One alum has established a climate change fund to make that possible

The Grinnell experience has been supported by donors for generations. We put together a map showing how a student might be supported through alumni giving and then asked alums who made such gifts to share what inspired them to give.
A gift from Dianne Jones ’74 will support Black student leadership and community building as well as carry forward Scott’s name and legacy in perpetuity.

Christina Cutlip ’83 and her husband, Mark Cutlip, made a lead gift to establish The Gurira Family Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to students with financial need, with preference given to international students from Africa.

The Betsy Wolcott ’75 Fund for Social Change and Career Exploration has awarded grants to 17 students over the past three summers, providing funding to students interning in ovarian cancer research, graphic design, and interfaith sustainable development, among other fields.

Sarah Luebke Sproehnle ’00 has established a faculty scholar award at Grinnell College.

Patrick Palsgrove ’95 and Jenny Matson Palsgrove ’95e have given to Grinnell for 27 consecutive years.

A lead gift from Dick Knapp ’76 will help build a Grinnell College film and media center in downtown Grinnell.

Students in Leslie Gregg-Jolly’s First-Year Tutorial course, What Makes You You?, are exploring identity formation. To demonstrate the role of relationships, Gregg-Jolly is incorporating a real-life example into the tutorial about a friendship formed in the mid-1970s.
Ham Serunjogi ’16 and Maijid Moujaled ’14, co-founders of the Chipper Cash payment platform, wanted practical entrepreneurial experience while at Grinnel, so helped launched Pioneer Weekend.
Huff Fund will let students pursue internship experiences with arts and nonprofit organizations.

Steve Ginzbarg ’76 shares his Grinnell and life journey to help others living with bipolar disorder.