2008 Blockbuster Challenge

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This campaign ended on April 06, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Carleton College by clicking here!
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Stacey Pelika photoStacey Pelika matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000
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An Anonymous DonorGenerous Class of '08 Donors gave $2,500 because 25 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorGenerous Class of '08 Donors gave $5,000 because 50 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorGenerous Class of '08 Donors gave $7,500 because 75 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorGenerous Class of '08 Donors gave $10,000 because 100 donors gave
Gifts to 2008 Blockbuster Challenge contribute to:
Maize & Blue Daize 2023
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About

It was spring 2008 in the town of colleges, cows and contentment and Carleton seniors were looking forward to commencement and whatever came next…

Little did they know that 15 years later, in the spring of 2023, they would be met with a challenge the Blockbuster Challenge. 

If the Class of 2008 receives gifts from 100 donors between March 30th - April 5th, DVD Fest videos from our past will resurface, and we’ll unlock $25,000 for our 15th reunion gift.

Will we make it? Can we do it? 

Stay tuned, because…It’s all up to US!

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Thank You Class of 2008!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2008 Blockbuster Challenge! We're incredibly grateful for your support!


Hear from students...we asked Carleton students “Why are you thankful for the Carleton community of alumni volunteers and donors?”  We have collected some of the responses on the Student Gratitude board on the main Maize and Blue Daize page.  Check it out!

439 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
We've unlocked $5,000 & another DVD Fest video

Thanks to 50 donors from the Class of 2008, we've unlocked an additional $5,000 for our 15th Reunion gift! We also get a peek at another DVD Fest video...

439 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
Register for the Virtual Carleton Alumni Faculty Talk on April 4 @ 6pm CT

Join us tonight (April 4 @ 6pm CT) for a talk with alumni Rika Anderson '06, Associate Professor of Biology, Andrew Carlson '99, Associate Professor of Theater, and Kate Meyer '09, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Provost Michelle Mattson will host a conversation about being a Carl and teaching at Carleton.

Please register to attend the Zoom panel—hope to see you there!

440 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
Still looking for recurring donors! 👀

Only a few hours left to unlock an extra $100 with a new recurring gift! Thankfully, making a monthly or yearly donation only takes a few seconds! 😉 

441 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
We've Unlocked $2,5000 & the First DVD Fest Video!


Thanks to 25 donors from the Class of 2008, we've unlocked $2,500 towards our 15th Reunion gift! We also get to take a peek at one of the DVD Fest videos from our time on campus! Way to go 2008!

441 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
Triple Your Impact Through a Monthly Contribution!

A small monthly gift can have a huge impact! Especially right now! Your monthly contribution to the 2008 Blockbuster Challenge will help unlock $25,000 to support current Carleton students!

As an added bonus, the Alumni Annual Fund is also hosting Maize & Blue Daize from March 30 - April 5. Any gifts made to the 2008 Blockbuster Challenge will also be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $1,000) through this fundwide campaign.

But wait, there's more...
Only on April 3rd, the first 40 recurring gifts will unlock an extra $100 each! 

If you want to make the most of your giving, now's your chance!
441 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
A special message for the Class of 2008!

Please enjoy this video from "Alpha" Kaizen Yang '08 to hear why he's supporting the 2008 Blockbuster Challenge.

By joining the challenge, the other versions of yourself, across multiple universes, will be grateful. You'll also help unlock $25,000 for the Class of 2008's 15th reunion gift & sneak peek videos from DVD Fests from the past. 

443 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
Maize & Blue Daize is (also) here!

Carleton’s second-annual Maize & Blue Daize (also) runs March 30 - April 5.  Here are some ways to get in the spirit of things.

  • Send a Virtual Friday Flower to a fellow Carl on Friday, March 31.  Please submit requests no later than 12 noon (Bald Spot Time!) on Friday, March 31. 
  • Sign up for a Nationwide Coffee with Carls (Saturday, April 1) event near you!
  • Gather your #MaizeAndBlueCrew ( your Carleton friends, family, coworkers, etc)  and post a pic with the hashtag and tag @carletoncollege for a chance to win limited-edition apparel. A prize goes to the biggest crew caught on camera!
  • Attend the Carleton Alumni Faculty Talk on April 4 featuring alumni Rika Anderson '06, Associate Professor of Biology; Andrew Carlson '99, Associate Professor of Theater; and Kate Meyer '09, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Join them for a conversation with Provost Michelle Mattson about being a Carl and teaching at Carleton.
  • Stay tuned to the Carleton Instagram,  Carleton Young Alumni, and the GiveCampus pages to keep up with your favorite Carls during Maize & Blue Daize!

446 days ago by Liz Dwinnell

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