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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”

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$1.4 million grant from U.S. Department of Ed will support Beloit College’s student success program

October 8, 2010 at 11:24 am


36 year-old program at Beloit serves first generation college students, among others

Beloit College and its Student Support Services (SSS) program has been awarded a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO office. The $290,516 grant, which will total $1,452,580 over five years, will support a 36 year-old program at the college that helps support the academic success of more than 100 first-generation, low-income, or disabled students each year.

“This grant directly supports the mission of Beloit College– offering access to an excellent liberal arts education to the broadest group of talented students possible.  The SSS program has, for more than a generation, been a key ingredient in the success of some of Beloit’s finest students,” said Ann Davies, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “We’re delighted that the Department of Education will continue to make this important investment in our program and the students it serves.”

The college received word of the grant from Senators Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold, and Representative Tammy Baldwin. Longtime supporters of the TRIO program, the federally funded parent organization that oversees SSS offices nationwide, the three were instrumental in securing more than $7 million in federal funding for SSS programs state-wide. In a press release announcing the award, Kohl called the program a “tool that offers access and opportunity” to the students it serves. “Through individualized tutoring and mentoring, the Student Support Services program assists students with the demands of college level work with the goal to increase student retention and help them receive the diploma they are working hard to obtain." 

More about TRIO programs at Beloit College:

Beloit College is one of only four private liberal arts colleges in the country with three or more TRIO programs. The college’s Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement program provides a pathway to graduate school through undergraduate research opportunities for first-generation, low-income students and students who are underrepresented in graduate education.  The Upward Bound program provides first-generation, low-income high school students with access to educational opportunities to prepare them for – and encourage them to enroll in – college.

Additional information about Student Support Services at Beloit is available online.