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May. 9, 2024

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

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May. 1, 2024

Jennifer Tankersley ’91 Plans Estate Gift to Scripps

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Apr. 11, 2024

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

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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 Van Every—an esteemed and beloved friend of the College—passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara. Her family’s legacy will live on at Scripps and continue to […]

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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 gained at Scripps remain relevant. Reflecting on her academic journey with humor and nostalgia, she remarks, “I recently came across my thesis: ‘A Cost-Benefit Analysis […]

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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 20, 2024, a total of 418 donors raised $216,826 in cash gifts to support what they love about Scripps. More than $55,000 was given to […]

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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 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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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 the generosity of our community has already been felt as students, staff, faculty, alums, families, and friends of the College are participating in our early […]

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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 beyond her own academic journey; it is a legacy intertwined with her mother’s pioneering role in the College’s history. In a recent interview, Martha gave […]

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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 artist Ruenell Foy Temps. This substantial contribution pays homage to Ruenell’s artistic legacy, honors her memory, and serves as a beacon of support for the […]

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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 from a Scripps alum to the executive director of the California Association of Museums is a testament to the enduring influence of the interdisciplinary education […]

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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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March 22, 2021

Merrilee Stewart Howard ’70 Honors Her Mother’s College Journey With Gift to Scripps Scholarships

Mother and daughter duo Audrey Thalia Stewart and Merrilee Howard ’70 began college at the same time. Now, Howard is honoring her mom’s dedication with a gift to scholarships at Scripps. By Emily Glory Peters When Merrilee Stewart Howard ’70 reflects on her time at Scripps, she recognizes how much it took to get her […]

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March 16, 2021

For Raven Twilling ’22, Scholarships Mean Access at Scripps

With scholarship support for students like Raven Twilling ’22, donors can help create a more inclusive, accessible Scripps experience. By Emily Glory Peters Raised in Mill Valley, a small town tucked between San Francisco and Napa Valley, California, Raven Twilling ’22 knew her family was “something of an outlier.” Most of the people Twilling knew […]

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March 11, 2021

Scripps Trustees Establish Scholarship Honoring Outgoing President Lara Tiedens

The new endowed scholarship will continue the work of Tiedens’ Presidential Scholarship Initiative. By Emily Glory Peters After a five-year tenure, Lara Tiedens will be stepping down as president of Scripps College on April 15, 2021. To honor the impact of Tiedens’ leadership and celebrate her many contributions to the College, members of Scripps’ Board […]

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March 9, 2021

“Sow Your Gratitude” During Scripps’ Day of Giving on March 24

Scripps invites you to “Sow Your Gratitude” by making a gift during its upcoming Day of Giving on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. By Emily Glory Peters Scripps’ Day of Giving, the College’s one-day annual fundraiser, returns this year on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. With the theme of “Sow Your Gratitude,” the campaign will offer several […]

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March 8, 2021

Scripps College Receives $8 Million Gift from the Audrey Steele Burnand ’44 Estate

By Emily Glory Peters Due to the extraordinary generosity of Audrey Steele Burnand ’44, Scripps College has received $8 million in endowed funds from the Audrey Steele Burnand estate. Steele Burnand believed in Scripps’ mission and the continued value of women’s education in the twenty-first century. The gift is unrestricted, which will allow the College […]

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March 2, 2021

Olivia Truesdale ’21: Investing in Students’ Future Careers With Senior Class Gift

Olivia Truesdale ’21 gives to Scripps’ Senior Class Giving campaign so other students can access the same transformational internship experience that she’s had. By Emily Glory Peters These days, life for Olivia Truesdale ’21 is a balancing act. Presently sheltering-in-place in icy Washington, DC, the foreign languages major is juggling her studies and post-graduate planning […]

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February 24, 2021

Remembering Tamara Smiley Hamilton ’74 Through Alum-Funded Scholarship

By Emily Glory Peters Fellow Scripps alumnae have described the late Tamara Smiley Hamilton ’74 as untiring, inspired, loving, and funny—“a woman who gave her whole being” to what she believed in. Hamilton described herself as a reflection of “living history.” “I’m a 65-year-old African American grandmother who can fill in the blanks of contemporary history, […]

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February 10, 2021

Student Aid Expands as Scripps’ Presidential Scholarship Initiative Tops $10 Million Target

Scripps’ Presidential Scholarship Initiative will allow more students to enroll and graduate from the College without the burden of weighty debt. By Emily Glory Peters In 2017, Scripps College set an aggressive target of raising $10 million in endowed funds for its new Presidential Scholarship Initiative, a project aimed at expanding the College’s ability to […]

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January 28, 2021

Last Year’s Day of Giving Donations Are Making a Big Impact at Scripps

As the pandemic continues, Scripps’ Day of Giving donors have helped transform the College in preparation to welcome students back to campus. By Emily Glory Peters Every year, the Scripps community comes together in generous support of Day of Giving, the College’s one-day fundraising campaign. That generosity did not fail in 2020, even as a […]

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January 21, 2021

Fueled for the Future: Preserving Scripps Presents through Donor Support

Lena Waithe and Abbi Jacobson at the College’s donor-funded public events series, Scripps Presents By Emily Glory Peters “To bring the world to Scripps, and Scripps to the world.” This was the dream five years ago when the College launched Scripps Presents, its signature arts and culture public events program. Envisioned as the natural complement […]

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December 21, 2020

Parent Gift Helps Launch New Racial Justice and Equity Fellowship Program

Gift from Scripps Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 will establish the new fellowship program for students and faculty. By Emily Glory Peters As part of the College’s ongoing antiracist initiatives, Scripps is pleased to announce the launch of its new Racial Justice and Equity Fellowship Program. Up to $4,000 will be available to qualifying Scripps […]

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