How many of the scientists who have shaped our world can you identify? Here’s a few—all Nobel laureates: Harold Varmus. John Mather. Peter Agre. Thomas Steitz. And their schools? Small liberal arts colleges.
When it comes to graduate science education, nobody does it better than America’s great research universities. But your probability of reaching the pinnacle of science is much better if you start at a liberal arts college with a great science program...where you can get your hands on state-of-the-art equipment from day one, where you can work with full professors on research, where classes are small and teamwork is the rule.
For 150 years, North Central College has been one of those schools. As we celebrate our Sesquicentennial, we’re looking to match our first-rate teaching faculty with a science facility worthy of the tradition that produced Ed Rall; and to do that we need the help of someone who “gets it”—the importance of sustaining the excellence of American science in the 21st century and the crucial role of private colleges like North Central in that effort—and has the financial capacity, vision and generosity of spirit to underwrite a lead gift. If you are that individual, we want to talk with you.
We’re looking for another Ed Rall. And another. And another. Your philanthropy can make it possible for a great small college to produce more than its fair share of scientific stars in the 21st century.