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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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Conversation with the President: a recap

November 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Faculty, staff, and a handful of students gathered Friday in Wilson Theater to hear President Scott Bierman discuss recent successes at the college, answer questions, and introduce a new fundraising strategy for the college, one called "Fast Forward: The Campaigns for Beloiters."

After reminding the 150 or so attendees about recent campus improvement projects (the Strong Stadium updates and renovations to the World Affairs Center, Middle College and other historic buildings), Bierman talked about how those successes had informed a new strategy for the college's future fundraising efforts. “Out of these examples came a new idea," he said.

That new strategy? To focus on mission-centered projects that could be completed quickly and drive support to key college priorities.

The new strategy’s name is meant to underline this focus on the future, and the speed at which the college hopes to move.

“We need to provide focus. We need projects for which we can be held accountable,” Bierman says.

The six priorities, or “modules,” are:

  • The Beloiter Fund (the annual fund, formerly known as "The Beloit Fund")
  • The Liberal Arts in Practice
  • The Powerhouse
  • Endowment
  • Scholarships
  • Renewing the Historic Core

The second part of this fall's "Conversation with the President" was spent answering submitted questions. Questions concerning core values and the college's strengths and weaknesses were raised and answered, and even questions about holiday lights on campus and an entry about the orientation of the sprinklers in front of the president's house were tackled. Also on the docket: a question about adding bandwidth and WiFi coverage, one about the role of Greek life and athletics on campus, as well as a discussion about the smoking policy.

The president spent a good deal of time emphasizing the importance of recruiting students from diverse economic backgrounds, and maintaining the college's standing as a student-centric institution with a commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching.

One thing that sets Beloit apart, he said, is that “it makes good on the first line of its mission statement.”