Bridges Academy: "Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy"

Bridges Academy: "Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy"

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  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Degheri Alumni Center, 120

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




In 1926, philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps (1836-1932) appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, having given away the equivalent of $100 million dollars to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Scripps Memorial Hospital, and Scripps College, among other institutions. She never married, but spent her life helping her brothers make a fortune in the newspaper industry. This lecture explores her career as a journalist and her social advocacy. It also emphasizes the importance of women in philanthropy, a tradition of leadership that continues to the present day. Join the Department of History’s Dr. Molly McClain as she shares more about her recent book and Ellen Browning Scripps.

Bridges Academy is a continuing education program for those 55 and older. Join us for exciting lectures given by USD’s leading faculty. All lectures are held mid-week on the picturesque USD campus. While the lecture series is free to all participants, the Office of Planned Giving encourages the growth of the Bridges Endowed Scholarship fund, which awards merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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Degheri Alumni Center 228
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4724
Fax: (619) 260-4790

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