Scarlet & Give Back Day 2023

2,553
Donors
102% of 2,500 Donor goal
$1,251,609
Donated
This campaign ended on April 20, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Grinnell College by clicking here!

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Jaimie Stomberg photoJaimie Stomberg matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2009

An Anonymous DonorAnn Poor Cary matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $200

An Anonymous DonorCW Hobbs matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

Abbey Scheckter photoAbbey Scheckter matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2002

An Anonymous DonorMaijid Moujaled ’14 & Ham Serunjogi ’16 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Students

An Anonymous DonorSteve Shender matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorHam Serunjogi ’16 & Maijid Moujaled ’14 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $7,000Just for Alumni (2012-2022)

An Anonymous DonorParents and Families Leadership Council matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $45,000Just for Parent of student or alum

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500,000
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Alison Hart photoAlison Hart gave $50 because 29 donors gaveJust for Class of 1998

An Anonymous DonorJanet Mathews-Flynn gave $95 because 19 donors gaveJust for Class of 1995

Matt Horstman photoMatt Horstman gave $100 because 5 donors gaveJust for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorDhruv Mallick gave $100 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 1999

Sarah Danberg photoSarah Danberg gave $100 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorPetar Klaetsch gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorJeremy Youde gave $100 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1999

Monique McLay Shore photoMonique McLay Shore gave $100 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1990

Janet photoJanet gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1995

An Anonymous DonorRex Chien gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2009

James Decker photoJames Decker gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1975

James Decker photoJames Decker gave $100 because $500 was given by donorsJust for Class of 1975

Sarah Sherrell photoSarah Sherrell gave $100 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 2015

Julie Pecaut photoJulie Pecaut gave $182 because 28 donors gaveJust for Class of 1995

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $500 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1999

Laura Cleveland Shepherd '82 photoLaura Cleveland Shepherd & Scott Shepherd gave $1,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 1982

An Anonymous DonorCraig Junio '90 gave $30,000 because 400 donors gaveJust for Athletics
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About

Scarlet & Give Back Day returns! 

As Grinnellians, coming together to have a collective impact on the things we believe in has long been a source of pride and inspiration — and we are never stronger than when the cause we rally behind is the strengthening of our own community. 

This Scarlet & Give Back Day, we have the opportunity to demonstrate our collective strength; to combine our skills and resources to support each other, the students of today and tomorrow, and ultimately, to have an impact on the entire world.  

Join us as we come together again! Our collective effort will mean twice as much this year — an anonymous donor is offering a dollar-for-dollar match on every gift to Grinnell College, up to $500,000.  You direct your gift to the fund or program that is meaningful to you, the matching gift donor will direct an equal amount to the fund or program they find most meaningful at the College. 

Together, we can provide more access and create even greater opportunities for students to succeed academically, professionally, and personally — and to go forth and change the world. 

Please make a Scarlet & Give Back Day gift today to maximize our community impact by taking advantage of this generous dollar-for-dollar gift match.


Celebrity Operators

Call during the times listed below to speak to one of our celebrity operators!

Wednesday, April 19 (all times are CT)

11 a.m. - noon Erin Hurley, Men's and Women's Head Swimming and Diving Coach
Noon -1 p.m. President Anne F. Harris
1p.m. - 2 p.m. Beronda Montgomery, Dean of the College and Vice President of Academic Affairs
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Emily Guenther, Director of the Prison Program
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Wayne Moyer, Professor of Political Science
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Monessa Cummins, Associate Professor of Classics

Thursday, April 20  (all times are CT)
11 a.m. - noon Sarah Purcell '92, LF Parker Professor of History
noon - 1 p.m. Brent Barnes, Head Football Coach

Challenges & FAQ
Updates
International donor challenge met!

Who changes the world? Grinnellians do! Over 50 donors came together from all over the globe and unlocked a $10,000 gift Maggie Bian '09 in support of the Professor Andrew Hsieh Career Exploration Fund for international internships.

398 days ago by Jillian Beukema
Athletics Challenge from Craig Junio '93 has been met!

Whether in the stands, on the bleachers, or right here during Scarlet & Give Back Day, Grinnell fans show their love and support to our student athletes. Thank you! ❤

398 days ago by Jillian Beukema
Will you help Grinell College grow?

398 days ago by Jillian Beukema
New Challenge Announced!

We’re Grinnellians. We like challenges. Our amazing board of trustees have generously offered an additional $100,000 in matching gifts if we reach 2,500 donors by 5 p.m. Together, we can do this!

398 days ago by Jillian Beukema
50 States and D.C. Challenge Has Been Met!

Way to represent, Grinnellians! All 50 states and D.C. joined together and met the challenge! This unlocked a $50,000 gift to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Neeta Sirur ’80!

398 days ago by Jillian Beukema
The matching gift for the classes of 2022-2012 has been met!

Way to go alumni from the classes of 2022-2012! You exhausted the $7,000 matching gift from Maijid Moujaled ’14 and Ham Serunjogi ’16! 👍

399 days ago by Jillian Beukema

Donor Maps
Class Year
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
201128$4,542
198317$4,583
199041$36,950
198518$7,244
196718$6,288
196321$4,015
201321$4,829
200717$1,484
197620$3,800
197720$9,625
200421$2,757
198622$3,380
201820$1,512
201022$1,218
200160$10,018
196922$9,199
201724$1,873
198918$5,510
201538$3,307
196421$4,823
200929$5,239
198120$5,105
202115$619
198725$5,373
19573$535
Students43$1,712
197438$16,930
199754$22,402
199241$7,396
199537$8,778
19617$1,412
198020$13,420
19460$0
199425$2,815
197112$5,569
199940$11,395
197816$14,846
201232$6,000
201917$751
199635$6,868
197015$6,528
19565$1,325
200231$3,086
197212$3,390
201426$2,810
196817$3,925
199845$9,805
19471$500
200614$3,016
197911$13,773
200036$4,707
19603$28,500
202010$884
199342$6,416
19595$637
202216$617
196619$4,150
197331$11,371
198830$6,079
19544$1,400
198422$5,069
196515$11,925
198225$7,206
19534$700
200529$3,676
201624$3,275
19522$13,297
200828$4,995
19550$0
199124$5,964
19501$100
19513$4,375
19450$0
197523$6,293
19586$1,043
19480$0
19629$13,450
19491$1,000
200321$3,852
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon61%Alumni
Book icon2%Students
Suitcase icon8%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon2%Friends
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Advocates

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Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $500,000
Parents and Families Leadership Council photo
Parents and Families Leadership Council
Heart icon matched a total of $45,000
Craig Junio '90 photo
Craig Junio '90
Gave $30,000 during a Challenge!
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $8,721
generated 13 gifts, totaling $2,169
Ham Serunjogi ’16  photo
Ham Serunjogi ’16
Heart icon matched a total of $7,000
Emma Lange photo
generated 145 clicks and 18 gifts, totaling $3,340
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Maijid Moujaled ’14
Heart icon matched a total of $3,000
James Decker photo
generated 7 clicks and 3 gifts, totaling $1,996
James Decker photo
generated 7 clicks and 3 gifts, totaling $1,996
Laura Cleveland Shepherd '82 photo
Gave $1,000 during a Challenge!

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