Maize & Blue Daize 2024

1,974
Donors
105% of 1,866 Donor goal
$1,075,719
Donated
This campaign ended on April 11, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Carleton College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorA Generous Alum matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,500Just for Alums (2010)

An Anonymous DonorA Generous Alum matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,500Just for Alums (2011)

An Anonymous DonorGenerous 2014 Donors matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Alums (2014)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '84 Classmates matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $4,800Just for Alums (1984)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '79 Classmates matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Alums (1979)

An Anonymous DonorA Generous Carleton Alum matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorA Maize & Blue Donor matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '93 Classmates matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Alums (1993)

An Anonymous DonorGenerous '99 Classmates matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $12,784Just for Alums (1999)

An Anonymous DonorA Double Daize Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $24,348Just for Alums

An Anonymous DonorDouble Daize matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,652Just for Alums

An Anonymous DonorA Bonus Fund Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $11,846Just for Alums

An Anonymous DonorA Maize & Blue Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $200,000Just for Alums
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $250 because 25 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '19 Classmates gave $500 because 35 donors gaveJust for Alums (2019)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of 2004 Donors gave $1,000 because 10 donors gaveJust for Alums (2004)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of 2009 Donors gave $1,500 because 10 donors gaveJust for Alums (2009)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '92 Classmates gave $1,500 because 50 donors gaveJust for Alums (1992)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of 2004 Donors gave $1,500 because 20 donors gaveJust for Alums (2004)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of 2009 Donors gave $2,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Alums (2009)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of 2004 Donors gave $2,000 because 30 donors gaveJust for Alums (2004)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of 2009 Donors gave $2,500 because 45 donors gaveJust for Alums (2009)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '78 Classmates gave $2,500 because 20 donors gaveJust for Alums (1978)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '94 Classmates gave $2,500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Alums (1994)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of 2009 Donors gave $3,000 because 70 donors gaveJust for Alums (2009)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of 2004 Donors gave $3,500 because 40 donors gaveJust for Alums (2004)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '78 Classmates gave $5,000 because 40 donors gaveJust for Alums (1978)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '94 Classmates gave $5,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Alums (1994)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous Current Carleton Parents gave $5,000 because 60 donors gaveJust for Carleton Parents & Families

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous Current Carleton Parents gave $5,000 because 120 donors gaveJust for Carleton Parents & Families

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous Current Carleton Parents gave $5,000 because 180 donors gaveJust for Carleton Parents & Families

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous Current Carleton Parents gave $5,000 because 240 donors gaveJust for Carleton Parents & Families

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous Current Carleton Parents gave $5,000 because 300 donors gaveJust for Carleton Parents & Families

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '94 Classmates gave $7,500 because 75 donors gaveJust for Alums (1994)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '78 Classmates gave $7,500 because 60 donors gaveJust for Alums (1978)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '94 Classmates gave $10,000 because 94 donors gaveJust for Alums (1994)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '78 Classmates gave $12,000 because 78 donors gaveJust for Alums (1978)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '84 Classmates gave $19,840 because 60 donors gaveJust for Alums (1984)

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '89 Classmates gave $50,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Alums (1989)
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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 10 are eligible to be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $1,000) while challenge funds are available (matching pool = $200,000).
  • Gifts sent by mail must arrive by April 10 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 April 4–10 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.
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Updates
A Maize & Blue Success!


Our third-annual Maize & Blue Daize was a big success—both on campus and beyond. Whether you sent a Virtual Friday Flower, attended Worldwide Coffee with Carls, joined us at the Alumni/Student Mixer, or helped us exceed 1866 donors, we're grateful for your participation. 

Together, we unlocked more than $200,000 of matching funds and raised more than $1.075 million for Carleton’s students. That’s the equivalent of…

  • Full year grant aid packages for 15 students, plus
  • A year of Convo speakers, plus 
  • 100 new books in Gould Library, plus
  • 200 new eBook subscriptions in Gould Library, plus
  • 12 Multicultural Alumni Network (MCAN) Fellows stipends, plus 
  • 10 Curricular Innovation Grants for faculty members, plus 
  • 10 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 next year. Maize & Blue Daize will be back for Spring 2025!

Gratefully,

The Alumni Annual Fund Board & Staff

7 days ago by Abigail Tupa

It's midnight in Northfield, which means Carleton's third-annual Maize & Blue Daize is officially complete. Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, and attended events throughout the week. It's been a blast!

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

8 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We're in the final minutes of Maize & Blue Daize 2024, and the donor community keeps growing. Thank you to everyone who keeps advocating for Carleton and encouraging fellow Carls to give back. Let's finish strong! 

8 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We've reached our donor goal with time to spare! A big thank you to all the volunteers and donors who made this possible!

With time on the clock, how many more Carls can we collect? Our Maize & Blue Daize donor record stands at 1991. Can we surpass it together? Let's find out!

8 days ago by Abigail Tupa


Current students are so thankful for the donor community—and they're already looking forward to making a difference. Gifts during Maize & Blue Daize really do make an impact! 

8 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We're in the final hours. How many more Carls will join the donor community before midnight?

8 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We've depleted our Maize & Blue Daize match and unlocked all $200,000 for Carleton! BUT a generous donor has offered up a bonus pool of $50,000 for the final hours of the challenge! Gifts will be matched 1:1 (up to $1,000 each). 

These funds are on the line—whatever we don't unlock will disappear at midnight (CT)! 

8 days ago by Abigail Tupa

A sunny spring day in Northfield calls for an iced beverage in our signature "Fund Facts" cup. This is just one of the many ways students have been learning about the power of philanthropy this week!

8 days ago by Abigail Tupa

There are only 6 hours left in Maize & Blue Daize 2024...but it only takes 60 seconds to make a gift! Help us reach our goal of 1866 before midnight!

8 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Students are seizing their final opportunities to earn prizes at Maize & Blue HQ in Great Hall! 

8 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Our goal is within sight, but we haven't reached 1866 donors yet. Let's make the final 12 hours count!

8 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We've surpassed the 1500 donor mark on this final day of Maize & Blue Daize! The 1866 milestone is around the corner, keep up the great work, Carls!

8 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Carleton's dining service, Bon Appetit, joined in the Maize & Blue Daize fun with maize and blue treats all week. Check out what else they served up!

9 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Only 3 hours left to earn our second Double Daize double match. Keep spreading the word—let's unlock the last $1,000 for Carleton!

9 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Congrats to our four Blue Monday prize winners who will each take home a $15 Goodbye Blue Monday Coffeehouse gift card to use next time you're in Northfield. Thank you for donating on yesterday's themed day!

-Seth Miller '92 & Cassondra Thomas '91
-Nora K Cassidy '13
-William G Burkett '88
-Nick Corson '92 & Jenn McGregor '92

Winners, look for an email with instructions to confirm your prize!


9 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Even Toff is getting into Maize & Blue Daize from his post in the Libe 💛 💙 

Gould Library is a great reason to be grateful for Carleton—especially during National Library Week. Make a gift in honor of all the student workers, staff, and faculty who make it a wonderful resource on campus!

9 days ago by Abigail Tupa
A Surprise *Second* Double Daize!

Double Daize dollars are back! For the next 24 hours, gifts are matched 2:1 (up to $1000) until the matching pool is depleted. Make your gift by 12 p.m. CT on April 10 to claim this incentive!

9 days ago by Abigail Tupa

There's still time on the clock for this Blue Monday incentive! Four lucky winners will walk away with Goodbye Blue Monday Coffeehouse gift cards! 

10 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We're reached the 1000 donor mark in Maize & Blue Daize 2024. Our goal of 1866 is within sight now. Let's keep the momentum!

10 days ago by Abigail Tupa

SWA Dog Maisy is helping us say goodbye to “Blue Monday!”

Watch the video to learn about Carleton’s existing mental and physical health programming—like the SWA Dogs—plus plans to dramatically enhance Student Health and Counseling (SHAC).

11 days ago by Abigail Tupa
April 8 is Blue Monday

Maize & Blue Daize wouldn't be complete without "Blue Monday!" Donors today will be entered into raffle for a Goodbye Blue Monday gift card to use during your next trip to Northfield ☕️ 

11 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Carls had fun reconnecting yesterday at Worldwide Coffee with Carls. A record 50 gatherings happened in person and virtually. Thank you to all our hosts and attendees for making this tradition a success!

11 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Double Daize dollars remain...for 1 more hour!

There's only ONE HOUR LEFT to earn the Double Daize 2:1 match. Unclaimed funds will disappear at 12pm. Make your gift soon to make an extra impact!

12 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Complete the Carls Crossword!

Have you completed the Carls Crossword created by New York Times-published Billy Bratton '25 yet? Complete it online or print a copy for yourself here!

13 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Students were writing thank you notes to donors like YOU at Maize & Blue HQ today. 

There's still time on the clock for Double Daize. Make your gift by 12pm on Saturday, April 6 to have it matched 2:1—and perhaps you're receive a handwritten note from a student, too!

13 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Starting now, Maize & Blue Daize gifts will be matched 2:1! The $50K in Double Daize matching funds are ONLY available for 24 hours. If they're not earned, they'll disappear. 

Make your gift before 12pm on April 6!

13 days ago by Abigail Tupa

It's a beautiful morning for one of our favorite Maize & Blue Daize traditions—Campus Coffee with Carls. Students are voting for the best coffee in Northfield. What would you vote?

13 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We've surpassed 500 donors on Day 1 of Maize & Blue Daize. Onward to 1866!

14 days ago by Abigail Tupa

The entire Carleton community is invited to participate in the Maize & Blue Wellbeing Challenge designed by Anna Grove '21. Focus on improving your mind, body, and spiritual health with these quick tasks. The sooner you sign up, the more points you can earn. Winners take home the coveted Moo Mug!

14 days ago by Abigail Tupa
We have a winner!

Great Hall has been transformed into Maize & Blue HQ this week. Students are earning points for completing Carleton-themed activities and attending events.

We already have a winner for our 100-point prize—a custom JBL speaker featuring the Carleton water tower. Wow!

14 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Hear more about Maize & Blue Daize on Carleton News—and learn about other campus updates while you're there!

14 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Carleton's third-annual Maize & Blue Daize is officially LIVE! Thank you to all the donors who made gifts early. We're off to a record-setting start! 

Maize & Blue Daize is bigger and better than ever. Visit the event lineup to see what's happening on campus. Regardless of your location, there are so many ways to participate in Maize & Blue Daize:

15 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Donor Maps
Class Leaderboard
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
201427$4,165
19594$2,100
20235$140
19718$21,910
19779$1,925
196710$4,260
201213$589
199127$16,211
199830$24,545
198620$4,300
199520$2,558
198730$16,135
201317$993
201918$1,184
199261$19,473
199469$41,974
200622$3,175
198113$14,575
199316$8,500
197520$1,725
197616$2,600
198948$61,955
197923$9,235
197863$78,530
201018$3,555
200021$2,298
199956$25,567
199721$3,350
200929$11,725
19420$0
19541$200
200130$8,137
19623$200
19530$0
19470$0
19440$0
202013$425
19460$0
201810$1,537
19708$2,265
197410$2,610
19510$0
198014$3,230
196813$7,760
19583$150
19430$0
19500$0
19522$100
19638$8,500
19450$0
197314$5,475
19655$1,525
19563$165
19604$925
19666$1,850
200227$2,474
20169$570
19480$0
201511$2,252
19696$749
200713$2,992
20175$125
196411$2,350
19726$993
202210$432
1984113$78,692
198524$8,870
200331$6,430
198227$9,620
19490$0
200811$610
198823$3,095
199627$2,600
19615$2,955
201115$942
200517$2,365
200418$9,600
19550$0
198319$6,034
199043$10,141
19570$0
20214$270
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Suitcase icon2%Faculty/Staff
Book icon2%Students
Friends icon1%Friends
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Heart icon matched a total of $200,000
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Gave $50,000 during a Challenge!
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Heart icon matched a total of $25,652
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Heart icon matched 173 gifts for a total of $24,348
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Gave $19,840 because 60 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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Heart icon matched 62 gifts for a total of $12,783
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A Group of Generous '78 Classmates
Gave $12,000 during a Challenge!
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Heart icon matched 92 gifts for a total of $11,845
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Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
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