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Strengthen Our Community

It’s not the place, but the people who make a community. Grinnellians have always embraced this idea and understand that by supporting and learning from each other, we all grow stronger.

A progress bar showing progress against a goal of $7,500. $0 is on the left and $7,500 is on the right with an empty space to be filled in by a red line. The Red Bar is just peaking out on the left.

As of June 15, $225 of $7,500 has been raised. 

To increase support from the alumni community, Board of Trustees member Joel Spiegel ’78 has pledged up to $7,500 in matching gifts to encourage those who have never given to the College, or donors whose giving has lapsed for a number of years. Make a gift of any size to any area of the College and your gift will be matched $1 for $1 to the same fund.

Joel Spiegel ’78 presenting his summer work for Prof. Joe Danforth

“I give to Grinnell College as a way to show my appreciation for alumni who gave in support of my education. I believe in paying my Grinnell education forward to current and future students.” – Joel Spiegel ’78

Pictured is Joel Spiegel ’78 presenting his summer work for Prof. Joe Danforth.


Join Grinnellians now by making a gift. Come together and support our current and future students who will ultimately take on the variety of challenges we face, locally, nationally, and globally.

To make your gift:

  • Use our online giving form. Online transactions must be completed by 11:59 p.m. CDT on June 30.
  • Call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 866-850-1846.
  • Sign and mail a check payable to Grinnell College. Mail to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 733 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112, dated and postmarked by June 30. 

Grinnell College is a place that allows students to discover what they care about and learn how they can contribute to their communities and make the world a better place. Gifts from alumni are an important component for supporting learning and discovery in a student’s experience.

Hear from Riley Guieb ’21 on how the Grinnell community shaped his Grinnell experience.