ELLEN BROWNING SCRIPPS
In addition to founding The Bishop's School and Scripps College, Ellen Browning Scripps (1836-1932) generously supported prominent institutions all across Southern California. Investments in the Scripps’ chain of newspapers provided her with an independent fortune when she moved to La Jolla in 1896. She felt that The Bishop’s School was “destined to be a grand institution” and therefore worth the investment. She wrote, “I feel more than assured that I have embarked in an undertaking that is almost limitless in its scope and power for good.” In accordance with her wishes, no public record was kept of her gifts. The remainder of her estate was used to establish the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation.
We honor our founders annually at the EBS Celebration at The Bishop's School in October. For more information about the annual event and the Alumni Awards Program click here