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Programs & Events 

 Get Involved

Scripps College is made stronger by the generous support of parents and families. We encourage you to get involved in the ways that best fit your passions and abilities. Hundreds of parents engage with our community each year by sponsoring an internship, mentoring students, or making a gift.

If you are interested in participating in any of these areas, please contact or fill out our Volunteer Survey. We look forward to connecting with you!



Build a Community of Families

Regional Family Chapters connect Scripps families in ways that build community away from campus. Members meet a few times a year, and each chapter designs their own calendar of events. 

Alumnae/Family events: Enjoy an evening of networking with other Scripps parents and alumnae that live in your region.  

New Family Phone Calls & Welcome Receptions: Help new families feel connected to the College before the school year even starts. Reach out and get to know incoming families, either with a welcoming phone call or by hosting a welcome reception.

Care Package Parties: Let students from your area know that someone is thinking of them by working with other parents to create seasonal care packages. 

Book Clubs: Explore some of the same books your student is reading on campus, or find topics that match the group's interest. 

Guest Speakers: Gather with others when a Scripps professor or notable alumnae travel to your area.

Strengthen Student Opportunities

Career Treks:  Help introduce students to your place of business. Visits often include a tour and Q&A with professional staff about your organization.

Mentoring: Work one-on-one with students who are interested in your field. Help them learn more about the industry, share your own career path, and advise what they can do to prepare for the future.

Industry Panels: Participate in a discussion with other professionals to share insights and advice related to your field of work.

Campus Networking: Participate in a networking event on the Scripps campus. Events range from speed networking to casual receptions.

Offer Internships:  Arrange for Scripps students to intern at your place of business. 

Hire New Graduates: Assist our young alumnae by giving them their first job out of college.

Partner with the Laspa Center for Leadership: Help Scripps students develop leadership qualities through various programs with the Laspa Center. 


Engage in Philanthropy

Support The Parent Fund:  The Parent Fund is the primary vehicle for parents to support the College.  It provides critical operating support for the College, and enables us to hire quality faculty, maintain a beautiful and safe campus, and provide internship and study abroad opportunities to students. 

Facilitate a Foundation, Corporate, or Matching Gift: Scripps accepts gifts from both family and corporate foundations. Donors are also encouraged to explore whether their employer has a matching gift program.

Provide Scholarship/Internship Support: Supporting scholarships enables Scripps to attract and retain exceptional students who might not otherwise be able to attend. Funding an internship provides an opportunity for students to gain professional experience and opens doors for future employment. 

Make Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Calls: Connect with other parents in your area and encourage them to join you in supporting the College. 

Support the "More Scripps" Campaign: Scripps is in the final year of its transformational $175M campaign. Gifts to the campaign will strengthen Scripps endowment, enhance campus facilities, and create student opportunities. 

Include the College in your Estate Plan: Over the past 90 years, hundreds of families and alumnae have made bequests and other planned gifts to the College, providing a legacy of support for the education of women who will make a difference in the world.