Campaign Progress: More Internships
The Scripps Alumnae Association Internship Fund
Scripps’ Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) office extends internship grants based on the strength of the applications and the funds available from endowment income and annual gifts. The process requires making tough decisions about which Scripps students are best prepared to search for and secure internships that will help them reach their career goals.
“Internships provide students with valuable experience and can make it easier for them to find meaningful employment opportunities after they graduate,” says Catherine Collinson ’85, Institutional Advancement liaison to the Alumnae Leadership Council (ALC). “Today, there is a critical unmet need for financial assistance. We can work together to positively impact the lives of our students. In doing so, we are establishing a tradition, with graduates who benefit someday paying it forward and helping future generations of students.”
This year, members of the ALC are launching the Alumnae Association Internship Fund. The goal? Fund 10 students with an average grant of $4,000 each by June 30, 2016. By supporting the Alumnae Association Internship Fund in addition to making your much-needed unrestricted Scripps Fund gift, you help to provide more paid internship opportunities for students. Gifts of $2,000 or more count toward membership in the Ellen Browning Scripps Society. Gifts of $4,000 or more can be established as a named internship fund, at the donor’s discretion. You can also support this program with your time and talent by:
- Creating or updating your LinkedIn profile and joining the Alumnae Association LinkedIn group
- Setting up a paid internship at your company and sharing it with CP&R
- Encouraging your company to participate in CP&R’s Career Exploration and Networking Treks
To give online, visit scrippscollege.edu/giving , select “Internships” from the drop-down gift designation menu, and type “Alumnae Internship Fund” under “additional comments.” To give by mail, use the business reply envelope enclosed in this magazine, check “Internships,” and specify “Alumnae Internship Fund” in the box marked “Please designate my gift to support.” For more information about the Alumnae Association Internship Fund, contact CP&R Executive Director Vicki Klopsch at (909) 621-8180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATES! JUNE 10–12
Scripps’ Weekend of Giving
Last year, the College surpassed its goal of 952 gifts (one for each student enrolled). Thanks to 1,031 donor contributions and a trustee challenge gift of $200,000, Scripps received a total of $755,361! Can we beat that total in 2016? Stay tuned for Weekend of Giving 2016 details. Please visit scrippscollege.edu/engage for more information.
Fiscal Year End
All gifts made on or before June 30, 2016, support Scripps in the 2015–16 fiscal year. Your generosity helps current Scripps students and the College you love. Please give online today at scrippscollege.edu/giving , by calling (909) 621-8180, or by returning your gift with the business reply envelope provided in this magazine.
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