Because of Carleton

$1,639,433
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65% of $2,500,000 goal
2,194
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This campaign ended on July 01, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Carleton College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorA Group of 2004 Donors matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Class of 2004

An Anonymous DonorA Generous Alum matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $45,000Just for Alums

An Anonymous DonorA Generous Alum matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000Just for Alums

An Anonymous DonorA Generous Alum matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $50,000Just for Alums
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $625 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorA generous '89 alum gave $1,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1989
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We've spent the year celebrating who we are—professionally and personally—Because of Carleton. Behind all these campus experiences, relationships, and learnings are Carleton donors. Let's close out the fiscal year by closing the gap between our progress and goal. We have $2.5 million left to raise to reach $10.8 million!


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Because of Carleton Donors

We've closed out another memorable fiscal year—thank you for your generous contributions! In June 2024 alone, we unlocked $145,000 of matching funds and raised more than $1.6 MILLION for current and future Carls.

That's the equivalent of...

  • Full year grant aid packages for 25 students, PLUS 
  • Funding for 11 summer Multicultural Alumni Network (MCAN) Fellows, PLUS
  • Support for 13 summer Student Research Partners (SRPs), PLUS 
  • Funding for 10 Curricular Innovation Grants for faculty members, PLUS
  • Funding for 2,500 free mental and physical health counseling appointments at Student Health and Counseling (SHAC)!


Because of Carleton donors, the College is prepared to support students, faculty, and staff for another successful academic year. Thank you for being part of our collective impact. We look forward to sharing a comprehensive recap of the year later this month!

- The Annual Fund Staff

14 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Let's hear it for the incredible Carleton community! We're impressed by the generosity of our alumni, families, and friends of the college once again. 

Special thanks are due to our AAF volunteers who worked tirelessly all month to amplify the message of the Annual Fund and encourage support for today's students.

Remember, these are only preliminary numbers. Look for updates throughout the next few weeks as we tabulate final stats!

14 days ago by Abigail Tupa

It's your last chance to contribute to your Class Gift for Fiscal Year 2024. If you've waited all year, now's the time to act. Make sure your gift lands by 11:59pm! 

14 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Our matching funds have officially been depleted. Thank you to our generous donor for helping inspire 500 more donors. 

The collective impact of our contributions is still a powerful reason to give. If you haven't made your gift yet this fiscal year, there's still time!

14 days ago by Abigail Tupa

The sun is setting on another fiscal year here in Northfield. Will you be one of the last 30 donors to unlock matching funds in FY24? 

14 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We're really in the final hours of Fiscal Year 2024 now! There are still matching funds for 80+ donors. Can we deplete the matching pool before midnight Bald Spot Time?

15 days ago by Abigail Tupa

A new donor milestone achieved! Only 8 hours left in the fiscal year. How many more Carls will join our donor community?

15 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Alumni Annual Fund gifts have all kinds of campus impacts. Help us support the incoming class with your gift today!

15 days ago by Abigail Tupa

A few hours late, but here's a final sunrise of Fiscal Year 2024!

Campus is uncharacteristically still this time of year, but we all know that summer is brief. There's still time to make an impact for incoming Carls. Let's show current students the strength of the Carleton community with our gifts today!

15 days ago by Abigail Tupa

It's fun to see the gifts roll in on June 30. Volunteers are hard at work reminding classmates about the fiscal year end deadline. There are still matching funds for the next 250 donors. Keep spreading the word!

15 days ago by Abigail Tupa

June 30 is upon us! Carleton's Fiscal Year End is marked in the 2024 Carleton Calendar so you never forget to make your annual contribution. Keep your eye out for the 2025 calendar in November!

15 days ago by Abigail Tupa

The donor community keeps growing! How many Carls will come together by 11:59pm CT tonight?

15 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Every gift makes an impact, but recurring gifts are a particularly great way to lend your support to current Carls. Here's what $15/month can provide!

16 days ago by Abigail Tupa

The gifts continue to roll in! Thank you to everyone who has donated thus far! 

16 days ago by Abigail Tupa

This just in: another generous alum is motivated to help us reach our goal and has offered to extend the $100 per gift match for the next 500 donors! Spread the word!

17 days ago by Abigail Tupa

The donors are rolling in now that June 30 is two days away! There are still matching funds—keep spreading the word!

17 days ago by Abigail Tupa

June donors have collectively contributed more than $1 million! We're in the final days of Fiscal Year 2024. Let's finish strong!

17 days ago by Abigail Tupa

June 30 is right around the corner. Plenty of matching funds remain—keep spreading the word!

19 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Proud Knights moment! Congrats on making it to Paris 2024, Matt Wilkinson '21!

Wilkinson posted about his unlikely journey to the Olympic Trials on Instagram—giving a shoutout to Carleton Track & Field Coach Dave Ricks and the D3 program. 

"I was a good but not great high schooler — I never made the state track meet, and I had little to no interest from D1 schools. I chose Carleton for academics and because I had some great talks with Coach Ricks. Racing at the D3 level ended up being great for my running career — there, I learned to love the sport, and found out how to be a competitor."

The Carleton Athletic Initiative (a designation of the Annual Fund) supports journeys like Wilkinson's—and those that don't end at the Olympics but still foster a love of sports, a value for teamwork, and a strong work ethic for every athlete.

21 days ago by Abigail Tupa

The Carleton community has generated more than $750,000 towards our goal of $2.5 million this month. What an incredible show of generosity! 

21 days ago by Abigail Tupa

The matching funds have pushed us over the 1,000 donor threshold. We're so grateful for this community of generous donors!

We still have 10 days left in the fiscal year. How many more Carls will contribute to our collective impact before June 30?

25 days ago by Abigail Tupa

With only 10 days left in the fiscal year, a generous alum has stepped up to offer another match. Each new gift to the Alumni Annual Fund will unlock $100 until the matching pool of $45,000 is depleted. Tell your networks before the funds run out! 

25 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We've surpassed a new milestone—$500K! This outpouring of generosity would not be possible without all our caring volunteers and alumni. Thank you!

27 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Reunion Weekend is underway! Welcome home 4s & 9s—we've missed you!

31 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Reunion Weekend is right around the corner. To celebrate, we’ve created a 4s/9s playlist on the official Carleton Spotify account that includes the top 10 songs of each Reunion year from the Billboard Top 50/Hot 100. Queue it up to listen to on your way to Northfield!

33 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We've cruised past the 500 donor mark. Let's keep up the good work!

33 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We're surpassed the $250,000 mark prior to Reunion Weekend. Thank you to all the volunteers and donors taking early action this month!

34 days ago by Abigail Tupa

In honor of the Class of 2024's Commencement tomorrow, we're looking back at their virtual class photo from 2020. Though social distancing marked their first year on campus, we're thrilled that they'll be together as they enter the alumni community. 

38 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Ever wonder what your individual gift can accomplish? Well, $5/month can have quite the impact, especially when you consider all the ripples of change three books, one counseling session, or one department event could have across campus!

39 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Did you catch this announcement about Carleton's Commencement speaker in Carleton News? Celebrated Hmong writer and Carleton alum Kao Kalia Yang ’03 will give the commencement address for Carleton College’s 150th Commencement.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Carleton to celebrate the Class of 2024,” Yang said. “It has been over 20 years since I stood on that stage. I will be the first Hmong commencement speaker in Carleton’s history, and look forward to sharing the power of our stories and their importance in our world.”

Commencement will take place Saturday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m. CT. The ceremony will be live streamed and archived for additional viewing—visit the Commencement website for links!

39 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Well, that went quickly! The Carleton community has already unlocked all $50K of matching funds from a generous alum. Thank you for helping us get off to a strong start this June. 

Let's keep this energy through Commencement, Reunion Weekend, and Fiscal Year End!

40 days ago by Abigail Tupa

More than 250 members of the Carleton community have already made gifts this month. How many will join our collective impact by June 30?

40 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Head over to Carleton's Facebook Page to check out these throwback photos of Senior Week & Senior Banquet. Spot anyone you recognize?

40 days ago by Abigail Tupa

It's June 5, which means today is the LAST day to take advantage of our dollar-for-dollar match. Just over $9K in funds remain—make your gift soon to double your impact!

40 days ago by Abigail Tupa

The Alumni Annual Fund is a special source of philanthropic support for Carleton because 100% is raised by the community and 100% spent for student benefit each year!

41 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Senior Week starts today! Check out the lineup of events the Class of 2024 will enjoy in their final days on campus, and make a gift in memory of your own senior week. Gifts are still matched 1:1 through June 5!

42 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Carls, we have 30 days to raise the last $2.5 million needed to meet the Annual Fund's goal of $10.8 million. It may sound like an daunting number, but with the power of community and collective generosity, we know it's possible!

44 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Donor Maps
Class Leaderboard
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
200824$3,426
198517$4,370
202212$296
198825$13,400
197619$7,025
200725$2,702
198020$5,095
198234$9,185
201223$1,468
199429$17,780
201124$3,995
198627$8,949
198961$30,194
200629$5,346
199082$31,051
196312$6,325
19596$1,650
20214$55
19490$0
19601$5,000
198424$7,051
200034$6,926
200431$14,025
19719$5,775
196613$2,900
200518$1,519
198738$20,644
200933$6,907
197732$22,550
197531$7,215
197828$17,775
198112$4,710
201610$496
199341$15,898
196511$4,900
19626$29,300
200234$3,230
197314$3,950
200133$13,628
196439$8,845
199233$20,056
19553$150
19440$0
199629$9,264
199961$28,535
197220$3,235
19583$800
19470$0
20147$3,208
19706$1,425
19748$2,050
19699$12,700
19523$300
19570$0
201510$1,015
19531$25
202010$258
19420$0
19460$0
19617$1,900
201925$2,390
201312$4,604
199552$17,060
199137$46,304
199740$13,780
198329$9,525
199849$27,155
201031$4,336
200345$16,024
19450$0
20177$1,095
201812$505
197927$8,355
20236$70
19684$1,010
19542$500
19511$100
19500$0
19430$0
19561$1,000
19678$1,150
19480$0
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Gradhat icon65%Alums
Suitcase icon1%Faculty/Staff
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