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Randolph to participate in international Giving Tuesday campaign December 3

Students pose in the Giving Tuesday photo booth during the day of giving in 2018

Randolph College will celebrate its fifth annual giving day on Giving Tuesday, December 3. Giving Tuesday is a globally recognized day of giving back, and follows the holiday shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On this day, individuals worldwide unite their efforts for the benefit of the charitable causes that matter most to... READ MORE >>

Randolph ranked in top 75 for Forbes’ Top Colleges for Return on Investment—again

Graduates walk along the Red Brick Path on front campus

For the second time, Randolph College has been included in Forbes’ ranking for America’s Top Colleges for Return on Investment. Randolph ranked 75th out of the 199 institutions on the list for 2019, and was in the top 75 in 2018 as well. To compile its rankings, Forbes used its Grateful Graduates Index to measure return on investment. Forbes examined... READ MORE >>

Randolph sets second-highest fundraising mark in college history for 2018-19

The Randolph College banner

With more than $12 million raised, Randolph College had its second-largest fundraising year in the College’s history this year—thanks to the generous support of alumnae and alumni, faculty and staff, parents, and others. The largest fundraising year was 2015-16. Giving to the Annual Fund and other unrestricted funds, including Reunion giving, totaled over $2.2 million... READ MORE >>

Alumnae receive humanitarian awards from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

Frances J. Giles ’65, Dorothy “Dolly” S. Cardwell ’58, and William Cardwell, along with other recipients of the 2019 humanitarian awards

Frances J. Giles ’65 and Dorothy “Dolly” S. Cardwell ’58 were recently honored with 2019 humanitarian awards at the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities’ (VCIC) 52nd annual Lynchburg Humanitarian Awards Dinner. Around 450 community members attended the ceremony at the University of Lynchburg on May 30. Giles has been a community volunteer for decades and... READ MORE >>

Renovating RAD: Major upgrade of athletics facility will offer significant improvement for student life

An artistic rendering by Architectural Partners of the newly renovated RAD Center, which will be renamed the Michels Athletic Center (MAC).

Thanks in large part to the generosity of two supportive donors, Randolph will begin a nearly $3 million renovation to its Randolph Athletics and Dance (RAD) Center beginning later this spring. The significant enhancement and improvement of the building, which was originally built in 1962, was made possible by two leadership gifts. One of those... READ MORE >>

Why I give: A Q&A with John and Margie Roberts Johnson ’59

Margie Roberts Johnson and her husband John

Tell us about your lives today. John and I moved to a retirement community near Roanoke, Virginia, about a year ago. Our daughter and her family live nearby, and our son and family live in Nashville. I enjoyed a career as an Episcopal church choirmaster-organist in Morristown, Tennessee; that work began as I majored in... READ MORE >>

A Legacy of Service: $1.25 million gift honors Mamie Jolley Bruce ’44

Mamie Jolley Bruce

A new $1.25 million grant will establish an endowment fund enabling the College to expand its Community Fellows program, Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman announced this week. The funding is the result of gifts from the Jolley Foundation, Jolley Bruce Christman ’69, and her brother, James McDuffie “Duff” Bruce, III. The grant will establish the... READ MORE >>

‘The Greatest Gift is to Give’: Brit LeCompte supports students by funding scholarship

Britt LeCompte

The first time Brit LeCompte saw Virginia was during a vacation with his family to the Front Royal area. “My uncle decided to take the skyline drive to Staunton,” LeCompte said. “I got in this little yellow plane, and we flew over the ridge and saw the Shenandoah. It was so beautiful.” Decades later, after... READ MORE >>

Why I give: A Q&A with Bill and Ann Hepburn Webb ’84

Bill and Ann Hepburn Webb ’84 with President Bradley W. Bateman (center)

Tell us a little bit about you and your family and your connection to Randolph? Our son Andrew is a current sophomore at Randolph and I (Ann) am an alumna, Class of 1984. I majored in economics and had several high school teachers who were graduates of R-MWC and served as influences for me to... READ MORE >>

Randolph sets new record for largest-ever day of giving on Giving Tuesday

Wes Fugate, vice president for student affairs, and Randolph students express their gratitude at the Giving Tuesday photo booth

Randolph College set record highs for giving during Giving Tuesday on November 27. During the daylong event yesterday, 725 alumnae and alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students contributed to the Annual Fund, helping Randolph raise over $285,000. The results broke records for the College in both participation numbers and dollars, making Giving Tuesday 2018... READ MORE >>