Be Part of the Grinnell Community
Giving shows you are part of the Grinnell community. You are part of our active community, filled with people who love their experiences here and want to continue to be part of Grinnell's life. As an alumnus, parent, or friend, you choose to stay connected and include the College in your mix of philanthropic priorities.
Enrich the Grinnell Experience
Your gift to Grinnell ensures that students will receive the special opportunities and additional financial assistance they need and deserve. Generous donors make possible many wonderful programs, scholarships, and day-to-day perks for our hard-working students. Annual giving allows the College to create, maintain, and augment the unique academic and social opportunities that make Grinnell a world-class institution.
Pay It Forward
As an alumnus, think about your time at Grinnell--the lectures, study breaks, trips, and research you took part in. A gift to Grinnell ensures current students continue to have the opportunities you did. By giving back you demonstrate Grinnell is important to you and that you want us to continue pursuing the educational mission set forth by the Iowa Band so many years ago. As a parent or friend, you value the pay off of investing in education. A Grinnell education prepares students for their generations' challenges.
Say Yes to Grinnell
When you give to Grinnell, you are voting with your dollar. You are saying "yes" to Grinnell. You say "yes" to the academic experience; "yes" to the College's mission; and "yes" to the study of liberal arts. It's as simple as that--you support meaningful, worthwhile education, and we thank you. Where does my gift go?
As an alumnus, a parent, or a friend, your gift--together with the gifts of thousands of others--gives Grinnell students the excellence we expect for them and demand of them.
"In Their Own Words" - Testimonials
Every Gift Matters
Annual gifts support educational excellence. But what does a gift mean? Here are examples of the significance of your individual gift:
|$50,506||covers the full average annual investment per student|
|$27,000||funds the Scholars' Convocation Series each year|
|$10,000||funds a first year's maximum merit financial aid support|
|$2,800||provides an average scholarship to a student for learning through internships for a semester|
|$1,500||allows a faculty member to attend a professional conference and improve their teaching ability|
|$500||buys a computer for a lab|
|$250||purchases a specialized academic version of a software package for teaching and learning opportunities|
|$165||supplies a helmet for a member of the football team|
|$75||covers the lab or studio fees for a science or art class for one student for one semester|
|$40||pays for a Student Advisor to throw his/her residence hall floor a study break|
|$35||sponsors the ticket price for a student to attend a concert, show or speaker on campus|
Every single gift is important. Your gift affirms your commitment to Grinnell and its students, assists us in the acquisition of foundation gifts to the college, and is fundamental to maintaining our vibrant community.