Young Alumni Win Giving Challenge
As part of the April 5 Scarlet & Give Back Day, Grinnell’s annual 24-hour giving challenge, alumni classes competed against each other for the honor of having an office named after their class in the new Humanities and Social Studies Center. The class of 2012 will receive this recognition, thanks to the 19 percent of class members who made gifts that day.
April 5 was also National Burrito Day. This coincidence inspired a student-giving challenge. Nearly 20 percent of first-year students made a gift, winning free Chipotle burritos for everyone in the class of 2021.
During the 24-hour period, 2,482 donors made a gift, unlocking a series of challenges. When the number of donors reached 2,018, that clinched a matching gift of $275,000 from an anonymous Grinnell graduate. In total, $503,289 was raised.