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May 6, 2022

Thank You for Raising $240,000 on Scripps College’s 2022 Day of Giving

By Emily Glory Peters After a 24-hour generosity blitz on April 13, Scripps College community members raised $239,839 for the College’s annual Day of Giving. From alumnae, parents, staff, and friends—and a few students, too—218 donors marked their commitment to the future of Scripps through their collective generosity. Community engagement, rather than a fundraising goal, […]

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May 2, 2022

Managing for the Future: Scripps College’s Financial Outlook

By Emily Glory Peters In March 2020, Scripps was facing a financial Goliath. The pandemic not only shut down critical revenue streams such as room, board, and campus events, it also generated new expenses as the College responded to ever-changing health and safety regulations and provided the resources for remote work and study. At the […]

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April 25, 2022

“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”: Denise Nelson Nash ’76 on Why She’s Giving to Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters Denise Nelson Nash ’76’s heart for women’s education and commitment to giving back share the same root: her mother. “My mother was an educator and active in women’s rights at a time before people were using the term  ‘feminism’ in the Black community. Her desire was for me to have boundless […]

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April 12, 2022

Scholarship Awardee Sophie Fron ’22 Charts Her Own Humanities Path at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters Fron is the recipient of the Ament scholarship, founded in honor of William Sheffield Ament, professor of English and a member of the original faculty of Scripps. From the outside, Sophie Fron ’22’s academic path reflects what Scripps is known for: an intimate college experience rooted in the liberal arts. Attracted […]

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April 4, 2022

Celebrate the Future of Scripps College with Day of Giving on April 13

With the return of in-person instruction, Reunion, and even a dual Commencement this May, Scripps College has a lot to celebrate this year. In support of our current students and those yet to come as we look to a promising future, the College invites its community to make a gift on April 13, 2022 during […]

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March 31, 2022

Here’s What Underrepresented Students Want You to Know About Supporting Diversity at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters QuestBridge Scholars at Scripps College are underrepresented and are often the first generation in their families to attend college Natalia Alameda ’25, Vanessa Gutierrez ’25, and Jon’nae Sylvester ’24 come from different backgrounds, but they all share some common ground: they’re underrepresented students at Scripps. As exceptional scholars, each became aware […]

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March 7, 2022

“Phonathon is More Than Job”: Bianca Torres-Hamlin ’22 on Why Giving Matters

By Lauren Mar ’25 Phonathon Student Supervisor Bianca Torres-Hamlin ’22 says her experience fundraising for Scripps has helped her grow as a leader and form tight bonds with the wider College community. To support students on Day of Giving, click here to give. Leadership, service, integrity, and creativity—these core values outlined in Scripps College’s mission […]

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February 28, 2022

Scripps’ Racial Justice and Equity Initiatives—Where Are We Now?

By Emily Glory Peters Inaugural Racial Justice and Equity Fellow Blessing Nketchi-Etse Roland-Magaji ’24 presenting her research at Scripps’ Research Tea 2021 In September 2020, Scripps College received a landmark gift: $1 million from Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 to advance racial justice and equity initiatives. Combined with other gifts from Scripps alums, parents, and […]

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January 27, 2022

Scripps College’s New Mentorship Program Deepens Alum-to-Alum Connections

By Emily Glory Peters Margaret Finnegan ’87 and Ariel So ’20 were matched as part of Scripps’ new alum-to-alum mentorship program. To apply, please click here. Marked by its close-knit community of ambitious and empathetic individuals, Scripps College forges fast friendships that often stretch far past graduation. Piloted in 2021, the new La Semeuse Mentorship […]

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January 26, 2022

Results for The Giving Season at Scripps College: You Topped Our Goal!

By Emily Glory Peters The Giving Season is a year-end campaign to raise support as our students enter the new year. To learn more, click here. This past November, Scripps College launched “The Giving Season” which sought to inspire 300 donors to make a gift before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Thanks to the generosity […]

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January 11, 2022

Scripps’ New Parent Leadership Council Co-Chairs: “All Parents Have Stories Students Benefit From”

By Emily Glory Peters John Fukunaga and Cheryl Shojinaga (far left and far right) are the newest co-chairs of Scripps’ Parent Leadership Council, a group dedicated to helping the College thrive. John Fukunaga and Cheryl Shojinaga are the newest co-chairs of Scripps’ Parent Leadership Council (PLC), a group dedicated to helping the College thrive—but they’re […]

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December 20, 2021

Ishta Nabakka ’23 on Turning Ideas into Action, Finding Belonging at Scripps

By Lauren Mar ’25 During The Giving Season at Scripps, we’re highlighting student leaders like Ishta (she/they) as they share how their Scripps experience helped them use their voice and act on new ideas. Ishta Nabakka ’23 visited Scripps for the first time three years ago through the College’s fly-in program, an event that brings […]

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December 16, 2021

The Scripps Experiences That Grew Julia Brock ’22’s Leadership Confidence

By Emily Glory Peters During The Giving Season at Scripps, we’re highlighting student leaders as they share how their Scripps experience helped them use their voice and act on new ideas. Julia Brock ’22 is not afraid of a challenge—yet, like all virtues, it took time to build that confidence. As a first-year student at […]

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December 9, 2021

Rosy Weber ’23: Strengthening Leadership and Self Expression Through Art at Scripps

By Lauren Mar ’25 During The Giving Season at Scripps, we’re highlighting student leaders as they share how their Scripps experience helped them use their voice and act on new ideas. After attending an all-girls high school for a semester, Rosy Weber ’23 knew Scripps would provide her with a nurturing academic experience. “I found […]

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November 27, 2021

Eliza Kornfeld ’23 on Growing into a Leader at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters During The Giving Season at Scripps, we’re highlighting student leaders as they share how their Scripps experience helped them use their voice and act on new ideas. When Eliza Kornfeld ’23 began looking at colleges, she knew one thing for certain: Bigger was not necessarily better. Her search included the five […]

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November 24, 2021

Your Giving in Action: Career Planning & Resources at Scripps College

By Emily Glory Peters With help from donors, Scripps College has offered professional development services to students since the 1960s, eventually creating the Career Planning & Resources center. In 1926, Scripps College was founded as a haven for liberal arts education—but the professional application of these disciplines has grown to be just as important. Through […]

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November 17, 2021

Eliza Kornfeld ’23 on Growing into a Leader at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters During The Giving Season at Scripps, we’re highlighting student leaders as they share how their Scripps experience helped them use their voice and act on daring ideas. When Eliza Kornfeld ’23 began looking at colleges, she knew one thing for certain: Bigger was not necessarily better. Her search included the five […]

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November 11, 2021

The Giving Season at Scripps Starts November 30 on Giving Tuesday

By Emily Glory Peters The holidays are a peak time for charitable support at Scripps College, when many alums, parents, and friends choose to give back to our students. To celebrate our shared culture of philanthropy, the College invites the Scripps community to participate in The Giving Season, kicking off on Giving Tuesday, November 30, […]

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November 1, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to Gift Planning: Supporting Scripps Students for the Future

By Emily Glory Peters Director of Gift Planning Teresa Wilmott shares that leaving something for Scripps students is simpler than you think. Planned gifts—also often called estate or legacy gifts—from Scripps College alums, parents, and friends have long helped the College expand since its founding in 1926. Put simply, explains Scripps’ Director of Gift Planning […]

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October 11, 2021

Rally Round Scripps’ Student-Athletes for this Year’s 1946 Challenge

By Emily Glory Peters Megan Maley ’23 (left) is just one of the many Scripps Athenas impacted by gifts to CMS Athletics during the 1946 Challenge When CMS Women’s Head Golf Coach Jodie Burton saw her student-athletes reunite in person after 18 months apart, she was struck by their emotion. These weren’t polite, workaday hugs, […]

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