Support Prep

Annual Fund

The College Prep community keeps our school strong through support of The College Prep Annual Fund, the umbrella for the: Parents' Annual Fund, Alumni Annual Fund, Alumni Parents' Annual Fund, and Friends' Annual Fund.
All gifts, small and large, are truly appreciated. We are pleased to honor our community’s generosity in supporting our teachers and students with recognition in College Prep’s giving associations and circles.


$25,000 and above                Mary Harley Jenks Association 
College Prep’s founder led by example; her vision, commitment, and deep belief in intellectual talent as a force for good continue to shape our school today.

$10,000-$24,999                     Scholars Association 
The delight of learning: a life of the mind and the heart, scholarship through risk-taking and reflection.

$5,000-$9,999                         Heritage Association 
From our beginnings in the Little Yellow House to shingled buildings nestled in our verdant campus, we celebrate Mens Conscia Recti—a mind aware of what is right.

$2,500-$4,999                         Friendship Association 
College Prep friendships—between students, between students and faculty, between families—last a lifetime.

$1,000-$2,499                         1960 Circle
First day of school for College Prep: thirty-three students and four teachers blaze the trail, adventurous and determined.

$500-$999                               Community Circle 
Rings of engagement: within the school, with our neighbors, with the world.

up to $499                               Cornerstone Circle 
The foundation of a College Prep education: trust, respect, and integrity.

Consecutive Giving                 Ruth Willis Society
We honor co-founder Ruth Willis’s loyalty, moral courage, and hard work with this society recognizing donors who have given for three or more consecutive years.
All gifts are appreciated. Annual Fund donations of $2,500 and above are recognized as Leadership support

Thank you for your support!
If you have any questions about College Prep's Annual Fund, please contact Cecily Peterson, Associate Director of Development/Director of Annual Giving: 510.420.2353 or

The College Preparatory School

mens conscia recti

a mind aware of what is right
Photo Credit: Dan Battle, Mark Compton, Bosky Frederick, Polly Lockman, Richard Wheeler, and Jonathan Zucker.