Thunderbird is very grateful to literally thousands of donors whose gifts support our mission of educating tomorrow's global leaders.
Thunderbird Giving Societies
These societies are composed of the school's closest supporters and offers its members privileged access to exclusive Thunderbird events, including private dinners with world-famous visitors, speakers and friends of the school. Society members also gain invitations to special briefings by the Thunderbird President. Membership is available to any donor who contributes annually to the school as well as members of certain other recognition groups (Legacy Society, Lifetime Giving Leaders and Council of 100).
The Thunderbird Legacy Society recognizes donors for their support of Thunderbird through any planned giving vehicles (bequests, annuities, trusts, life estates or insurance). Making a gift through Thunderbird Legacy Society allows the donor to plan for Thunderbird's future along with their own.
Lifetime Giving Leaders
Thunderbird's Lifetime Giving Leaders have provided important and substantial financial contributions to Thunderbird and its mission. These dedicated supporters have lifetime giving totals that exceed $300,000 and inspire their friends, colleagues and classmates to support Thunderbird's continued success.
Campaign Thunderbird Million Dollar Hat Club
These generous donors have given $1 million or more to Campaign Thunderbird and can often be identified at Thunderbird events by their distinctive custom-made Thunderbird cowboy hat – a gift to the donor(s) from Campaign Chairs, Ambassador Barbara and Dr. Craig Barrett.