Christopher ‘91 and Roxanne Hill • Holly Hill MacAdam • Ethan ‘00 and Sarah ‘99 Hipple • Dava Hoffman • Chris and Leslie Hoy • Deborah Hunsicker ‘05 • Frank Hunter ‘95 • Haley Hyatt • Dawn Iselin ‘15 • Rachel Ivanyi • Barbara Jacobsen ‘94 • Kelly Jacobson ‘06 • Melissa Jaivin ‘80 • Bradley James • Martha Jensen • Maria Johnson ‘13 • Jody Karr-Silaski ‘91 • Julie M Kehler ‘14 • Patricia Kerfoot, in honor of Elizabeth Fawley • Margaret Kessell • Robert and Susan Kirwan, in honor of Alexander B. Kirwan • Michelle Klein • Richard and Anne Klein • Sheila Kollasch ‘95 • Jay ‘01, ‘04 and Jennifer ‘03 Krienitz • Michelle Lanzoni ‘01 • D. Eric ‘15 and Jennifer Lassahn • Kathleen Lauerman ‘72 • Sigurd Tully Lavold • Jennifer Lawton • Melanie Lefever ‘10 • Terrence Lewis ‘02 • Alex Lim, in honor of the Seris and the foreigners who go visit them • Christine and Randy Loftin • Jennie London ‘13 • Alice Maish Long ‘73 • Sarah Long ‘12 • Dr. Layne Longfellow • Marisa Lopez ‘03, in honor of Lorayne Meltzer • Margaret Lott Prescott College Annual Report 2015-2016

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• James ‘01 and Rachel MacAdam • Ashley Mains ‘11 • Jevelyn Margines, in honor of Peter Stewart • Steve ‘72 and Jeanne Matthews • Salli Maxwell ‘99 • Linda McBride • Christopher McCullough, in honor of Aletha Dale McCullough • Samuel McDaniel ‘98 • Kathryn McKee • Lynne McMahan • Brock Meltzer • Justine Mendenhall • Niels Meyer ‘13 • Melanie Mildrew ‘98 • Gregory Miller ‘95 and Lisa Fisher • Denise Mitten ‘16 • Jennifer Niehaus ‘84 • Sharon Noel ‘10 • Brian Nordstrom • Christopher ‘72 and Melissa Norment • Philippe and Jeannette Ouellette • Cathleen M. Owens • Steve Pace and Barbara Wood • Kiley Palin ‘12 • Grace Pancoe • James Patsalides ‘15 • Michael Perez • Sam ‘03 and Mari Perry • Hanna Petersen ‘13 • Jean Phillips • Ralph and Darcy Phillips • John Platenius ‘01 and Sarah Hudnall Platenius ‘00 • Krystal Priniski • James Tracy Puett ‘92 • Sarah Rabkin • Elizabeth Randall ‘81 • Joel Rea ‘02 • Sam Reed ‘05 • Henry Reiske ‘11 • Carole Riordan • Virginia Rivenbark • Aimee Roberson • Laura Roche ‘13 • Charles and Evelyn Rose • Stacy Rosoff ‘94 • Jessica Roth ‘10 • Carla Roybal ‘12 • Lindsey Rudibaugh ‘15 • Stephen ‘95 and Copland Rudolph, in honor of Julie Munro • Justin Schetrompf ‘12 • Mark Schiewetz • Ernest ‘71, ‘03 and Marianne ‘01 Schloss • Diane Schmidt ‘75 and Frank Morgan • Anna Schrenk ‘97 • Elizabeth Schwartz ‘16 • Mary Shackelton • Terril Shorb ‘09 • Daniel ‘02 and Michal ‘02 Shuldman • Thomas and Janice Siemsen • James Sisson • Kendall Smith • Nathaniel Smith ‘13 • Orlando Smith, in honor of Aletha Dale McCullough • Shauna Smith • Tyesha ‘00 and Chad Snow • Debbie Sotack • Rebecca Sparks ‘75 • Craig and Sandy Spillman • Gregory Spungin ‘09 • Taylor Stewart • Gary Stogsdill ‘86 • Jean Stover ‘94 • Ethan L Struby, in honor of Peter Stewart who sent me here • Kate Sundquist • Adele Swan • Dorothy Teer • Kevin Teraoka • Alyssa Tomoff ‘94 and Drew Gagne ‘95 • James Townsend ‘15, in memory of Cricket • Joseph Trudeau and Amber Fields • Matthew Verson ‘99 • Rubie Walker ‘94, ‘97 • Brian and Heidi Werling • Pamela Wetzel • Anne ‘75 and Denis White • Arvid and Michelle White, in memory of Paul Smith • Sue Ellen Wilson ‘73 and John Gaumer • Susanne R. Wilson, in honor of and to support the work of Dylan Barnes • Traci ‘87 and Craig Wood • Benjamin Wurzel ‘05 • Ingrid Young ‘95 • Kathy Young ‘85 and Steve Munsell ‘79, in honor of Lorayne Meltzer • Matt and Desi Zurcher

In-Kind Gifts

Estate of Roy Lichtenstein • Debbi Deuser • Karyn and Paul Finnell • Matthew and Leigh Ann Frankel • Alan Greenwald, Buck’s Smoked BBQ • Nancy Haan • Joanne Oellers ‘08 • Peter Sherman • Frank and Linda Tikalsky • Clare Walker Leslie • David Winkler

Lifetime Giving to Prescott College

Silver Society $1M-$2.499M

Corporation for National and Community Service

Onyx Society $500,000 - $999,999 Anonymous (1) • The Charles F. Kettering Jr. Family • The Walton Family Foundation

Azurite Society $250,000 - $499,999 Richard Ach ’73 and Carey Behel • American Foundation • Arizona Board of Regents • Jonathan and Evelyn Clowes/Clowes Fund, Inc. • David ’73 and Grace Meeks/KAKATU Foundation • Dean M. Lanier Charitable Remainder Unitrust • Helios Education Foundation • National Science Foundation • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation • John Van Domelen

Garnet Society $100,000 - $249,999 Anonymous (3) • Julie Bondeson • Daniel and Suzanne Boyce, Boyce Family Charitable Fund • Merilee Caldwell ’73 and Marcus Randolph • D.A. and V. Ruth Bradburn Family Foundation • CAP Charitable Foundation • The Christensen Fund • Peter DeSorcy • Anne Dorman ’74 • The Dougherty Foundation • Dr. Henry Ebarb ’84, ’09 and Liisa Raikkonen ’84 • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) • Ty Fitzmorris ’10/The Raven Café & Peregrine Bookstore • Mr. and Mrs. Hawley • The William Randolph Hearst Foundation • Hemera Foundation • James Hughes and Jacqueline Merrill • Ross and Sylvia Hulmes • Margaret T. Morris Foundation • Eleanor and Scott Petty • Gerald and Donna Secundy • William and Susan Small • Mr. Clarence F. Stanback • Suzanne Tito • Norman ’11 and Carol Traeger Foundation • Wallace Research Foundation: RSM McGladrey, Inc. • James and Linda Wilson • Nora L. Wood • Fulton Wright Jr. and Nancy Wright

Copper Society $50,000 - $99,999 Anonymous (5) • BHP Billiton Matched Giving Program • Barbara Black • Betsy Bolding • George Bullard • Susan N. Coleman Kino Bay Scholarship Fund at the Arizona Community Foundation • Compton Foundation • Educational Foundation of America • Charles and Julia Eisendrath • Ellis Center for Educational Excellence • Peter and Melissa Evans • John Flicker, The Riverbend Fund • Matthew Frankel, Frankel Family Foundation • Leo and Rhea Fay Fruhman Foundation/Joe and Beverly Goldman • Dr. Dan and Barbara Garvey • The Glynn Family Trust • Thomas and Holley Hancock • Douglas Hulmes ’74 • The Kearns Family • John Kieckhefer/J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation • Jesse King ’75 and Lisa Capper ’75 • Marianne Knaup • Lifeworks Foundation • Marisla Fund of the Orange County Community Foundation • Mary Patricia and David H. Lehman • National Park Service • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust • Quitobaquito Fund • Reed Family Foundation • Rockefeller Brothers Fund • Donald and Barbara Sweeney • Merrill C. Windsor • The Winiarski Family • Mark and Laura Yockey • Michael ’78 and Julie Zimber

Turquoise Society $25,000 - $49,999 Anonymous (2) • Margaret Antilla • Josephine Arader ’07 • Fred Arndt and Betsy Bradbury-Arndt • The Berman Family • Scott and Jan Bittner • Cleo A. Bluth Charitable Foundation • Douglas and Jean Boyd • Paul Burkhardt and Zoe Hammer • Coconut Joe • The Columbia Association, Inc. • Anna S. Cook, Madison Stack UGMA • Jay Cowles ’75 and Page Knudsen Cowles • The Crowell Trust • The Diekel Family • Joseph and Sally Dorsten • Reuben J. Ellis and Linda L. Dove • The Exxon Education Foundation • Frost Foundation • Heartspring Foundation • Robert H. Kieckhefer Fund at the Arizona Community Foundation • The Lovejoy Family • John and Cristi Ludwig • Robert and Barbara Mariano • David and Marylin McCarthy • Letitia “Tish” Morris ’79 • Florence Nelson • M. Chris Overby ’73, M.D. • Robert Perry • Jay and Evelyn Piccinati • Jerry and Jackie Pierce • Frank and Linda Plaut • Quimby Family Foundation • Raytheon Matching Gift Program • Tom Robinson ’73 and Joan Wellman • Sturgis Robinson ’75 and Sarah Jones • Sierra Club Foundation • Peter and Margie Stern • The Sugahara Family, Sugahara Foundation • Bazy Tankersley • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) • United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) • United States Geological Survey (USGS) • Margaret and Fulton Wright • Xerox Foundation • Ken and Diane Ziesenheim

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50 Years of Innovation through Transformative Education Prescott College celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Since its founding, the College has pioneered innovations that many other schools have adopted over time. We were recently named one of the top ten most innovative small schools in the country, outranking the likes of Colgate, Amherst, Haverford, Scripps and others. Some of the innovations that continue to be signature components of a Prescott education include:

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Solutions to global social and economic problems require collaborative work bringing together approaches from different disciplines. Rather than traditional academic departments that fracture and contain knowledge in silos, faculty members work together as one body supporting six interdisciplinary areas of study: Adventure Education, Arts & Humanities, Global Studies, Education, Environmental Studies & Sustainability, and Human Development & Counseling.

Field- and Community-based Experiential Education

Prescott College was the first school to deeply integrate the outdoor education and experiential learning approaches developed by Kurt Hahn and Outward Bound into higher education. More than just learning by doing, effective experiential education is an intentional process of group and individual goal setting, plan development, experience, and reflection that builds and integrates skills, knowledge, ethics and character. Prescott is the only college to be accredited by the Association for Experiential Education as a whole college: all degrees, all deliveries, and all degree levels.

Self-directed, Competency-based Education

Each Prescott College student is responsible for his or her own education. Guided by this principle, we allow students to co-create their individualized programs of study with their faculty. This approach to experiential learning requires students to set learning objectives; to plan learning activities; to reflect on their experiences; and to document, demonstrate, and evaluate their learning. To graduate, students must demonstrate competence not only for prescribed general education and departmental learning outcomes for their interdisciplinary degree area, but also for the individualized outcomes they have set for themselves.

Wilderness Orientation

New students in the Resident Undergraduate Program participate in a month-long Wilderness Orientation that builds community and introduces them to experiential education at Prescott College. This introduction is critical to success throughout the self-directed, interdisciplinary, experiential degree program; it also develops practical camping, small group process, and leadership skills that prepare students for other field- and community-based learning activities throughout their four years.

Limited-Residency Delivery of Professional and Liberal Arts Learning

In 1978, Prescott College translated its experiential approach to liberal arts learning into one of the first hybrid distance education programs in the nation. In this “limited-residency” model students learn through individualized, one-to-one work with mentors in their home communities. Students also travel to Prescott for on-campus orientations and colloquia. Most learning is conducted at a distance from Prescott College, but in close relationship with mentors and faculty advisors.

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A “Culture of Philanthropy” In this context, culture is defined as an organization’s core values, beliefs, and behavior norms. The word philanthropy comes from the Greek words philos, meaning loving, and anthropos, meaning humankind; combined, these roots express “love of humanity.” We pride ourselves on maintaining ideals of social and environmental resiliency, expressing our love for all who inhabit this earth, human or “other,” through conservation, community and political action, volunteerism, and so much more. To be a part of Prescott College is to understand, thrive in, and enhance our world community and environment. We regard learning as a continuing process and strive to provide an education that will enable students to live productive lives while achieving balance between self-fulfillment and service to others.

Thank you for investing in Prescott College and joining us in our mission to change the world for the better!

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