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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: Giving rates attract grant monies

March 25, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Fact #5: Foundations, like the one that awarded the grant to renovate WAC, look at the percentage of alumni who make a gift to Beloit each year as an indicator of alumni satisfaction with a Beloit education.

Are you enjoying the recent renovations to WAC? North and South lounges were restored to beautiful gathering spaces with historic charm and modern technology, and those improvements were funded by a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. U.S. News and World Report isn’t the only organization that wants to know about the percentage of alumni making a gift to Beloit each year; the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation wanted to know about the alumni participation rate before they gave Beloit that grant. And you are benefiting from it.

Why do foundations like this care about the participation rate? They view it as an indicator of alumni satisfaction with a Beloit education. They don’t have the time or means to survey Beloit’s alumni to see what they think. So, they look at giving back as an indicator. Their logic is that if alumni felt they received a good education and want future students to receive the same, they should give back to their alma mater. And again, gifts of any size count. So not only can a $5 gift to Beloit help boost the rankings, it can help secure a $250,000 grant for a major campus improvement. Now that’s a smart investment! Consider investing in Beloit when you graduate. Start with your senior class gift; and remember, even a small gift can pay it forward for the next generation of Beloiters.

This article is part of an informational series related to Tuition Runs Out Day. Tomorrow, Tuition Runs Out! Keep an eye out in Commons and DK’s and check back here for more information.