2018 Crane or Shine Challenge

115% of 20 Donor goal
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

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,018Just for Class of 2018
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An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $982 because 4 donors gaveJust for Class of 2018
Gifts to 2018 Crane or Shine Challenge contribute to:
Maize & Blue Daize 2023
1,951 Donors - $1,115,070 Donated

Help the Class of 2018 unlock $3000 dollars toward by reaching our goal of 20 donors by midnight (Bald Spot Time!) on April 5. 

Additionally, all gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $2018 (Get it? For the Class of 2018?)

And don't forget to register for Reunion! We hope to see you there, Crane or Shine!

Thank you, from the Crane to you!

The Crane or Shine Challenge was a phenomenal success, thanks to all of you! Together, we unlocked $2,018 in matching gifts for Financial Aid. We also reached 23 donors in the Class of 2018 to unlock $3,000 for Financial Aid

In total, we raised $2280 for Carleton, and unlocked $5,018 for Financial Aid from the Class of 1978. 

That's the equivalent of

  • Covering travel expenses for five Taste of Carleton participants AND
  • Funding for two externships AND
  • Chartering one tour bus for a Twin Cities field trip

Thanks for joining the Crane or Shine Challenge, and we hope to see many of you at Reunion!

-The 2018 Reunion Committee and AAF Staff

412 days ago by Estelle Bayer
Announcing: A Crane or Shine Bonus Challenge!

Did you know the Crane built itself? Now we have the chance to build on our success with a brand-new bonus challenge. If we can get 5 more donors before the end of the challenge (midnight, crane time), we have the chance to unlock an additional $982 for Financial Aid. 

This will bring the total matching gifts for Financial Aid to $6000- that’s enough to cover six prospective students’ travel expenses for a Taste of Carleton!

414 days ago by Estelle Bayer

The Class of 2018 has successfully unlocked $3,000 in gifts for Financial Aid, and unlocked $2,018 in matching gifts toward Financial Aid! Thank you to every classmate who has helped us reach this milestone.

414 days ago by Estelle Bayer

The final day of the Crane or Shine Challenge is here, and we're so close to unlocking $3,000 for Financial Aid!

414 days ago by Estelle Bayer
Cue the celebratory music, we're more than halfway to our goal!

Thanks to your generous gifts, we have unlocked $1,435 in direct matching gifts toward Financial Aid.

Even more exciting: we're more than halfway to reaching our goal of 20 donors and unlocking an additional $3,000 for Financial Aid!

Three cheers for the Class of 2018, and one more for the Crane!


415 days ago by Estelle Bayer
Today's Crane or Shine forecast: a special Crane presentation!

Check out some of the places that the Crane helped create. Here are just a few things that the Annual Fund helps support inside Anderson Hall:

  • Funding for student research experiences
  • Helping faculty develop innovative new curricula
  • Providing financial aid for students
  • And more!

With 11 more donors before midnight on April 5, we can unlock $3000 for Financial Aid!

415 days ago by Estelle Bayer
We're making progress: Crane or Shine!

Thanks to everyone who has helped us unlock $1105 (so far!) in matching funds toward Financial Aid. These dollars make a difference for current students. 

We still have a chance to unlock $3,000 if we reach 14 more donors by April 5. If you've already given, consider becoming an advocate by sharing the challenge to your social media. 

416 days ago by Estelle Bayer
The Crane or Shine Challenge starts today!

Thanks to the generosity of the Class of 1978 (who are Paying it Forward!), the Class of 2018 has an exciting opportunity to unlock gifts toward Financial Aid. From March 30-April 5, every donor and every dollar counts!

The "Crane or Shine" Challenge- in honor of the wonderful fixture that rose over campus during our last year on campus- will help increase our class participation and unlock gifts for Financial Aid. 

The impact of your gift will be increased thanks to a challenge pool funded by a generous Class of 1978 alum. If we get 20 donors and raise $2018 by the end of the challenge, our class will unlock $5018 toward Financial Aid!

So please contribute during this challenge- with a gift to the Annual Fund and your favorite memory of The Crane. And don't forget to register for Reunion so you can see what the crane helped build!

Thank you!

421 days ago by Estelle Bayer

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