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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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For 25th year, econ alums offer advice

February 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

 

Several hundred students, faculty and alumni gathered in downtown Chicago Friday to trade welcomes, advice, business cards, and congratulations on the occasion of Beloit College’s 25th annual Econ Day—a day that ended with news of a large-scale fundraising success and a touching honor for Allen Bradley Professor of Economics, Jeff Adams.

More than three dozen students made the 110-mile trip to the Chicago Board of Trade and continued on to the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center for 2011 Econ Day, which is the annual chance for the department’s majors to meet, learn from, and network with the department’s Chicago-based alumni (and those who fly in from other parts of the country).

This year, students spent the afternoon with two large alumni panels, the first of which was titled “Trading Futures, Trading Bonds” and featured alumni from the 1980s and ’90s. The second panel included 12 alumni that had attended the inaugural “Day,” and revolved around “Things I wish you had told me back in 1987.”

Adams played MC at the evening’s closing reception, where in addition to honoring Emeritus Professor Emil Kreider, he announced the successful completion of a $4 million fundraising campaign in support the department’s Miller Upton Programs, which includes an annual forum that brings a celebrated economist to campus for a week each fall.

Bill Fitzgerald’86 and Stopher Bartol’88, two alumni that had facilitated the afternoon’s panel discussions, took to the microphone and turned the spotlight on the evening’s host and day’s founder. Using a variety of emails sent in from more than 20-years-worth of students and fellow faculty members, the two (lightly) roasted Adams before announcing the creation of a new fund in his name. The Jeff Adams Internship Fund will begin supporting economics majors interning in the field as early as next fall.

Read more about Econ Day on the department website and see photos from this year’s event on the Beloit College Facebook page.