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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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Alumni twins donate a Botero to Beloit

October 31, 2010 at 1:50 pm

turkey   

Brothers Robert'50 and William Williams'50 shared much in common. Not only were they twins who attended Beloit College together, became geology majors, and graduated in 1950, but they also shared a love of art. In 1966, when Robert was working in Bogota, he read about a young Colombian artist who was gaining international attention: Fernando Botero. Robert was able to visit one of the galleries where Botero was showing his work, and among the pieces on exhibit was a watercolor of a large turkey, which Robert and William decided to acquire.  

The turkey is an early work by Botero, executed in 1956. The large rotund bird that fills the entire canvas exhibits many of the qualities that would later come to define Botero’s signature style. The turkey has joined the Wright Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art, and will be on exhibit in the Wanda Hollensteiner Gallery until Dec. 15.    

As a teaching museum, The Wright Museum of Art provides Beloit College students full access to the permanent collect. The Botero has already been the subject of study by Abigail Kabaker ‘10, who spent a semester researching this early work.