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Marxman makes $3 million for new building

Gerald Marxman ’56

Entrepreneur and private investor Gerald Marxman of Portola Valley, Calif., a 1956 graduate of Monmouth College and former rocket scientist, has made a $3 million gift to his alma mater for the Center for Science and Business. One of the three floors at the college’s new academic building is named in his honor. Read More

McGehee donates Kubota equipment to Monmouth College’s research farm

Monmouth College students join professor Craig Watson in showing off the new Kubota tractor and RTV at the college's research farm.

The most recent gift to Monmouth College from Alex McGehee, president of Anchor Lumber in Silvis and a 1981 graduate, is already paying big dividends at the college’s educational research farm.

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Knapheide siblings make $1.2 million gift for Pi Phi house

Mary MacDill Knapheide, a member of the Monmouth College Class of 1935, joined Pi Beta Phi during her time at Monmouth and met four of the founding members of the women’s fraternity. Today, her children, Harold “Knap” Knapheide III and Vicki Knapheide Wood, have made a gift to Monmouth College for a new chapter house for Pi Phi, the first women’s fraternity in the U.S., which was founded at Monmouth in 1867.

In honor of their late mother, Mary MacDill Knapheide, siblings Harold “Knap” Knapheide III of Quincy, Ill., and Vicki Knapheide Wood of The Woodlands, Texas, have made a gift of $1.2 million to Monmouth College. Their gift will cover the majority of the cost of a new chapter house for the Pi Beta Phi women’s fraternity.
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Major gift funds McGrath Professorship

Michael McGrath ’71 and his wife, Kathryn.

Through a significant major gift, Michael McGrath ’71 and his wife, Kathryn, have funded the McGrath Professorship in Biology at Monmouth College. Read More

Monmouth Fund grows 20 percent to break new record

A stack of gift-wrapped money sits atop a Monmouth College tartan.

When Monmouth College’s annual fund topped the $1 million mark for the first time in history six years ago, the board of trustees quickly raised the bar. Read More