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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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Biffy the Snowman looms large over downtown

February 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm



Beloiters arriving downtown on Sunday morning were greeted by a 40-foot snowman, bedecked in his Beloit International Film Festival scarf and puffing on his pipe. It’s hard to miss a giant smiling snow sculpture looking something akin to an icy Jabba the Hut, but in case you’re having trouble finding it, it’s located at the intersection of Grand Avenue and State Street in the center of the city and can be seen for blocks. He definitely caught the attention of local TV station WREX out of Rockford.

“It is a gift to Beloit as a show of our support for the Beloit International Film Festival,” says creator and local contractor Bill Dorr. 

Biffy the Snowman was inspired by the film Snowmen, produced by local businesswoman Diane Hendricks. The film will have one of its first public showings at the festival. BIFF opens its sixth year today, and runs through Sunday.

“The idea for building the snowman was easy, but could not have been done without the support of many businesses and hard-working friends,” Dorr says. City administrators accepted the plan, a local engineer offered his expertise, and First National Bank employees were pleasant about giving up their parking spaces for a few days.

Dorr estimates it took 130 man hours of work and may have cost him a few friendships. “But it isn’t the first crazy idea we have had. My friends should expect things like this,” he adds. “Without the labor of many crazy neighbors and friends, this could not have been done.”

Biffy the Snowman will remain where he sits until the close of BIFF. On Monday, he will join the likes of Frosty and quietly disappear, job finished for the year.

For more information on BIFF 2011, visit