Inaugural Student Philanthropy Day
Traditionally graduating seniors give to the Senior Class Gift with a goal of 100 percent participation. That tradition continued in 2014, yet some members of the class wanted to do more and wanted to involve more Scripps students in giving to the College.
The result: the inaugural Student Philanthropy Day, held March 29. Students from every class gave of themselves to support the College through a day centered on philanthropy. The day included a sponsored 5K run/walk and 19 service projects, which focused on education, sustainability, and campus beautification.
After the early morning 5K, students took on such service work as weeding and planting in the student garden, bike repair, cleaning campus fountains, assisting with the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery photo archives, and more.
The students successfully inspired alumnae, parents, and friends of the College to support their “all hands on Scripps” effort, resulting in gifts totaling more than $10,000.
All proceeds from the day were added to the Senior Class Gift, which was designated to support The Bekki Lee Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Given the success of Student Philanthropy Day, look for it to become a new Scripps tradition.
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