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Granite and Sagebrush

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Granite and Sagebrush, the Bequest Society of Pomona College, was established in 2000 to recognize those individuals and families who will make gifts to the College through their estates. The Society has more than 300 members.

Granite and Sagebrush recognizes those whose foresight and generosity will perpetuate the educational purposes and goals of Pomona. The name of this honorary society is taken from the book of the same title written in 1944 by Professor Frank Brackett, an astronomer and one of the founding faculty members of the College. In his history of the College, Professor Brackett noted, "Yes, here are the foundations of granite amidst the wilds of sagebrush – Granite and Sagebrush."

To join Granite and Sagebrush, please use our on-line bequest form or send us an email or letter letting us know that Pomona has been included in your estate plan.

We want to accurately understand your philanthropic intentions for the College to ensure that it is implemented successfully. To this end, we would appreciate receiving copies of the relevant pages from your estate planning documents. The specific information that you provide will remain confidential.