Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Award ASC Grant for Technology

Monday, December 2, 2013

A grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations will help fund technology improvements at the college.

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations have awarded Agnes Scott College a $250,000 grant for technology updates on campus.

The upgrades, primarily related to improving the college’s campus Wi-Fi, should be complete by spring or early summer.

“We are so grateful to The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for this generous gift, which by enhancing our technological infrastructure will have a positive impact on every member of our campus community, from students, faculty and staff to campus visitors,” said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott. “The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations have a distinguished history of strategic support for the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, and it’s an honor to partner with them.”

The gift from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations is part of the college’s The Greatness Before Us campaign, through which Agnes Scott has received more than $75 million to date.

Grants awarded to private higher education institutions reflect a high strategic priority of the president from each institution and are determined by the overall quality of the institution and the impact of a proposal on the academic experience, according to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

“We believe that technology is a vital component of the 21st century liberal arts experience. This grant will make a significant difference in students’ abilities to access and use education-enriching technology on campus,” said Nancy J. Cable, Ph.D., president of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, based in Jacksonville, Fla., are a national philanthropic organization established through the generosity of the late American industrialist, Arthur Vining Davis. From their founding, the foundations have been strongly committed to the support of private higher education in America. Trustees have concentrated on privately governed and supported four-year, residential, liberal arts institutions that place strong emphasis on teaching and whose students choose majors primarily in the arts and sciences.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.