More Scripps: Spotlight on Family Engagement
February 13, 2018
Interested in getting involved with Scripps College but don’t know where to start? Two families offer different perspectives into their involvement at the College.
David and Moni Butze P’18 and Olivia Butze ’18
Finding Value in Volunteering
David and Moni Butze have always been involved in their daughter Olivia’s education and share a devotion to supporting the holistic Scripps experience. When Olivia began her academic journey at the College, the family focused their energy on creating and enhancing career and leadership opportunities for not only their daughter, but all Scripps students. “We have a passion to broaden opportunities for women in leadership,” says David. “Currently, there is a void to fill, particularly in the business and technology sectors.”
Recently, the Butze family sponsored the first Publishing, Public Relations, and Marketing Networking Trek in the Bay Area. They connected with numerous employers, including PopSugar, Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners, and Chronicle Books, to help Scripps students explore these evolving industries. David and Moni are also working to involve other families in their desire to make an impact at the College. In addition to hosting Welcome Receptions for new students and families, they helped create, in partnership with Sylvia Russel P’18, the first Regional Family Chapter by forming a community of Scripps families in Northern California.
The Butze family’s involvement highlights the broad landscape of opportunities to get involved at the College. “If you aren’t able to volunteer, provide financial support to the College programs most valuable to you and your student,” says David and Moni. “We enjoy supporting student leadership, career development, and mentoring opportunities, as Olivia has benefitted from these programs and services.”
Sidonie Haines P’11 and Caroline Haines ’11
Making a Difference through Annual Giving
Even though Caroline graduated six years ago, she and her mother Sidonie continue to give back. While at Scripps, Caroline made the most of her experience by serving as a student representative on the Board of Trustees. Both Caroline and Sidonie provide annual financial support to the College so other students can benefit from a Scripps education.
“We contribute to The Scripps Fund knowing that there are many costs in attending college,” says Sidonie and Caroline. “We give understanding that these gifts create opportunities for other families to send their student to Scripps.”
When asked about how they recommend other Scripps families get engaged with the College, the Haines family spoke about the importance of giving time. “If you are unable to provide financial support, consider thinking more broadly about involvement,” says Caroline. “Scripps is always looking for alumnae interviewers, individuals to plan social events, or families to host students at their place of employment. Participation is as important as the dollars given.”
For more information on how you can get involved at Scripps, visit our families page.