Donor Profiles

Those who give to Grinnell are as individual as the gifts they make, gifts take all shapes and sizes and touches all aspects of Grinnell's missions.

Samir Sashikant ’00, right, with his mom Lalita Sen.Lalita Sen and Samir Sashikant ’00

“This internship is a way for students to work with people that they may not otherwise have worked with later. It really lives up to my mom’s legacy and what she has taught my sister and I to always try and help others.”

Family starts internship endowment for students to work with vulnerable populations


Errett Peele '60 and Jack SchmidErrett Peele ’60 and Jack Schmid

“The CGA and this scholarship, fulfills my goal in life: To do good and to do well at the same time.”

Grinnell-Hamline couple endows need-based scholarship for history students


Josh and Jennifer Davis Josh and Jennifer Davis

“Just as the education our children received doesn’t stop benefiting them when they leave, the institution doesn’t stop needing resources for people coming in. We think of giving as a very long term commitment to education and the value of it, rather than a transaction with respect to each student.”

Parents continue contributions as long-term commitment to education


DJ Warden ’08 & Steve Warch ’88 DJ Warden ’08 and Steve Warch ’88

“If part of your Grinnell experience involved athletics, you have an immediate connection with people who share that same experience, even if you were at Grinnell at different times. It’s always fun for me to meet people who played tennis at Grinnell, and it’s also a nice way of networking professionally.”

Doubles partnership among Grinnell grads serves to create tennis gift


George Moose ’66 and Judith R. Kaufmann George Moose ’66 and Judith R. Kaufmann

“Our experiences overseas and in Washington D.C. made us intensely aware of the need to support the development of students who will be our next generation of policy makers and practitioners, and to equip them with the knowledge and understanding to pursue public service within an ethical framework”

Experimental learning gift encourages students to consider public service careers


These are just a selection of stories about those who give to Grinnell in various ways. To read more donor profiles, please explore our Donor Profile archive.