Scripps Designates New Immigration and Civil Rights Emergency Fund
December 6, 2016
A Letter from SAS President Sneha Deo ’17
To the Scripps Community:
I write today to express deep gratitude at the outpouring of support for students, faculty, and staff over the past month. Post-election 2016, the threat of new federal policies that may have devastating impact on members of our community has turned strikingly real. It has been overwhelming to know how many alumnae, parents, and friends are engaging with the process of ensuring Scripps is made safe for all current and future students, especially those most vulnerable at this time, and is honoring its mission to the highest degree.
Many have asked how they can further support those affected. Students have identified access to funds for immigration and civil rights-related emergencies as an area of great potential impact. To address this unmet need, SAS has collaborated with Institutional Advancement to establish an emergency gift fund to offset fees for legal advice and representation for our students confronting immigration-related or civil rights issues, with hopes that such a fund represents a continued investment in the education of students at risk right now.
A gift to this fund would make an unbelievable difference to the student body. For those interested in supporting students in this way, I thank you for demonstrating the compassion, generosity, and unity that make our community so strong.
Sneha Deo ’17
President, Scripps Associated Students
Immigration and Civil Rights Emergency Fund Giving Instructions
If you are interested in supporting our students through the new emergency fund, please visit the Scripps College giving page to learn more. Under the designations, please select the “Other Priorities” box in order to view the full list of options. The “Immigration and Civil Rights Emergency Fund” is located under the greater heading of “Diversity and Inclusivity.” Please note that this fund is separate from, and in addition to, the existing emergency fund, which is supported by our faculty for any student demonstrating a specific financial hardship. Donors to the new Fund are asked to consider support above-and-beyond their support for The Scripps Fund.
If you have any questions, please contact Advancement Services at (909) 607-7284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.