Two Alums Save a Frank Lloyd Wright WarehouseGlenn Schnadt ‘50 and Mary Schnadt ‘49 are among this year’s Wright Spirit Awards from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. At a conference by the conservancy this fall, the Schnadts will be honored for their role in saving Wright’s A.D. German Warehouse, in Richfield Center, Wisc., and donating it back to their community for restoration. For information on the conference, please view this pdf. For information on the A.D. German Warehouse, please read “On Wisconsin: Saving Wright’s lone warehouse.”
Intersections: Learning to Leave Grinnell
From the commencement stage to... where? How do Grinnell graduates take the next step? And where does that next step lead? In the summer of 2014, as a new graduate himself, Daniel Kisslinger '14 hit the road to learn about roads Grinnellians traveled and gather stories and an understanding of how Grinnellians shape their lives in the moments and months after graduation. Visit his tumblr site, Intersections, for audio recordings and photographs.
The Story of How Grinnell Students Brought Home the Story of Selma
On March 25, 1965, an epic demonstration for voting rights ended in a triumphant rally at the Alabama capitol in Montgomery after a 5-day, 50-mile walk from Selma. Among those who were there that historic month of March were Grinnell students who brought home photos and stories for the College's student newspaper. Grinnell College alum and Board of Trustee member Hal Fuson '67 offers his first-hand account.
Andrés Chang ’05 has pledged a $50,000 gift to establish the Perpetua Fund, a new endowed scholarship for students enrolled at Grinnell. Read more here.
Alumni Pledge $1 Million for New Learning Spaces
Karen Van Dusen '77 and Joel Spiegel '78 have pledged $1 million for new learning spaces for Grinnell's humanities and social studies programs. Read about their gift here.
Our final numbers: 1,922 donors and a grand total of $853,586.10.
New Scholarship for Iowans
Those Iowans admitted for enrollment in Grinnell College are now automatically considered for a new scholarship from the Dorrit Walsh Endowed Scholarship Fund. Read more.
Thank You for Your Giving Tuesday Participation!
Grinnell College’s first foray into the international Giving Tuesday initiative was a huge success! By the numbers, in the 24 hours of Giving Tuesday, 112 people gave back to the College, and $41,310.64 was raised for current and future Grinnell students. We also enjoyed the opportunity to engage with all the alumni, parents, and friends who shared their pictures and comments describing their pride in Grinnell. Thank you, everyone, for your generous support!