Scripps College Launches Its Largest Campaign Ever

Warm weather, fabulous food, and a sunset sky twinkling with festoon lights welcomed more than 400 members of the Scripps community as they gathered November 12, 2013, for the public launch of the most ambitious campaign in the history of Scripps College. DJ Allison Riegle ’14 set the celebratory mood for the street festival-themed party with a pulsing, upbeat soundtrack. Attendees were invited to share what they wanted more of for Scripps, and many wrote their responses on a mobile Graffiti Wall. They also posed at the photo booth with signs stating their hopes for their beloved College.

“The event was a wonderful celebration of The Campaign for Scripps College, which is a rally for resources needed to continue investing in our faculty, students, staff, alumnae relations, and campus,” said Michael Archibald, vice president for institutional advancement.

The Campaign for Scripps College: We Want More Knowledge, More Truth, More Imagination, More Justice, More Opportunity is “as direct and thought-provoking as Scripps students and alumnae themselves,” Archibald said. Conceived in partnership with distinguished alumna and award-winning writer/campaign strategist Andrea Jarrell ’84 and internationally-acclaimed graphic designer Michael Bierut P’15, it has already sparked lively conversations about the future of the College.

Intentionally bold, the theme reflects Ellen Browning Scripps’ goal of wanting more for women and for the world. The five key priorities of the campaign are academic excellence, national leadership, our signature campus, our financial strength, and our collective power/The Scripps Fund. The campaign seeks to gather resources to achieve these priorities and ensure the continued excellence of Scripps College.

For information on regional campaign launch events, how to get involved in the Campaign for Scripps College, and to see the video, please visit