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ALUMNI: GIVE A STUDENT A BREAK...
...with an externship over Spring Break 2014! Externships, or job shadows, can provide students with just the break they need by giving them the chance to discover more about their chosen career paths. Learn more about how you can get involved. And please hurry--your deadline for signing up is December 20.
SEASON OF GIVING
With the end of the year approaching, we are asking you to consider a noble way to give yourself a tax break: Make a holiday gift to Grinnell College.
Private support for the College is vital throughout every season, but your giving can mean even more if you make your gift to the College before this year winds down. A year-end contribution for the College can enhance education and service, while also increasing your 2013 tax savings.
To qualify for savings on your itemized tax return, be sure to complete all your charitable giving by December 31, 2013.
- If you are mailing us your gift, your envelope must be postmarked no later than December 31 to Grinnell College, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 733 Broad St., Grinnell, IA 50112. To send your gift this way, you may use the Grinnell College Giving Form (PDF).
- If you are using the College's secure online giving page, your gift must be made before 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on December 31.
If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call toll-free at 866-850-1846. Thank you!
GRINNELL COLLEGE ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME
Nominations are due January 1. Get more information.
INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE ALUMNI COUNCIL?
Apply by January 5. Find more information and see our application form.
IMAGINE THERE’S NO MONEY
It isn’t hard to do. No endowment, no donors—student tuition, our only revenue. We’d have just enough dollars to educate our students right up to about a week or two before the winter holidays break. How do we get to spring semester commencement—and beyond? Find out.
LEADERSHIP IN CRISIS
Nelson Mandela chose members of the regime that had imprisoned him to be part of his new government. He said he hated them but that he realized if he kept hating them, they would still control him. He was a complex man. This might be a good time to take a look at the lecture on Mandela by George Drake '56, Grinnell College Professor Emeritus of History and former president of the College, in Professor Drake's Leadership in Crisis video series, presented in the Forum Media Gallery. Professor Drake also covers George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Ghandi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You might also want to check out Professor Drake's recommended reading list for great books on these leaders.