The Silverado Society

We are grateful to all our alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends who have chosen to make gifts to support Stevenson. The Silverado Society recognizes supporters who have made gifts of $1,000 or more to support the students, faculty, and quality programs at our school.

We honor these supporters with special events each year including the Silverado Society Reception at the President's House during Parents Weekend and the 17th Hole Event held at the Benbow House along the 17th fairway of Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the AT&T Pro-Am Golf Tournament.

Select a circle below for more information.

Founder’s Circle (gifts of $25,000 and above)

The Founder’s Circle honors donors whose leadership gifts account for a majority of the dollars contributed to The Stevenson Fund. Donors at these levels are considered partners in the Fund and its ongoing support of Stevenson. These extraordinary gifts make a difference in the education of our students every year.

Stevenson Circle (gifts of $10,000 to $24,999)

The Stevenson Circle is named after Robert Louis Stevenson, our namesake. A man of great adventure and calm fortitude, Robert Louis Stevenson lived his life exemplifying our school motto: "Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re” (“Gentle in manner, strong in deed"). Members of the Stevenson Circle demonstrate through their actions and deed their commitment to the school’s mission and motto. This society honors contributions of $10,000 - $24,999.

President’s Circle (gifts of $5,000 to $9,999)

The President’s Circle is named in honor of Stevenson’s leaders and visionaries – Robert Ricklefs, Gordon Davis, and Joe Wandke. It takes a person who embodies the school’s motto of being “gentle in manner, strong in deed” to confidently run a school such as Stevenson. A President is entrusted with the lives of young people, and those who educate them – the greatest duty. The President’s Circle honors contributions of $5,000 - $9,999.

Sponsor’s Circle (gifts of $2,500 to $4,999)

When the school opened its doors in 1952, the first 50 boys were charged a boarding tuition of $600 – more than many families could afford at the time. Fortunately, the school’s founders understood this and insisted on something unique: Stevenson would offer scholarship aid to deserving students. Thanks to this foresight, thousands of students have benefited from a policy that has remained constant for the last 58 years. The Sponsor’s Circle is named in honor the sponsors of such worthwhile efforts who make gifts of $2,500 - $4,999.

Patron’s Circle (gifts of $1,000 to $2,499)

The Patron’s Circle is named to recognize Stevenson’s greatest gift – its donors and patrons. This society recognizes contributions of $1,000 - $2,499.


To learn how you can participate in The Silverado Society, please contact:

Amy Elmore