Maize & Blue Daize 2023

1,951
Donors
104% of 1,866 Donor goal
$1,115,070
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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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Estelle Bayer photoEstelle Bayer matched $100

Stacey Pelika photoStacey Pelika matched $1,000

Deirdre Weaver photoDeirdre Weaver matched $1,989

An Anonymous DonorA Generous '85 Classmate matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorA Generous '75 Classmate matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorA Generous '91 Classmate matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorA Generous '74 Classmate matched $33,000

An Anonymous DonorThe '98 Reunion Committee matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous Carleton Alumni matched $200,000
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Stacey Pelika photoStacey Pelika gave $250

An Anonymous DonorA Generous '81 Classmate gave $5,000 because 23 donors made a gift in 12 days

An Anonymous DonorA group of generous '93 classmates gave $9,000
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About


During Maize & Blue Daize, gifts to the Alumni Annual Fund will be matched!

  • Alumni gifts received online, by phone, or by mail by April 5 are eligible to be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $1000) while challenge funds are available (matching pool = $200,000).
  • Gifts sent by mail must arrive by April 5 to count for the match.
  • New recurring gifts (monthly or yearly) are eligible for matching funds, but installments of previously established recurring gifts that process from March 30-April 5 will not unlock challenge funds.
  • If you wish to make a non-cash gift, please contact the Alumni Annual Fund Office at aaf@carleton.edu to ensure it's counted for the match.


April 1 - Worldwide Coffee with Carls

Coffee with Carls is coming to a place near you on Saturday, April 1. You’ll be able to meet with other Carls in your vicinity to connect, reconnect, and build community over a cup of coffee, tea, or something else. Check out the website for specific times and locations near you.

All Week - Share your #MaizeAndBlueCrew

Post a picture of your #MaizeAndBlueCrew with the hashtag and tag @carletoncollege for a chance to win limited-edition apparel. A prize goes to the biggest crew caught on camera!

All Week - Follow the Action

Stay tuned to the Carleton Facebook pageCarleton InstagramCarleton Young Alumni Instagram, and Carleton LinkedIn pages to keep up with your favorite Carls during Maize & Blue

March 31 - Send a Virtual Friday Flower

Near or far, celebrate Maize & Blue Daize by sending a Virtual Friday Flower to a Carl you care about. Please submit requests by 12pm (Bald Spot Time!) on Friday, March 31.

April 4 - Maize and Blue Daize Carleton Alumni Faculty Talk

Join alumni Rika Anderson '06, Associate Professor of Biology; Andrew Carlson '99, Associate Professor of Theater; and Kate Meyer '09, Assistant Professor of Mathematics for a conversation with Provost Michelle Mattson about being a Carl and teaching at Carleton.

View the full lineup of campus events here.


Student Gratitude
Updates
Thank You from our Maize & Blue Crew!

Our second-annual Maize & Blue Daize was bigger and better than ever—both on campus and beyond. Whether you sent a Virtual Friday Flower, attended Worldwide Coffee with Carls, tuned in to the Carleton Alumni Faculty Talk, or helped us reach 1866 donors, we're grateful for your participation. Thank you for being part of the festivities!

Together, we unlocked $250,000 of matching funds and raised more than $1.1 million for Carleton’s students. That’s the equivalent of…

  • Full year grant aid packages for 20 students, plus
  • A year of Convo speakers, plus
  • Three Multicultural Alumni Network (MCAN) Fellows stipends, plus
  • Four Curricular Innovation Grants for faculty members, plus
  • Four Student Research Partnerships (SRPs) for students to partner with faculty members on research over the summer, plus
  • New uniforms for three athletic teams!


Thank you for being part of this collective impact at Carleton! We’re already looking forward to celebrating our next Maize & Blue Daize with you!

Gratefully,
The Alumni Annual Fund Board & Staff

244 days ago by Abigail Tupa

The clock has struck midnight here in Northfield, which means that's a wrap for Maize & Blue Daize 2023! Thank you to our alumni, parents & families, faculty, staff, and students for making this whirlwind week possible. 

Lastly, a thunderous round of applause for our wonderful Alumni Annual Fund volunteers and Parents Advisory Council members who championed this challenge. Maize & Blue Daize would not have been possible without you.

Check back here for updates on our final numbers in the coming days!

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Only one hour remains in Maize & Blue Daize 2023. So many Carls have already come together in support of students during this campaign—thank you! 

There's still time to make an impact. Make your gift by 11:59pm CT to be counted among this year's donors!

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Congrats, Carls! We made it to 1866 donors just in time! Thank you to all the volunteers and donors who helped us reach this milestone!

There's still a little time on the clock. Let's see what we can achieve by 11:59pm Bald Spot Time!

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We're only 66 donors away from our goal with 3 hours on the clock! Volunteers, keep up the great work!

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Did you miss last night's Maize & Blue Daize faculty talk? Good news: the event recording is now online! Tune in to learn about being a Carl and teaching at Carleton! 

A big thank you to Rika Anderson '06, Andrew Carlson '99, and Kate Meyer '09 for sharing their experiences with us, and to Provost Michelle Mattson for hosting this thoughtful conversation. Lastly, kudos to the Carleton Alumni Relations Office for hosting this incredible event!

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We've depleted the 25th Reunion Committee's generous $50,000 bonus matching pool with time to spare. But, we're still shy of our donor goal. Help us reach 1866 by 11:59pm Bald Spot Time to make this Maize & Blue Daize week complete!

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Holy cow, more than 1600 members of the Carleton community have joined the Maize & Blue Daize movement! We won't be content until we reach our goal of 1866, though. Let's keep the momentum and support our favorite Northfield college!

(Get it? Northfield: cows, colleges, contentment?) 🐮 🏫 😊

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa

President Byerly stopped by Maize & Blue HQ this afternoon to share Carleton trivia with students. Answering 10 questions correctly earned 10 tickets to exchange for custom Carleton gear!

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We've surpassed the 1400 donor mark with just 12 hours to go. Plenty of Maize & Blue Bonus Funds remain, so keep sharing the news far and wide!

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Announcing a Maize & Blue Bonus!

Cue the maize & blue confetti—we have a Maize & Blue Bonus!

The Class of 1998 is “Still Maiz-e After All These Years,” and in the spirit of stretching for our Reunion Gift, they're challenging the rest of the fund to keep fundraising, too. 

Generous members of the 25th Reunion Committee have offered up an additional $50,000 of matching funds for the remainder of Maize & Blue Daize. Gifts will continue to be matched dollar-for-dollar ($1,000 cap)!

245 days ago by Estelle Bayer

Carleton alumni have successfully unlocked the full $200,000 Maize & Blue Daize matching pool! Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who made this milestone possible!

There's still time on the Maize & Blue Daize clock. Let's reach 1866 by midnight!

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We've crossed the 1,200 donor mark! Just over $8,000 in matching funds remain. Make your gift before they run out!

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa

April 5 is the final day of Maize & Blue Daize! Matching funds are still available, and we are yet to reach 1866 donors. Can we reach our goal by the 11:59pm deadline?!

245 days ago by Abigail Tupa

A-maize-ing! 1000 members of the Carleton community have come together to support students during Maize & Blue Daize. Only 866 donors to go to reach our goal! 

246 days ago by Abigail Tupa
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!

246 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We're nearing the 50% mark with 2 days to go! Keep spreading the news to help us reach 1866 donors by April 5 at 11:59pm Bald Spot Time!

246 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Still looking for 25 recurring donors! 👀

Only 4 hours left to unlock an extra $100 with a new recurring gift! Thankfully, making a monthly or yearly donation only takes a few seconds! 😉 

247 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Recurring donors unlock $100 each on April 3!

Our Monday bonus incentive is still available for the next 30 donors. Make a recurring monthly or yearly gift to unlock $100 in addition to the dollar-for-dollar match!

247 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Passing the 600 donor mark was a great way to start this Monday! Only three more days to reach our goal of 1866 donors. Keep spreading the word!

247 days ago by Abigail Tupa
An A-maize-ing Monday Surprise!

Today only, new recurring gifts will unlock an EXTRA $100 each—in addition to the dollar-for-dollar match! Be one of the first 40 recurring donors to qualify for this extra incentive to make an impact!

248 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Worldwide Coffee with Carls

Worldwide Coffee with Carls was so much fun. Carleton alumni hosted 39 events around the globe and online—including this one in Maine! 

Thank you to everyone who showed up. If you haven't already, upload your Coffee with Carls photos here. Don't forget: if you post them on social media with #MaizeAndBlueCrew and tag Carleton, you have a chance to earn custom Carleton gear. The photo of the biggest crew wins!

248 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We're over 20% of our way to our goal as we head into the weekend! Thank you to everyone who has contributed already!

250 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Want Custom Carleton Gear?

Earn a custom Carleton baseball cap or scarf! Become a Maize & Blue Daize campaign advocate—the first 10 advocates to inspire 5 gifts can claim their choice of prizes!

251 days ago by Abigail Tupa

A-maize-ing, we've hit 200 donors before 12pm CT! Let's keep up the maize & blue momentum!

251 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Send a Virtual Friday Flower by 12pm on 3/31

There's still time to send a Virtual Friday Flower to a Carl you care about. Use the submission link above by 12pm CT on 3/31! E-flowers will be delivered on Friday afternoon!

251 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Show us your #MaizeAndBlueCrew

Get your favorite Carls together (in-person OR virtually) and don your maize & blue. Snap a pic and post it on social media with #MaizeAndBlueCrew + tag @CarletonCollege. The picture with the most Carls wins custom Carleton gear!

252 days ago by Abigail Tupa

The time to show your Carleton pride has arrived. We're striving for 1866 donors March 30–April 5. Help us reach our goal by making a gift and spreading the news!

252 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alums
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20226$67
20214$60
202017$280
20195$245
201821$2,280
20173$120
20164$186
20159$852
20149$1,090
201326$8,850
201219$1,645
201113$1,625
201023$4,530
200919$1,920
200859$32,471
20078$10,230
200626$3,311
200517$1,565
200427$2,882
20036$1,200
200225$2,190
200120$1,540
200021$2,685
199926$8,840
1998102$104,940
199732$22,470
199628$4,315
199528$14,986
199441$10,253
199354$40,140
199245$11,603
199166$41,858
199083$19,579
198972$14,780
19887$1,150
198754$13,859
198634$14,740
198537$16,680
198424$14,415
198313$6,544
198241$13,190
198127$23,262
198027$110,240
197922$8,200
197810$8,626
197732$11,510
197620$6,110
197535$18,550
197443$62,060
19733$3,600
19722$150
19713$210
19706$1,840
19698$5,700
19688$5,300
196717$7,595
19668$5,950
196519$6,615
19648$1,800
19639$2,340
19628$6,225
19617$1,470
19604$750
19593$1,500
19582$158
19571$100
19561$100
19542$3,000
19531$250
19523$500
19511$100
19491$500
19461$250
19411$200,000
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon56%Alums
Suitcase icon2%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon1%Friends
Book icon1%Students
Parent icon4%Parents
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Advocates

A Group of Generous Carleton Alumni photo
A Group of Generous Carleton Alumni
Heart icon matched a total of $200,000
The '98 Reunion Committee photo
The '98 Reunion Committee
Heart icon matched 264 gifts for a total of $50,000
A Generous '74 Classmate photo
A Generous '74 Classmate
Heart icon matched a total of $33,000
A group of generous '98 Classmates photo
A group of generous '98 Classmates
Heart icon matched 97 gifts for a total of $22,230
Melissa Albay photo
generated 58 clicks and 30 gifts, totaling $20,964
A Group of Generous Current Carleton Parents photo
A Group of Generous Current Carleton Parents
Gave $15,000 because 200 gifts were made during a Challenge!
Generous Class of '08 Donors photo
Generous Class of '08 Donors
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
A Group of Generous Current Carleton Parents photo
A Group of Generous Current Carleton Parents
Gave $10,000 because 40 gifts were made during a Challenge!
A Generous '75 Classmate photo
A Generous '75 Classmate
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
A Generous '91 Classmate photo
A Generous '91 Classmate
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000