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Mar. 6, 2024

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

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Jan. 10, 2024

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

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Dec. 5, 2023

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

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Giving Story


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 inclusion and social mobility through the Scripps Access Initiative (SAI). This groundbreaking initiative has already raised more than $2.5 million, thanks to the generosity of the Scripps community. In recognition of the College’s centennial, Scripps aims to secure $10 million of its $15 […]

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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 Shah P’26, who have chosen to support the establishment of a $2 million endowed professorship that promises to have a lasting impact on Scripps.   […]

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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 the best academic and co-curricular programs the College has to offer. Family members can participate in two and a half days of activities, including behind-the-scenes […]

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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 went above and beyond the initial goal of 350 donors, reaching a total of 368.  All together, donors rallied to raise an impressive $109,194 that […]

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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 to scholarship aid made before GivingTuesday on November 28 will be matched 1:1 up to $10,000. The College’s goal is to reach 350 donors by […]

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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 college to career is not always, and shouldn’t always be, linear. Dubery attests that the co-curricular opportunities Scripps provided to her during undergrad—interning with the […]

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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 campus diversity through the enrollment of students with limited financial resources and those with undocumented status who are ineligible for federal student aid. “Gifts to […]

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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, plus an additional pledge for $100,000 to support what they love at Scripps. Online and in person, countless champions helped raise awareness for the event […]

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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 that instilled an appreciation for learning environments shaped by women’s perspectives and leadership. But this is only one of the reasons she’s been intentional about […]

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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 estate investor, and art collector. Rooted in her humanities education at Scripps, her lifelong journey to understand women’s social roles and moral behavior patterns is […]

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February 10, 2023

Funding Student-led Sustainability Fuels a Greener Future at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters Scripps Scrapps, a sustainability-centered program, with Cecelia Blum ’24 (front center) and Sustainability Coordinator Lauren Ng (far right) Sustainable practices at Scripps, says Cecelia Blum ’24, aren’t always visible to the naked eye. Even so, she asserts that involving students in initiatives is critical in helping the College on its sustainability […]

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November 7, 2022

Scripps Student and Professor Build a Peer-led Writing Center Within a Prison

By Emily Glory Peters Molly Yeselson ’23 and Associate Professor of Writing Kimberly Drake What is it like to learn inside a prison? What do incarcerated students need to thrive? Molly Yeselson ’23 has been documenting answers to these questions and more in her research as one of Scripps’ 2022–23 Racial Justice and Equity Fellows. […]

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June 13, 2022

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges Break Ground on New Science Center, The Nucleus

By Emily Glory Peters and Bridgette Ramirez Weinberg Family Dean of the W.M. Keck Science Department U.J. Sofia reveals The Nucleus as the name of the new center. Scripps College and Pitzer College have officially broken ground on an ambitious new science center and building expansion project slated to open fall 2024. Shared between the […]

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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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September 20, 2021

Scripps Trustee Establishes Dean Johnson Endowed Wellness Fund for Student Mental Health

By Emily Glory Peters Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 has established a new mental health and wellness fund at Scripps College in honor of Charlotte Johnson, past dean of students and vice president of student affairs. In keeping with Johnson’s passion for student mental health programming, which expanded significantly at Scripps under her leadership, the […]

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September 8, 2021

Donors Aid Scripps Students with Highest Level of Giving Since 2018

By Emily Glory Peters Thanks to the incredible dedication and support of Scripps alumnae, families, and friends, last year’s giving has resulted in the College’s most successful fundraising effort since 2018. “As a residential college, COVID-19-related losses from room and board, deferments, and the shift to remote learning all dealt significant blows to our budget,” […]

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August 16, 2021

For These Young Alums’ Careers, Internship Grants Made all the Difference

With support from internship grants, Claire Pukszta ’19 and Minjoo Kim ’16 are ahead of the curve in building successful careers as Scripps graduates. By Emily Glory Peters Unpaid internships: a mixed blessing of work experience without compensation that continues to plague the early career landscape for college students. Still, their prevalence hasn’t stopped Scripps […]

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August 4, 2021

Some Magical Scripps Spots and the Generous People Behind Them

By Emily Glory Peters The story of Scripps might be described as a story of generosity. Not only did Ellen Browning Scripps found the College at a time when there were few influential female philanthropists, but some of its most beloved spaces exist because of donors who followed her example. Their visible dedication to Scripps’ […]

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May 7, 2021

First-Gen Students Prep for Success with Help from Foundation Grants to Scripps College Academy

Scripps College Academy helps hundreds of underrepresented young women fulfill their college ambitions. To learn how your foundation can support, contact us here. By Emily Glory Peters Many students find college preparation stressful, but the terrain can be especially rocky for first-generation students. Unable to rely on the experiences of their family as a guide, […]

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April 27, 2021

Donors Help Scripps Make Progress Toward Racial Equity and Inclusivity

Gifts to Scripps’ Racial Justice and Equity Fund are making an undeniable impact at Scripps. To support these goals, please consider making a donation here. By Emily Glory Peters During the last decade, Scripps has accelerated its efforts to foster a more diverse and racially equitable environment for our students, staff, and faculty. Donors have […]

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