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"Reed on the Road"

Reed Takes to the Road in Seattle

Lively debate marked the Seattle kickoff event of Reed on the Road 2013 on Wednesday, February 20. More than 60 alumni, parents, and friends gathered at the Women’s University Club to toast the success of the recently completed Centennial Campaign and discuss the future of the college.

Lisa Mennet ’83 introduced a video highlighting campaign’s achievements, including the more than $74 million raised for financial aid. The 12,732 donors are changing the life trajectory of current and future Reed students, she said. And while the audience might not recognize the faces of current students captured in the video, “you will recognize their spirits.”

At a time when other colleges are considering layoffs and shutting down programs, Reed has never been in better financial shape, Reed College president John Kroger said in his opening remarks.