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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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Tuition Runs Out Day fact #4: Gifts affect rankings

March 24, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Fact #4: The percentage of alumni who give to Beloit College each year is one component of the U.S. News and World Report college rankings. Gifts of any size count.

There are many factors that go into college rankings, such as those published every year by U.S. News and World Report. The percentage of living alumni who give to Beloit College each year, or the “alumni participation rate,” is one of the factors, and gifts of any size are counted. Our annual participation rate is about 30 percent. It would take 160 more alumni giving each year to raise the participation rate by 1 percent.

Many young alumni, still figuring out their careers and paying off student loans, think they can’t afford to make a big enough gift to Beloit to make a difference. The participation rate is one way that anyone can make a difference, because even a $5 donation every year counts. Think of that $5 donation as a vote for Beloit in the college rankings. With enough “votes” from young alumni, Beloit could actually move up in the rankings—something to think about that first time Beloit College asks you to make a donation after you graduate.

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 one last fact.