Support for the College comes in strongly during Ripon Rally Days giving experience

Ripon Rally Days, a spring online giving experience, was held April 20-23 during Inauguration Week. Donors could choose from 14 ways to support Ripon College in honor of President Victoria N. Folse, the institution’s 14th and newly inaugurated president.

The 14 ways included the Ripon Fund, Franzen Science Center, Hopp Stadium, residence halls, Friends of the Arts, Red Hawks Club, scholarships, the Career Discovery Tour, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the endowment, the Center for Career and Professional Development, faculty development, and student activities.

Also included was the Folse Fund, an annual discretionary presidential fund to support student-centered priorities. The Folse family matched the first $10,000 given to this special fund.

The 574 donors who participated raised $327,710.

The reunion classes of 1978, 1983 and 2003 all met their gift challenges. The Class of 1978 had the most donors, 93, in this, their 45th reunion year. Since our spring giving event began in 2018, the Class of 1978 has claimed the top spot for alumni donors each year. The Class of 1973 raised the most money with $83,276.

(Photo: Jacob Nelson ’25 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and Madison Riebe ’26 of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, sign thank-you cards to donors during Ripon Rally Days.)


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