Current Ripon News

Ripon College Receives $1 Million Gift to Endow Professorship in Economics

A $1 million dollar gift has been made to Ripon College by Robert and Joan Murray to establish a new endowed professorship in economics. The gift is a tribute “to honor my father, a long-time trustee of the College, and my mother with a gift to the institution of higher learning that meant so much to them and was so… Continue reading

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Ripon College Receives $500,000 Grant from Mead Witter Foundation

Ripon College has received a $500,000 grant from the Mead Witter Foundation, Inc., of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., to enhance the Mead Witter Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund to a total of $1 million. “Ripon College is very proud of our historical commitment to educating generations of young Wisconsinites,” said Zach Messitte, president of Ripon College. “The generosity and foresight of the… Continue reading

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Ripon’s comprehensive campaign surpasses $25 million

Originally published Jan. 31, 2012 With its public phase and final goal still to come, Ripon’s comprehensive campaign has passed the $25 million mark. The milestone was reached through recent leadership gifts from Georgene Koblenz ’60, Bob and Patty (Parker) Francis, Joann Selleck ’73, and Rich (’73) and Ginny Srednicki, along with exceptionally strong support from numerous alumni, parents, friends… Continue reading

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$9.5 million in gifts galvanize comprehensive campaign

Originally published on Feb. 7, 2011 Gifts totaling $9.5 million have jump-started a new comprehensive campaign at Ripon College, which entered its “silent phase” in July 2010. Major gifts from trustees, Wisconsin-based foundations and a longtime supporter account for most of the sum, along with an Annual Fund that has outpaced recent years. Together they represent the most successful fund-raising… Continue reading

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