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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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A third Tuition Runs Out Day fact: alumni pay it forward

March 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Fact #3 Beloit College has over 16,000 living alumni, and nearly 1/3 of them give to Beloit each year. That’s about 4,500 alumni that just last year gaveover $3 million.

Those gifts ranged from $5 to six-figure gifts, depending on what each alumnus could afford. Their generosity keeps Beloit operating when tuition money runs out. In addition to grants and gifts from parents and other non-alumni donors, alumni support covers the other 14% of the college’s annual budget.

So, it is fair to say that a large portion of the scholarships and financial aid students receive each year is paid for by alumni. Most of these grateful alumni received scholarships when they were students, which enabled them to attend Beloit and benefit from a great education. Now, they pay it forward every year to support current Beloiters, like many of you reading this. The next time you meet an alumnus, thank them for helping to make your education possible.

This article is part of an informational series related to Tuition Runs Out Day. Keep an eye out on campus for more “Did You Know” fliers and other information, and check back tomorrow for another TROD fact.