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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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Condolences: Virginia Bell Webster and Gwendo McSwine, friends of the college

July 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Beloit College offers condolences to the families of philanthropist Virginia Bell Webster who passed away July 6 at the age of 98, and Gwendo Delores McSwine, who passed away in Beloit on June 30.

Webster was predeceased by her husband, Scott Webster'35, and is survived by her sister Dorothy Hay and nephews Ed Henby'64 and Larry Bell'58. Mrs. Webster was a major supporter of the college and its Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education at Beloit. Webster, who resided in the Stateline Area, was a pioneer for women in aviation, serving in World War II in the Women's Air Corps, and later in the Civil Air Patrol and as one of the first female air traffic controllers for what is now the Federal Aviation Administration.

At the time of this writing, the family has yet to announce plans for a service. Read more about the Webster’s contributions to Beloit College here.

McSwine was a woman whose work touched generations of Beloiters. As she served in Beloit College’s dining services for more than a decade, her smile, personality, and undeniable presence were an unforgettable part of the college experience for countless students.

The Beloit Daily News obituary for McSwine is available here; online condolences may be shared with the family at