IAS MEMBERSHIP RANKINGS, PINS, STATUES, MONEY I think this needs it's own thread. If mods disagree, feel free to delete. Yes. These are cumulative lists. Up until a year or two ago, the Impact Magazines would list all the patrons each and every month. If you donated $40,000 in 1990 you would be listed as a Patron in every issue from that date on. It did not mean you donated 40 grand each issue, instead, it was a one shot donation. The only time this would change is when you upgraded your status. If at first, you were just a lowly Patron with a 40 grand dono, (now it's 50 grand to be a Patron) and they squeezed more money out of you until you donated a total of 100 grand, then you would be upgraded in status to Patron with Honors. Below is an Dec 2006 IAS Membership Brochure. The amount of money for some of the rankings changed. For example, a Patron used to be $40,000, it's now $ 50,000, and a yearly membership changed from $300.00 to $450.00. Here's the current dono/status memberships for the IAS with pins, plaques, statues, bells and whistles. The statues are ornate and tacky as per standard tech. Lifetime membership $3,000 (used to be $2,000) Lifetime memberships are not listed in the Impact Mag Sponsor: $5,000 Crusader: $10,000 Honor Roll: $20,000 or "Helping 20 people become member of the IAS" Sponsors, Crusaders and Honor Roll are only listed once in the IAS Mags. Senior Honor Roll: "Helping 100 or more people become member of the IAS contributing to IAS expansion in some stellar fashion"-- no money amount. Patron: $50,000 Patron with Honors: $100,000 Patron Meritorious: $250,000 Silver Meritorious: $500,000 (was $750,000 prior to February 2005) Gold Meritorious: $1,000,000 Platinum Meritorious: $2,500,000 Diamond Meritorious: $5,000,000 Patron Laureate: $10,000,000 [COLOR="Red"]To enlarge, click on the picture, then click on the + symbol[/COLOR] DOX I've posted those Impact lists for many years and I think I fucked up my eyesight trying to read that Nazi font they use. (Nazi font = blurry and tiny) A couple of years ago, I noticed they stopped posting the complete Patrons lists, and now only list the Patrons that were most recently bilked out of their money. HTH, I'll be happy to answer any questions you have about the lists.