Vol 5. Issue 36 / November 21, 2005

Web Pages Reach Out to Donors

By Mika Ono

The Scripps Research Institute's Development Office has launched a new web site to provide more accessible and comprehensive information on giving to the institute.

"Scripp Research's new philanthropy pages cover almost every option for understanding, visiting, or giving to the institute," says Denise M. Scalzo, vice president of development. "Our improved website will help answer donor questions."

The new site provides the following features:

  • News,
  • Upcoming events,
  • Profiles of current donors,
  • Donor recognition clubs,
  • Giving programs, including unrestricted giving, disease research projects and programs, scholarships and fellowships, and buildings and laboratories,
  • Subscriptions to Scripps Research publications,
  • Contacts within the Development Office,
  • Information on how to give, including corporate gifts, foundation gifts, alumni gifts, gifts of stock, named gifts, tribute gifts, planned giving—and a secure server where individuals can donate online.

 "The web pages offer a 'one-stop shop' for those who might want to give to Scripps Research," says Development Associate Elliot Wolf. "More and more donors are going online to research organizations. Online giving is also increasing. Charity on the web is the wave of the future."

Wolf, who worked with Karla Martinez of the Development Office, Jann Coury and Robin Clark of Communications, and Bennett Peji of Peji Design on the project, estimates the new site took six months to complete—from researching which features might be useful for donors to building and posting the completed web pages. "It was a big job," says Wolf. "We're excited about this online tool for our donors. We think it's rich with content and addresses the needs of donors and prospective contributors."

Martinez, who recently earned her web master certificate from Grossmont College, adds, "The best part of the project was working as a team. Everyone was so supportive."

To reach the Giving to Scripps Research site, go to http://www.scripps.edu/philanthropy/.


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