Giving to Reed

Reed College alumnae Arlene Blum

Arlene Blum ’66, ice-ceiling breaker and anti-toxics advocate

“By giving to Reed, we can change the world.”
—ARLENE BLUM ’66

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE REED

Challenging
Nurturing
Creative

THESIS TITLE

Fumarole emanations from Mount Hood, Oregon (anticipated a Cascades eruption 20 years before Mount St. Helens blew its top)

PROUD MOMENTS

Successfully led the first American and first women’s ascent of Annapurna I, the most dangerous 8,000-meter peak in the world

Worked with partners to change an ineffective 38-year-old California law that had led to the use of harmful flame retardants in our nation’s furniture and baby products

Reed encourages people to be curious, to solve problems, and to be highly ethical. The skills I honed at Reed prepared me for everything from attempting icy summits to changing policy.
I ask you to join me in supporting the college because our collective support makes more of an impact on those who go on to change the world than any one of our gifts possibly could.