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Randolph goes all out for its fifth annual Giving Tuesday campaign

Three students pose with a sign that reads

Randolph College went all out for its fifth annual Giving Tuesday on December 3. During the daylong event yesterday, more than 730 alumnae and alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students contributed to the Annual Fund, helping Randolph raise more than $325,000, which surpassed the gift total in 2018. All Annual Fund gifts given to... READ MORE >>

Students package meals for area children in need

Students pack food during the Give Back event

On Thursday night, Randolph students partnered with Park View Community Mission and Food for Thought to pack meals for local children in need. The event was part of Randolph’s fifth annual Giving Tuesday campaign, and students also signed thank you cards to the College’s donors. The worldwide day of giving takes place Tuesday, December 3. This is... READ MORE >>

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 >>

Why I give: Rehema Kahurananga ’04

Rehema Kahurananga

Why is it important for you to give to the College? I am from Kenya but grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which is where I went to high school. Our senior year was all about excitedly applying to colleges and universities—primarily in the United States—with the hope that we would get in. Having sent... 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 >>