Since its inception, Scripps College’s mission has always involved helping students meet the challenges of their times. The Scripps Fund, which supports the College’s essential operations, shares a similar purpose: to meet Scripps’ greatest needs.
Still, not all donors are aware of how far their gifts go. For example, shares Director of The Scripps Fund Perry Radford, the general public may not know that tuition doesn’t cover the full operating expenses of the College. “A private institution like Scripps needs something like The Scripps Fund to help fill this gap by offsetting operational costs, opening doors to new opportunities for students and faculty, and helping us prepare for unexpected emergencies,” she says. “If you picture what it takes to run a college—from academic programs to campus enhancements—that’s what your gift to The Scripps Fund supports.”
What Else Does The Scripps Fund Do? You Get to Choose
While the flexibility of general or “unrestricted” gifts is crucial to keeping Scripps’ signature programs intact and thriving, we recognize that donors often want to personalize their gifts. To help, designations within The Scripps Fund were created to address the College’s highest needs as well as our community’s passion projects. To demonstrate the far-reaching impact of gifts to these different areas, the College shares giving stories online throughout the year.