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Why Giving Matters

The traditions of excellence, activism, and personal transformation upon which Grinnell was founded remain an important part of who we are today. But shaping students into the best versions of themselves is just one part of what Grinnell does. Equally important, Grinnell graduates global citizens who are eager and well-prepared to change the world.

Whether it’s informing programming at National Public Radio, teaching civil rights law to future attorneys, or working on conservation issues in Alaska, Grinnellians prove every day that what we do on campus makes a diference around the globe. The exceptional liberal arts education that Grinnell provides gives life to ideas, and has a lasting impact on personal lives, individual communities, and the entire world.

A Shared Responsibility

Our cause is simple: to help future Grinnellians live lives of purpose and make an even greater impact on the world; to provide robust, diverse opportunities that create globally informed and well-prepared graduates; to continue sparking deep conversations around real-world challenges; and to foster greater inclusion and understanding.

It’s a noble cause. One that requires us to come together to preserve the opportunities and values that make Grinnell, Grinnell.

And it’s imperative that we start today, by cultivating a stronger culture of giving to pay our life-changing experiences at Grinnell forward to future generations of change-makers.