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The Ellen Browning Scripps Society

The Ellen Browning Scripps Society is the College’s oldest established tradition of giving.

Members of the Ellen Browning Scripps Society may designate their gifts to any area of campus. Gifts from Ellen Browning Scripps Society members make possible scholarship monies for students today, ensure the enhancement and preservation of this historic campus, provide paid summer internships, and fund faculty-student research projects and other opportunities that allow students to work closely with world-class faculty.

Where Can I Direct My Gift?

The Ellen Browning Scripps Society recognizes donors who make leadership gifts to all areas of campus; from endowed scholarships to annual scholarships, from the new Lincoln Ceramic Art Building to campus enhancement and preservation. Ellen Browning Scripps Society members make a significant difference in the quality of education that the College offers.

EBSS Recognition and Membership

By making a commitment to Scripps College through the Ellen Browning Scripps Society, you take a leadership role and demonstrate your commitment to the distinctive mission and achievements of the College. Your gift provides Scripps the financial means to attract and retain the best faculty and students.

For your convenience, all gifts can be made in installments, by check, credit card, or on the web site. You will be acknowledged as a member of the Ellen Browning Scripps Society in recognition of your total giving to any and all areas of the College during a fiscal year, which begins July 1 and ends June 30.

Giving Recognition Levels*
The President’s Circle $50,000 and above
Summa Cum Laude $25,000 to $49,999
Magna Cum Laude $10,000 to $24,999
Cum Laude $5,000 to $9,999
La Semeuse $2,000 – $4,999

*these giving levels of $2,000 and up qualify donors for EBSS membership.

EBSS Young Leader

There is something very special about being a Scripps College alumna.

Experiences shared on this beautiful campus create memories, friendships, and professional connections that last a lifetime. You can share that gift with others by becoming an EBSS Young Leader. 

EBSS Young Leaders help ensure that today’s Scripps experiences are as exceptional as the ones they had as students.

Membership is easier and more beneficial than ever!

By simply matching your giving level to your reunion year* you will become an EBSS Young Leader level donor.

1st Year Reunion $100
5th Year Reunion $500
10th Year Reunion $1,000
15th Year Reunion $1,500
20th Year Reunion $2,000

EBSS Young Leader donors qualify for enhanced donor benefits and privileges such as:

  • EBSS welcome letter and donor recognition pin
  • EBSS exclusive cross-class networking events
  • Recognition at regional GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Happy Hour events
  • Annual EBSS report
  • And more!

For more information about the EBSS Young Leader program, contact Merlene Singleton, Director Ellen Browning Scripps Society at 909.621.8279 or

*graduated giving levels are a guideline; Young Leaders are encouraged to increase giving levels as soon as they are able between milestone reunion years