Ripon College Receives Big Gift From Francis Estate

Ripon College is receiving $3.1 million from the estate of Patricia Parker Francis, a longtime friend and supporter of the college. College officials say it will fully endow a professorship in economics in her name and add to a guest lectureship in economics. The Francis estate also will help renovate and expand the athletics, health and wellness facilities on campus. Ripon College President Zach Messitte says, “The gift will benefit our faculty, staff, students and community for generations to come.” To read more click here