Feature Stories


May 9, 2024

Matthew Grossman Gifts $1M to Scripps Presents in Honor of Patricia Van Every

Academy Award-winning writer, director, and playwright Aaron Sorkin (right) in conversation with Krista Carson Elhai, local area theater educator, during a Scripps Presents event. By Kendra Pintor In 2021, Patricia […]

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May 1, 2024

Jennifer Tankersley ’91 Plans Estate Gift to Scripps

By Kendra Pintor Jennifer Tankersley ’91 earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations as a dual major. Although so much has changed over the years, the skills she […]

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April 11, 2024

Scripps College Community Shows Up for Scripps Access Initiative During Day of Giving 2024

By Kendra Pintor Every year, Scripps College hosts the annual Day of Giving fundraiser, and every year, the generosity of the Scripps community grows by leaps and bounds. On March […]

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March 6, 2024

The Scripps Access Initiative: Transforming Higher Education and Fostering Social Mobility

By Kendra Pintor Scripps College is taking a bold step towards increasing inclusivity and social mobility through the Scripps Access Initiative (SAI). This groundbreaking initiative has already raised more than […]

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March 1, 2024

Day of Giving 2024: Announcing a $15,000 Scripps Access Initiative Match

By Kendra Pintor Day of Giving is Scripps’ largest 24-hour annual giving event, bringing together the community for the collective good. This year’s event launches on Wednesday, March 20, and […]

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February 2, 2024

The Legacy of Ada W. Hatch ’31, “The First Scrippsie,” and Martha Reich ’71 Honored at Scripps College

By Kendra Pintor Scripps College holds a special place in the heart of Martha Hatch Reich, a distinguished alum from the Class of 1971. However, her connection to Scripps extends […]

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February 1, 2024

Clifford Temps Honors Late Wife’s Legacy with Generous $300,000 Donation to the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery

By Kendra Pintor Clifford Temps, a friend of Scripps College, has generously donated $300,000 to the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (RCWG) in remembrance of his late wife, sculptor and ceramic […]

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January 18, 2024

Passing of Jude Laspa, Scripps Parent and Cofounder of Laspa Center for Leadership

Jude Laspa, Scripps parent and cofounder of the Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College, passed away on December 29, 2023, at the age of 80. Jude earned his bachelor’s […]

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January 10, 2024

Sara Zion and Tushar Shah’s $2M Endowment Propels Computational Science at Scripps College

By Kendra Pintor Scripps College is set to receive a significant boost to funding in the realm of computational science, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Sara Zion and Tushar […]

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December 5, 2023

Scripps’ Family Weekend 2024 Sponsors a Challenge in Support of Student Internships

By Kendra Pintor Family Weekend is one of Scripps’ most popular and longstanding events. Families of current students are invited to attend a full weekend of activities showcasing some of […]

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December 1, 2023

Scripps College Community Exceeds GivingTuesday Goals

By Kendra Pintor This November, the Scripps community once more demonstrated its remarkable spirit of giving by not only achieving but surpassing the College’s GivingTuesday donor goal for 2023. Participants […]

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November 14, 2023

Gifts to Scholarship Aid Doubled Ahead of GivingTuesday 2023

By Kendra Pintor Scripps College invites its entire community participate in GivingTuesday by making a gift to The Scripps Fund/Parent Fund! Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, gifts […]

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November 6, 2023

Emma Dubery ’19: From Art History to Fundraising, and the Importance of Giving

By Kendra Pintor From her major in art history to a career in fundraising, Emma Dubery ’19 has had an academic and professional trajectory that exemplifies how the path from […]

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October 18, 2023

Jennifer Caballero ’87 on How Scripps Shaped Her Career and Why She’s Excited to Give Back

By Kendra Pintor Since graduating from Scripps College with her bachelor’s degree in American studies, Jennifer Caballero ’87 has carved an impressive path through the world of museums. Her journey […]

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August 28, 2023

Chalan Colby ’61 Makes $1 Million Gift to Scripps Access Initiative

Former Trustee Chalan Colby ’61 has made a $1 million matching challenge gift in support of the Scripps Access Initiative. Funds from the initiative will allow the College to increase […]

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March 27, 2023

Scripps College Community Smashes 2023 Day of Giving Goals

By Emily Glory Peters Scripps College is celebrating another successful Day of Giving thanks to the College’s generous and dedicated community! In total, 376 donors raised $136,037 in cash gifts, […]

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March 20, 2023

Angela Schmitt P’23: Giving as a Scripps Parent Matters

By Emily Glory Peters Angela Schmitt P’23 knows that women’s colleges like Scripps are rare. Just as her daughter Zoe will this spring, Schmitt graduated from one herself, an experience […]

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March 18, 2023

Lydia Ringwald ’70 Gifts Classic Hollywood Film Scripts to Denison Library

Alumna’s gift echoes her passion for art and supporting women. Since Lydia Ringwald graduated from Scripps in 1970, she’s enjoyed successful careers as an artist, arts journalist, college instructor, real […]

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March 10, 2023

Support What You Love During Scripps’ Day of Giving on March 22

By Emily Glory Peters Scripps College’s Day of Giving, our annual 24-hour virtual fundraising event, launches Wednesday, March 22 on our GiveCampus site at scrippscollege.edu/dayofgiving23! Thanks to an anonymous donor, […]

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February 21, 2023

Want to Connect With Scripps? Microengagement Might Be For You

By Emily Glory Peters Getting involved with the Scripps doesn’t need to involve a lot of time or resources The Scripps College community is built differently. From mentoring to serving […]

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