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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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BIFF hits the road to draw visitors to Beloit

January 2, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Attendees of next week’s Chicago Boat Show will be treated to the chance to preview films from the 2013 Beloit International Film Festival, and organizers hope the sneak peek will encourage people to come see the full festival in February. Working in cooperation with Paddle and Trail, BIFF will be joining  “Paddlefest” at the Chicago Boat Show Jan. 9 through Jan. 13.

Beloit International Film Festival will be part of the Paddle and Trail exhibit area, creating a special film-viewing room and providing an opportunity to see films screening at the upcoming BIFF 2013. There will also be special drawings for ticket giveaways and accommodations. Beloit area hotels and restaurants are also working with BIFF to create special offers to encourage visits to Beloit.

During the Chicago Boat Show, BIFF, now in its eighth year, will announce a new element of the 2014 film festival featuring action films created with the GoPro sports camera. The versatile sports camera is used by skiers, surfers, sky divers, canoeists, and others to catch breathtaking views of their adventures from a very personal viewpoint.

“This is an astounding cooperative program and just the kind we love to develop with BIFF,” says BIFF Executive Director Roddie Beaudoin. “Walter Loos, owner of Paddle and Trail, and his colleague Therese Oldenburg presented the idea to us and we jumped on it.”

Beaudoin says the boat show offers the perfect opportunity to showcase the Beloit film festival.

“The boat show has an audience of about 30,000 people in the Chicagoland area who love to travel and are looking for adventure. They also escape in droves to the natural beauty of Wisconsin every weekend. They sound like the right people for BIFF.”

For more information, visit the new BIFF website at