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Alumnus flips Colorado farmland to create Grinnell biology endowed chair

Global Citizen

Ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped transform 1969 Grinnell alumnus

Grinnell alumna enriching how physics is taught, researched

Parents continue contributions as long-term commitment to education

Doubles partnership among Grinnell grads serves to create tennis gift


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

Family starts internship endowment for students to work with vulnerable populations

Alumni couple giving back in support of need-blind admission

Experimental learning gift encourages students to consider public service careers

Retired engineer shares his love of the liberal arts with students in the sciences

Class fund director embracing role in advance of 25th class reunion

Alumnus pays tribute to father by establishing Kessler Family Research Lab

Class of 1968 raises over $1.7 million during 50th reunion year

Chefs endow Grinnell scholarship to celebrate friendship forged over food

Invaluable educational experience inspires planned gift to Grinnell College

Denver attorney leading by example for Grinnell College fundraising

Practicing what he preached

Alumnus, retired English professor sings virtues of humanities education

Family reflects on what College has meant to four generations of Grinnellians

‘Unsung hero’ of the American theatre inspires gift for future Grinnell College thespians

Atlanta physician inspired to give back to Grinnell College

Kispert family brings philanthropic leadership to athletic excellence at Grinnell

New biology endowed chair created as tribute to friend, swimming teammate


Alumna sets up global fund to expand minds and opportunities with travel

Alumni Couple Gives $1.15 Million to Grinnell College for Student Career Advancement

An endowed professorship and student internships are this couple’s gifts to Grinnell --and the planet

Former Class Fund Director Tim Hopkins ’77, renews his commitment to Grinnell’s growth

Alumni Give $1 Million to Establish Career–Focused Communities at Grinnell

Class of 2006: Giving as a Class


Four Generations of Grinnellians: The McMurrays - Julia McMurray '08

Philanthropists increase commitment to career-focused communities at Grinnell

Finding Her Future: Michelle Joy '96

Giving for a More Diverse Future: Samuel A. Rebelsky

Four Generations of Grinnellians: The McMurrays - Scott McMurray '79

Building a Legacy: Class of 1966