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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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Stopping the stigma, raising awareness: group plans World AIDS Day event

November 28, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Today there are approximately 1.1 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS, and an estimated 18 percent of those living with HIV are undiagnosed. World AIDS Day is an effort to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, provide information for people about how to protect themselves and others from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and to reduce the stigma present for those living with HIV/AIDS.

The Beloit Public Health Initiative—a Beloit College student volunteer organization—is joining with nonprofit organization Community Action and Camp Heartland, a program that supports families affected with HIV, for a free community event in recognition of World AIDS Day on Monday (Dec. 3).

Attendees will see an exhibit of HIV/AIDS posters from around the world, meet local agencies and individuals engaged in the ongoing fight against the spread of this disease, and hear from speakers from Camp Heartland.

The partnering organizations behind this event point to a high rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in this area to explain their engagement around this day and this disease.

“Sexually transmitted diseases are a serious problem in the Beloit community, however they are not discussed,” says Liz Chiquoine, coordinator for BPHI. “People with STIs are two to five times more likely to contract HIV than those without an STI. We need to begin talking about this problem before this problem gets out of hand.”

The event will be held in the Beloit College Science Center Atrium Monday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. From 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., there will be food and opportunities to learn more about STI and HIV prevention in our community, and to view an exhibit of HIV/AIDS posters from around the world. The speakers will begin at 7:30 p.m., and there will be a raffle of prizes from local businesses and prizes for the first 100 people to arrive.

This event is sponsored by Community Action Inc., Stateline Community Foundation, and Beloit College.