President Lori Bettison-Varga today announced a $5.3 million pledge to Scripps College from current Scripps College Board of Trustee Nancy Katayama ’77. The pledge came in anticipation of a significant fundraising initiative and will produce immediate and long-term benefits for the College.
“Scripps College’s intellectually stimulating community is enriched by the valuable support of our trustees,” Bettison-Varga said. “Nancy embodies the best of Scripps graduates’ leadership, integrity, creativity, and community engagement. She believes in making a difference and with this forward-looking pledge, Scripps students will benefit now and in the future.”
Katayama has served as a Scripps trustee since 2000. She also serves as the president of the Nancy Katayama Foundation and holds a variety of business leadership positions, including Partner, Tifkat, L.P. She is a resident of Pacific Palisades, Calif.
College officials are discussing plans for the pledge with Katayama including her commitment of $1 million to the expansion of the College’s Bette Cree Edwards Humanities Building for faculty offices. The pledge includes immediate and estate commitments.