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Our Collective Power: Alumnae Engagement and The Scripps Fund Issue 9 March 2017 The Newsletter of The Campaign for Scripps College


“The most important and beautiful gift one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make life a little better to live.”

—Ellen Browning Scripps


Table of Contents

Vision

Tomorrow and Beyond A Conversation with New Executive Director of Alumnae Relations Adrienne Walsh Gibson ’02 Survey Results Highlight Top Reasons for Giving Campaign Priorities and Progress

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Impact Making a Difference Recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on Alumnae Engagement and Participation

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Preserving Our Traditions, Transforming Our Futures

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Reunion Class Gifts Impact Students and Campus

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Alumna Spotlight: Talia Vilaplana ’16

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Support The Value of Involvement Campaign Participation and Engagement

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Your Involvement Counts: Regional Involvement at Scripps College

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The Final Stretch: 90 Years, the 90th Challenge 14–15


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Vision

Meet Your New Executive Director of Alumnae Relations A Conversation with Adrienne Walsh Gibson ’02 Adrienne Walsh Gibson ’02 was named the executive director for Alumnae & Parent Engagement and The Scripps Fund, serving as the College’s leading alumnae relations staff member. Gibson has worked in the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2005 and has been a leader in the coordination of Annual Giving, Alumnae Engagement, and Planned Giving during her tenure at Scripps College. Currently, she is developing a strategic plan for her team with the help of the recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on Alumnae Engagement and Participation. Gibson recently met with Scott Busiel, associate director for Advancement Communications, to discuss her vision for Alumnae & Parent Engagement and The Scripps Fund. Scott Busiel: Adrienne, you have taken interesting personal and professional journeys following your graduation from Scripps College in 2002. How have these experiences shaped you and your interest in this new role? Adrienne Walsh Gibson: The beauty of a journey is that you never know where it will lead. Initially, I thought I would get back into the arts following a few years of experience in fundraising, but that hasn’t been the case. For me, the journey has always been about the people. I’ve had the opportunity to work with talented professionals, inspiring mentors, and genuine colleagues who believe in the Scripps mission. Over the years, I met generations of alumnae who are extraordinary and accomplished individuals. Now, I feel grateful for the opportunity to contribute to my alma mater. Annual Giving introduced me to fundraising, which perfectly illustrated the power of participatory gifts. We have received thousands of $10 and $25 gifts, signaling the health of our alumnae community. In working as a frontline fundraiser and serving

in Alumnae Engagement, I learned the value in project management and relationship building. In Planned Giving, I gained technical skills to assess the needs of our more senior alumnae. This allows me to approach relationships in a much more individualized way. Somehow, it feels like my former positions and strengths led me to this new and exciting challenge, and I am eager to build upon the strong foundation of involvement at Scripps! SB: From our work together, I have seen the relationships you have developed with members of our community. A unique segment has been your work on the Ad Hoc Committee on Alumnae Engagement and Participation. How has this influenced your vision as an executive director? AWG: This experience allowed me to work with a variety of dynamic alumnae, all of whom are passionate about the success of this College and our students. Influenced heavily by the outcomes of the committee’s work together, my priority is to understand the valuable partnerships Scripps can build with the community. The College must strengthen our


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communication efforts, allowing our alumnae to engage with Scripps from afar. We need to better tell the story of the Scripps experience across generations and speak to the value of engagement. Alumnae and families are incredible resources for one another and our students. Accessibility is key. One new tool critical to achieving this goal is the Scripps Community Network. The network allows alumnae and families to virtually engage with the campus and our students, regardless of geography. SB: This idea of “connection” remains an important theme as you begin this new role and journey. What are some ways to build a connection with alumnae, particularly with individuals who are not engaged with the College? AWG: Alumnae have expressed a desire to reconnect with the academic component of their Scripps experience. We want to continue offering opportunities to engage individuals in lifelong learning. Alumnae also want to hear about life on campus, the successes of students and faculty, and the opportunities to become involved. One critical goal is to individualize engagement, helping alumnae, families, and friends find the involvement that works best for them. Engagement happens on a spectrum.

“I want alumnae, families, and friends to understand that their gift matters. Your gift secures a scholarship, improves a part of campus, and shapes the academic or social experience.”

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For some, engagement is volunteering or making a gift. For others, it is leading a workshop at Camp Scripps and giving to continue the tradition. Some individuals want to update their contact information on the Scripps Community Network and recruit our current students. Although there are many opportunities to engage, the number one way individuals support Scripps’ future is through a financial gift. Some alumnae or families may not choose to support the College financially for various reasons, but I want our community to understand that their gifts matter. Participatory gift percentages are one way that outside organizations gauge alumni satisfaction with their collegiate experience. As alumnae, we take tremendous pride in our collective power. By thinking comprehensively about engagement, strong alumnae participation can be a part of our story.


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Impact

Recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on

Alumnae Engagement and Participation

In March 2016, there was a unique call to action. Michael Archibald, vice president for Institutional Advancement, made efforts to address the decline in alumnae gift participation at Scripps College. In the mid-2000s, Scripps enjoyed a high participation rate. In the 2006 fiscal year, nearly 60% of alumnae participated with a financial gift. When that number dropped to 33% in 2015, Archibald saw an opportunity to improve; he appointed Adrienne Walsh Gibson ’02 and Merrilee Stewart Howard ’70 as co-chairs of the newly established Ad Hoc Committee on Alumnae Engagement and Participation. Howard and Gibson welcomed the charge and recruited a team of 20 alumnae volunteers, representing diverse backgrounds and skill sets. This team set out to identify a set of recommendations for implementation by the Office of Institutional Advancement to help strengthen engagement with the College and increase the annual number of alumnae donors. Between March 2016 and January 2017, the committee met via conference calls and divided into six working groups, analyzing the factors leading to the decrease in giving. Groups reviewed a recent Scripps Fund survey; calendars of communications; class giving numbers; attendance at events; volunteer involvement; the websites of private liberal arts colleges; and industry best practices. Through their work, they observed common trends in the feedback, providing clear themes for their recommendations.

Celebrate the successes of a Scripps alumna or community member. We want to share these stories with others. Contact Scott Busiel, associate director for Advancement Communications, at sbusiel@scrippscollege.edu or (909) 607-9644.


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Impact

Connection Equals Participation The College must better demonstrate why alumnae connection is vital to the strength and continuation of the Scripps community and to the future of the College. The College plans to implement a stronger digital presence that is engaging and invites participation, allowing for new connections.

Targeting and Segmentation

Merrilee Stewart Howard sums up the recommendations well. “Alumnae of every decade often feel that their own Scripps experience is the most compelling one. That is the experience they know.” It is essential for the College to celebrate the multiple layers and identities of our alumnae. “Individual student experiences have varied tremendously over the past 90 years due to evolving educational, cultural, political, and social landscapes,” says Howard.

Just as alumnae come from different backgrounds and have varied interests, they are individually interested in distinct aspects of the Scripps experience. Scripps must personalize its communications and fundraising approaches to better engage our diverse alumnae base.

Jackie Spaulding McCoy ’77, a member of the committee, highlights the value of a Scripps education. She was both surprised and inspired by the results. “These recommendations speak to the idea that everyone matters. Giving [back] isn’t just about the money.”

Tell Our Stories

Mariaestella Cuara ’89, an alumna who actively supports inclusivity initiatives on campus, reflects on her committee experience. “I place a high value on the humanities- and liberal arts-based education I received at Scripps; I have a great appreciation for its mission to educate women. Engaging with the committee provided me an opportunity to ensure that young women have the chance to receive an education at Scripps for years to come.”

Each alumna offers a personal perspective and narrative on her time at Scripps (and after). It is essential for the College to build a collective narrative while reinforcing the value of each story, thereby strengthening the sense of community.

We extend special thanks to the ad hoc committee members for their hard work and dedication. Adrienne Walsh Gibson ’02 (co-chair) Merrilee Stewart Howard ’70 (co-chair) Kendra Armer ’93 Catherine Collinson ’85 Mariaestella Cuara ’89 Elizabeth Cundiff ’84 Lyanne Dominguez ’13 Laurel Edson ’09 Annie Freitas ’11 Andrea Gutierrez ’04 Emily Jovais ’13 Jasmine Kusumowidagdo ’16 Juanita Nash-Dahlen ’72 Catherine Gilchrist Osborne ’06 Kalpana Singh Rhodes ’94 Victoria Sepand ’15 Briana Smith ’14 Jacqueline Spaulding McCoy ’77 Lori Steere ’66 Katrina Van Heest ’02 Irene Yi ’19 Janine Yim ’15

The world has changed since Ellen Browning Scripps founded the College, and it is essential for Scripps to keep up with cultural shifts. When asked about the results, Howard said, “The committee’s findings reinforced the fact that one of the most significant cultural influences is the internet, which has made instant social media communication possible. Current students at Scripps are more connected to the outside world than ever [before]. Some of our alumnae are tech savvy and others are not, which means the way the College reaches them needs to vary.” This creates a unique challenge. With values and priorities impacting the way that alumnae give their time, talent, and treasure, we need to make Scripps a relevant place to engage. Improving our communication is a priority, and the work begins now.


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Vision

Survey Results Highlight

Top Reasons for Giving Giving Priorities Top four reasons why alumnae give to the college.

84% Furthering the mission of Scripps

83% Making a difference in students’ lives

82% Giving back to alma mater

71% Personal satisfaction of giving

Scripps has partnered with Stelter, a nationally respected philanthropy services company, to conduct a survey on the nature of alumnae giving. This information, coupled with data collected from the Ad Hoc Committee on Alumnae Engagement, provides Institutional Advancement with new directives and vision. The hope is not only to better understand what it is that our alumnae value most about their Scripps experience but also to learn more about how Scripps supporters would like to be appreciated. According to David Carpenter, executive director of Gift Planning and Principal Gifts, “The survey is being conducted by both mail and email over the next two years, but early results have been very gratifying. While we strive to do better in expressing the College’s gratitude, it seems that the overwhelming majority of Scripps donors enjoy the experience of giving. They feel confident that their gifts are going to the purposes about which they feel most passionate, whether that’s scholarship support, preserving our remarkable campus, or generally furthering the values of a liberal arts education.” While analysis of the data is still in its early stages, results show that our alumnae financially support Scripps in four key ways, represented to the left.

Information is based on 127 survey results from fall 2016.

If you would like to learn more about the survey results, please contact David Carpenter at (909) 607-1876 or dcarpent@scrippscollege.edu.


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Support

Campaign Participation and Engagement As of February 1, 2017

THE SCRIPPS FUND

8,001 DONORS parents

alumnae

friends

DONORS

DONORS

DONORS

2,324

403

5,274

Academic Excellence 1,440

1,049

DONORS

DONORS

Giving to academic excellence provides access to a Scripps education. These gifts allow our faculty to grow, adding breadth and depth to our academic departments.

Faculty and Curriculum

Your Participation Matters. Every Gift Counts. National Leadership

74%

of alumnae have given to the More Scripps Campaign

88 DONORS

National Leadership: Internships

499 DONORS

National Leadership: LASPA

35 DONORS

Signature Campus

268 DONORS

Unrestricted Endowment

97 DONORS

Diversity Initiatives

Alumnae*

Scholarships

Friends

540 DONORS

Parents

INDIVIDUAL DONORS**

8,934

*Alumnae totals include Current Student gifts. **Individual donors may appear in more than one category, but the 8,934 total is the unique number of donors for the entire Campaign.


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Your Involvement Counts: Regional Involvement at Scripps College What is giving? In some instances, giving is the transfer of ownership from one individual to another. In other cases, giving is the carrying out of tasks. Scripps College emphasizes the importance of giving. Whether you offer your time, talent, or treasure, you can make an impact. The passion of our alumnae, families, students, and friends for this community of learning only strengthens the Scripps experience. And the time for giving back to women’s education is now, when the need is as significant as ever. If you are looking to give your time to the College but are not able to visit on a regular basis, our regional programming may be the way for you to give back. The Offices of Alumnae Engagement and Parent Engagement have opportunities for you to make an impact wherever you live. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Organized book clubs Planned hikes Potlucks Lectures Hosted happy hours Crafting VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE: Serving as a co-chair Organizing campus volunteers Taking on liaison roles Helping with career development Soliciting gifts for Scripps AND MANY MORE!


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Alumnae Communities — Regional Associates

Family Communities — Regional Chapters

Looking to volunteer? Raise your hand to be a Regional Associate Volunteer. This opportunity allows you to serve as a liaison between local alumnae and the College. Additionally, you have the chance to plan and host regional events. Regional communities have organized book clubs, planned hikes, hosted happy hours, and come together to craft. These activities facilitate warm and enriching interactions among alumnae from different generations and backgrounds.

The Regional Family Chapters program is a new way for Scripps families to connect with others living in the area. With support from the Office of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy, interested families can help plan their own events and programs for other individuals in their region. These gatherings might include care package parties, book clubs, wine and cheese mixers, and other fun activities that connect families with one another and the College.

There are over a dozen regional communities around the country, and we are looking to continue that growth. Visit our Regional Associates page on the Scripps Community Network to find contact information for the alumnae in your area. Within the search network, you can find other alumnae who may be living near you.

Regional Family Chapters can also help provide mentorship and networking support to Scripps students and recent alumnae in the area. Other ongoing opportunities include peer outreach calls to encourage other families to get involved and give back. Each chapter builds their own calendar of opportunities and goals each fall.

Contact the Office of Alumnae Engagement at alumnae@scrippscollege.edu with questions or for more information about ways to get involved or start your own community.

If you would like to create a Regional Family Chapter in your community, contact families@scrippscollege.edu.

CURRENT REGIONAL COMMUNITIES ARIZONA – Phoenix and Tucson CALIFORNIA – Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego COLORADO – Denver ILLINOIS – Chicago MAINE – Scarborough MINNESOTA – Minneapolis NEW ENGLAND – Wellesley, MA NORTH CAROLINA – Charlotte OREGON – Portland TEXAS – Austin TRI-STATE – NY, NJ, and CT WASHINGTON – Seattle

We want to acknowledge and thank all of our volunteers even if you are not part of a formalized regional network. If your community of alumnae or families is not represented, contact us. We will speak with you about options for your involvement. To volunteer with us, visit alumnae.scrippscollege.edu.


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Impact

Preserving Our Traditions, Transforming Our Futures The Scripps Fund Defined Most institutions of higher education host an annual fund, and for Scripps College, that is The Scripps Fund. Gifts designated to the fund help to fulfill the mission of Scripps, allowing students to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity. The Scripps Fund is a prime example of philanthropic crowdfunding. The College encourages our alumnae, families, students, faculty, staff, and friends to make an impact by coming together for a common purpose. Collectively, our gifts make a difference. One goal of the Campaign is to raise awareness for The Scripps Fund and showcase the value and impact of our collective power.

The College recognizes the value in wanting to make a difference. Consider whether there is a part of the Scripps experience that you particularly want to support. You can make your gift today at scrippscollege.edu/giving. For more information about The Scripps Fund (Annual Fund), please call our office at (909) 607-1542.


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Impact

Ways you can direct your Scripps Fund gift Academic Programs A Scripps College education gives students a powerful sense of agency. This academic foundation becomes the basis for effective action and leadership while a student is at Scripps and, more importantly, following her graduation. By fostering intellectual curiosity, ambition, talent, and drive, Scripps helps students find their passions and grow into the dynamic, confident, creative-thinking women the world needs today. A Scripps Fund gift can . . . Provide Core reading materials for students Ensure that faculty and students have resources for hands-on learning

Campus Enhancement Scripps’ 32-acre campus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world. Your Scripps Fund gift designated to Campus Enhancement supports the upkeep and improvement of our signature campus. A Scripps Fund gift can . . .

Internships Job readiness starts with hands-on experiences while students are still in school. About 82% of Scripps students hold at least one internship. The Scripps College Internship Grant Program provides financial support for students to pursue summer internship opportunities. A Scripps Fund gift can . . . Allow students the opportunity to participate in unpaid internships Provide support for travel and basic day-to-day expenses during students’ summer experiences

Scholarships With scholarship funds, we can reach qualified students who may not have the financial resources to afford a Scripps education. Though the College proudly meets the full need of all students with grants and minimal loans, our goal is to make Scripps accessible to a diverse group of capable young women. A Scripps Fund gift can . . .

Maintain the integrity of our trees, lawns, and gardens

Provide a Scripps education to a QuestBridge Scholars, students who are often first-generation and women of color

Support the general upkeep and maintenance of our buildings and grounds

Help to alleviate debt in the form of merit- or needbased scholarships

Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) The CP&R team of professionals engages, educates, and empowers students through personalized career counseling, skill building, experiential learning, and modern resources. Recent graduates have continued access to CP&R services up to one year after graduation. Your Scripps Fund gift designated to Career Services helps to ensure students have the tools they need for life after graduation. A Scripps Fund gift can . . .

Sustainability Scripps promotes socially responsible education and action toward the sustainability of life on this planet. Over the past year, Scripps initiated a landscaping project to install drought-tolerant plants campus-wide. Additionally, art contests such as ReBook encourage students to repurpose worn items, such as books, in new ways. Your Scripps Fund gift designated to Sustainability encourages creativity and conservation on our campus. A Scripps Fund gift can . . .

Fund the Career Services Guide, an annual publication

Facilitate outreach and participation at events, such as the annual olive tree harvest

Provide multiple day networking trips, known as Treks, to the local community and beyond

Cut down on waste by installing water bottle refilling stations


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Reunion Class Gifts Impact Students and Campus The Class of ’65 Helps to Revitalize Seal Court

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Reunion Weekend is a time for Scripps alumnae to reconnect with friends and classmates. The experience allows alumnae to come together and connect with the campus community. The celebration traditionally takes place at the end of April. It involves the most recently graduated class as well as preceding classes in increments of five years. In the year leading up to Reunion Weekend, volunteers from the classes drum up enthusiasm for the festivities and coordinate fundraising for the reunion class gifts. Although most gifts support The Scripps Fund, special milestone years may choose specific initiatives. Two years ago, the Class of ’65 celebrated its 50th reunion. This group designated two priorities for their class gift: one to help endow a scholarship for a deserving Scripps student, and the other focused on restoring Seal Court, a campus treasure to the Scripps community. Seal Court has served as a center for music, art, and dance. It is the heart and soul of the campus, as students, faculty, and staff gather there for meetings, work, or a cup of coffee. Students in

previous decades constructed the mosaics that line the walls of Seal Pond, and these have been in need of serious restoration and repair. Elaine Drew, Candace Sullivan, Susan Coolidge, and Paula Squire Waterman inspired the Class of ’65 to support these initiatives. The goal was to raise $100,000 for the endowed scholarship and $25,000 to repair and restore Seal Court. Following Reunion Weekend, the Class of ’65 exceeded its initial goals, bringing in over $106,000 for the endowed scholarship and over $28,000 for the renovation efforts. In total, over 30 women from the Class of ’65 gave in honor of their 50th reunion. The collective power of this class is something to celebrate. Thanks to their generosity, one or more students will receive a scholarship named after the Class of ’65 for years to come. Although restoration in Seal Court is ongoing, phase one was completed in 2016. This resulted in new cement bench tops and cleaned surfaces for future student mural designs.

If you are interested in making a gift to support the signature beauty of the Scripps campus, please visit our giving page at scrippscollege.edu/giving. To learn more about Reunion Weekend or to volunteer for Reunion, contact Jessica Butler ’09, assistant director of Alumnae Engagement, at jbutler@scrippscollege.edu or (909) 607-1536. You can also visit alumnae.scrippscollege.edu/reunion for the weekend schedule.


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90th Anniversary Challenge The Final Stretch

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In June 2016, Scripps College celebrated its 90th anniversary in a unique way: It issued a challenge to young alumnae. Alumnae from the classes of 1990 to 2016 were encouraged to make a gift to their alma mater before June 30, 2017. When a graduating class reaches 45 donors, an alumna challenger will make a gift of $5,000 to the institution on behalf of the class. The challenge gift increases to $10,000 if graduating classes reach 90 donors. No matter the size of the gift, it matters. Every gift counts! With the end of the 90th Anniversary Challenge in sight, there is more to do. Our alumnae volunteers have been working to share their personal stories and reasons for giving their time, talent, and treasure back to Scripps.

113 There is still time to make your gift. For more information on the 90th Anniversary Challenge or to make a gift, contact The Scripps Fund at (909) 607-1542 or scrippsfund@scrippscollege.edu. You can give directly at scrippscollege.edu/giving/.


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Indira Martell ’00

Annelise Cohon ’07

Jade Ulrich ’14

Indira’s involvement in the 90th Anniversary Challenge has been a decade in the making. Eager to reconnect with friends and classmates, Indira joined the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Development Committee in 2006. She spent a great deal of time calling and emailing her classmates, learning about their experiences post-Claremont. “I soon realized that this rapport could function as a reciprocal source of renewal, a touchstone upon which we could both ground ourselves and assess our growth,” Indira says. The rest is history, as she soon became involved as a Reunion Class Volunteer and is now a 90th Challenge Volunteer.

The Scripps community has been a constant in the life of Annelise Cohon ’07. She benefited in many ways, from resume assistance to career preparation to the development of lifelong friendships. Recently, Annelise started volunteering as an alumnae interviewer for Washington, DC, high school students applying to Scripps. “I’ve been reminded of the importance of women’s colleges in today’s world. It’s on us to protect and support institutions like Scripps so they continue thriving for another 90 years,” she says.

Jade has been reflective of her Scripps experience following graduation. “I am driven to be involved, because I know that I am a different person today thanks to my Scripps education,” she says. She was personally recruited to take on a role as 90th Challenge Volunteer and has pushed to make an impact. Jade helped the class of 2014 reach 58 donors in January. Their class was the first to receive a $5,000 matching gift from Betsy Smith ’74, after surpassing the initial goal of 45 unique donors.

As someone who makes participatory gifts, Indira hopes to inspire others to give. Memories have been a large part of her campaign as a volunteer, helping to tie the experiences of the class of 2000 to present and future students. “At the end of the day, I strongly believe my classmates want others to enjoy the same opportunities they had,” she says. Message to individuals who have yet to give: Please do not wait to give. There is no time like the present to make good on your intentions. Do not stop yourself from giving if you feel that you are not giving “enough.” Every gift is enough, and every gift counts more than you may ever know.

This year marks the 10-year reunion for Annelise and her classmates, and Amy Louise Vanderloop is on their minds. Amy was a classmate and friend who took her own life in 2009. Annelise, Laurel Horn Elgin ’08, and Amy’s family worked to create the Amy Louise Vanderloop Memorial Fund, raising awareness for women’s mental health on campus. “I’m comforted that Amy’s story and memory will be told and seen on Scripps’ campus,” says Annelise. Message to individuals who have yet to give: What are you waiting for? In all seriousness, it is our obligation to give back, especially in the challenging political climate we now face. We have been a community of women supporting women since 1926!

“I want to share my story to encourage and motivate others in my class to give,” says Jade. She sometimes travels over an hour to events, driven to feel the energy of Scripps alumnae, families, and friends. It encourages her to do more. She hopes that the 90th Anniversary Challenge motivates individuals to give back to a part of the campus experience. Message to individuals who have yet to give: I know that many people don’t have a lot to give. There is a powerful message with the 90th Challenge: it doesn’t matter how much you give. Participating contributes to the collective class goal. High participation rates matter when it comes to college rankings and the ability of a college to secure large grants and funding. Additionally, you have the power to designate funding location. Diversity and inclusivity is important to me. I designate my gifts to make a personal impact.


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Alumna Spotlight: Talia Vilaplana ’16

Making the Most of the Emerging Professionals Program Moving to Claremont to attend Scripps College was a risk for New York native Talia Vilaplana ’16. Talia never expected to attend an all-women’s liberal arts college over 2,500 miles from home. A year after graduation and some initial reflections, she is thankful to having done just that: attending Scripps was a life-changing decision. Her Scripps experience, including participation in Career Planning & Resources’ Emerging Professionals Program (EPP), transformed her outlook. This six-day career development symposium encouraged Talia to develop the skills to find success after Scripps, and she highlights this as one of the most impactful experiences in her personal and professional journey: “These opportunities allowed me to find my own voice, and I felt motivated to be an active participant in my college experience and my life.” As a senior dance major, Talia was anxious about life after college. She had not taken advantage of one-on-one counseling from the career center, nor did she have robust summer internships. That made her nervous for graduation. In fall 2015, when CP&R sent an email soliciting applications to be a part of the inaugural EPP cohort, she jumped at the opportunity. Talia left EPP inspired and better informed about her career opportunities. “Defining my brand provided me the language to speak about my skills and strengths and gave me the confidence to network,” she says, describing one of the most powerful lessons she learned from the program. This experience motivated her involvement with the College today. Currently, Talia serves on the Major Gifts team at New York University Langone Medical Center. She values the one-on-one relationships in her work, and she is grateful for the mentorship that has led her to this point in her career. During her internship search, Talia connected with Trish Jackson ’82 at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Trish offered Talia an internship. Through the experience, Talia saw firsthand the strength and passion that Trish displayed in her work. This relationship, in conjunction with EPP, taught Talia the value of philanthropy and encouraged her to work in higher education. Since graduation, Talia has volunteered as a Scripps College alumna interviewer in the New York area. She has the opportunity to interview prospective students, the future of this institution. “I love this College, and I hope to impact the community for years to come,” she says. “When I think about Scripps, I think about all of the motivated women who empower one another to do more. Scripps graduates want to make a difference in the world, and this motivates me in my work. I want to make this school proud.”


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Vision

Campaign Prioritiesand andProgress Progress Campaign Priorities As 2017 6, * 2017* Julyof1,March 2009 - 6, March Campaign Commitments by Priority

Dollars Raised

Academic Excellence: Scholarships

Goal

$20M

Academic Excellence: Faculty and Curriculum

$35M

$26M

National Leadership: LASPA Center for Leadership

$6M

National Leadership: Internships

$10M

$4M

Signature Campus: Building Projects and Campus Enhancement** Unrestricted Endowment

$34M

$5M

$33M

$11M

The Scripps Fund

$25M

$23M

To Be Designated: Future Bequests***

$38M

$28M

$12M

Campaign Progress to Date $135M *Amounts are rounded and listed in millions. **Includes some endowment and unrestricted gifts that enable facility projects. ***There is no goal associated with this category.


Issue 9 Our Collective Power: Alumnae Engagement and The Scripps Fund March 2017 Scripps College 1030 Columbia Avenue, #2009 Claremont, California 91711

Campaign Progress by Constituency

$135

as of March 15, 2017

Upcoming Events Reunion Weekend & Inauguration Scripps College April 28 – 30, 2017

Parents $22M

Commencement Scripps College May 13, 2017

Friends $25M Foundations & Organizations $15M

Camp Scripps Scripps College June 22 – 25, 2017 Presidential Tour In Person with President Lara Tiedens London June 25, 2017

For event information, visit scrippscollege.edu/giving/events

Alumnae $73M

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