alumnae giving

Alumna makes bequest gift to support STEM scholarships for women

When she attended Reunion earlier this year, Johanne Pryor ’61 was overwhelmed by fond memories, like the Odd class traditions, and the many changes on campus. In addition to her support for the College and donating her class ring in the past, the event prompted her to make a sizeable bequest to support scholarships for... READ MORE >>

Randolph residence hall receives LEED certification

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Wright Hall is the first building on the Randolph campus to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 108-year-old residence hall underwent major renovations last year, including the installation of a new HVAC system, an elevator, new furniture, new laundry rooms, and remodeled restrooms. Specific improvements were... READ MORE >>

Randolph receives $7.82 million gift

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Randolph College recently received a $7.82 million gift—the second largest individual gift in the College’s history. The gift, which will provide scholarships for students, was a bequest from Laura Maud Battle Winstead ’50 and her husband, Emerson Clarence. “This transformative gift is a wonderful testament to the commitment of a very special couple to this... READ MORE >>

Anonymous alumna gives $1 million to Randolph College

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By Jessie Pounds The News & Advance Randolph College announced a new $1 million gift for infrastructure from an anonymous alumna in a news release Wednesday afternoon. At the same time, the school also announced it received two additional $250,000 challenge grants for infrastructure: one from The Cabell Foundation and one from The Mary Morton... READ MORE >>

Randolph College announces $1.5 million gift for infrastructure improvements

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Randolph College announced this week another $1.5 million in donations for infrastructure improvements. “Since March of last year, Randolph has received a total of more than $4.6 million for these vital enhancements to campus,” said President Bradley W. Bateman. “This type of support allows the College to maintain and improve its beautiful historic campus. These... READ MORE >>

New labyrinth dedicated in honor of past College leaders

Alumnae and other members of the Randolph community examine the labyrinth, gifted to the College by Katharine Stark Caldwell '74.

Members of the Randolph College community gathered Friday morning to dedicate a new feature on campus that honors three former chairs of the Board of Trustees and a past president of the College. The new labyrinth is located on back campus between the Houston Memorial Chapel and the Mabel K. Whiteside Greek Theatre, and was... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces new $1.1 million infrastructure gift

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Randolph College announced this week additional pledges of $1.1 million for infrastructure improvements. The new gifts bring the total amount raised for such improvements to $3.1 million since March. The two most recent gifts were provided by the Best Portion Foundation, a Chicago foundation headed by an alumna, and long-time supporters of the College and... READ MORE >>

Randolph celebrates completion of Wright Hall renovation with ribbon cutting

Cutting the ribbon, from left, are: Matha Thornton, vice president for student affairs and dean of students; Sandeep Poudyal '16, Student Government president and head resident of Wright Hall; Susan Braselton Fant '84; Lester

A dedication ceremony Thursday officially marked the completion of a months-long renovation project for one of Randolph College’s historic residence halls. The renovation of the 107-year-old Wright Hall was made possible through generous alumnae gifts. The event Thursday featured a reception, tours and a ribbon cutting. During the renovation, which took nearly a year, Wright... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces largest fundraising total in seven years

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Randolph College recently announced its largest fundraising total in seven years—more than $10 million. The College’s fiscal year ended June 30. “We feel fortunate to have so many caring alumnae and alumni who continue to provide vital financial support to this wonderful institution,” said Bradley W. Bateman, president. “It is their generosity that allows Randolph... READ MORE >>

Alumnae and alumni fundraising participation rises again, helps Randolph surpass goal

Randolph College continues to receive important financial support thanks to friends of the College who are giving in increasing numbers. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013, the College surpassed its annual fund goal of $2.15 million. Most significantly, the College saw a 2.5% increase in the percentage of alumnae and alumni who... READ MORE >>