Ripon College formally launches the Forever Ripon campaign, a $75 million effort to expand access through student affordability and innovative programs, enhance our facilities, and strengthen our institution through the Ripon Fund. This campaign will prepare Ripon for the celebration of our 175th anniversary in 2026, adapt to an evolving higher education landscape and ensure a Ripon College degree is relevant for generations to come.
This is not just a wish, but an imperative — and we must act now.
$25 million Creating Access
Endowed student access and retention scholarships while increasing opportunities for Ripon students to engage with faculty for scholarship and research.
$15 million Innovating Curriculum
Endowed faculty support and development, curriculum development, experiential programming for students, and endowed diversity and inclusion support.
Strategic investments in our facilities — including an addition and thoughtful renovation for Farr Hall of Science; creation of an on-campus stadium; and updating residence halls with fresh amenities such as new furniture and collaboration spaces.
Planned $24.5 million* renovation and expansion, including instrumentation upgrades and more than 19,000 square feet of new construction for laboratory, classroom and collaboration spaces.
Planned upgrades to the residence halls to enhance the campus living experience for all Ripon College students.
*total project cost
The Ripon Fund provides crucial flexibility to the College’s budget, enabling leadership to respond to the highest and most immediate financial needs on campus.
A Campaign for
Access and Impact
|ENDOWMENT GROWTH||$40 million|
|CREATING ACCESS||$25 million|
|Endowed Scholarships||$20 million|
|Endowed Retention Scholarships||$2.5 million|
Endowed Research Opportunities
|INNOVATING CURRICULUM||$15 million|
|Faculty Support & Development||$10 million|
|Inaugural Endowed Chair in Engineering – $2.5 million|
|Inaugural Endowed Chair in Exercise Science – $2.5 million|
|Experiential Programming||$3 million|
|Internships, Career Discovery Tour, Study Abroad|
|Diversity & Inclusion||$2 million|
|Endowed Director & Programming|
|FACILITY ENHANCEMENT||$20 million|
|Franzen Science Center||$24.5 million*|
|Hopp Stadium||$8.5 million*|
|Residence Halls||$2 million*|
*total project cost
|SUSTAINING OPERATIONS||$15 million|
$67.3 million total raised
as of September 30, 2023
$75 million goal
Learn more about the Forever Ripon campaign by reading the full press release here.
If you are interested in joining the leadership fundraising phase of the campaign or naming opportunities, please contact Shawn Karsten ’09, vice president for Advancement, Marketing and Communications and chief of staff at [email protected] or 920-748-8126.