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The Ripon Fund provides flexible and immediate impact resources, enabling the College to respond to pressing financial needs and to seize new opportunities. In essence, it supports the campus’s greatest need and serves as a crucial component of the College’s primary revenue sources, tuition and endowment.

As we look ahead, we know Ripon College will continue to evolve, while still holding true to the values and traditions for which it is known. Many of our alumni and friends have expressed a desire to support specific aspects of the Ripon experience that mean the most to them. With that request in mind, we are happy to provide the opportunity to select where you would like to see your Ripon Fund gift applied.

Scholarships

100% of Ripon students receive some form of financial aid. In 2019-2020 the Ripon Fund played a significant role in keeping the average annual out-of-pocket cost for a student below $12,000. 

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Faculty & Instruction

Successful renewal, recruitment and retention of an accomplished, diverse faculty will enable Ripon to sustain and enhance our leadership in undergraduate teaching.

Campus Spaces

Attracting and inspiring the next generation of faculty, staff and students depend on our ability to provide a natural and physical environment that fosters creativity and facilitates academic discovery. 

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Student Life

99% of students live on campus, experiencing formal and informal interactions that foster a sense of community, personal and intellectual growth, civic responsibility and appreciation for diversity.

Emergency Assistance Fund

The Emergency Assistance Fund provides students, faculty, and staff the ability to overcome the difficult obstacles presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Other Designations

You can also choose to support the College in the following areas:

Support the Fine Arts
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Plan Your Legacy

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