2009 Bring Back Twigonometry Challenge

33
Donors
47% of 70 Donor goal
$11,725
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 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 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 2009 Donors gave $1,500 because 10 donors gaveJust for Alums (2009)

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

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

An Anonymous DonorA Group of 2009 Donors gave $3,000 because 70 donors gaveJust for Alums (2009)
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Maize & Blue Daize 2024
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About

Bring Back Twigonometry!

. . . FWIW, Twigonometry (RIP) is not in any danger of resurrection and to our knowledge will remain a fond memory of our freshman year. That secluded willow tunnel (like many other spaces at Carleton) was emblematic of the places and community that we hold dear. 

One of the things that makes the Carleton community unique is the creation and embrace of new traditions. While Schiller and Rotblatt endure, DVD Fests (quirky!) and Twigonometry were unique to our class’ time on campus. World class academics, fascinating convo speakers, and lifetime friendships will always remain foundations of the student experience.

For our 15th Reunion goal we hope to raise $35,000 and see 35% of our class contribute to our gift! (We’ve set our participation goal to surpass the Class of 2008’s participation for their 15th Reunion!). Your gifts will help ensure that future generations of Carls have access to the same resources that we did to make their own mark on campus culture. 

From April 4th - 10th, we’re hosting the Bring Back Twigonometry Challenge. If 70 (that’s just 10 per day) members of the Class of 2009 make gifts to the Alumni Annual Fund during this week long challenge, we’ll unlock an additional $9,000 for our class gift.

Join us? Gifts of any size will help the Class of 2009 reach our goal and ensure that Carleton continues to create transformative experiences for students like the ones we had beneath the braided vines of our beloved Twigonometry.

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Updates

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! 

93 days ago by Liz Dwinnell

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!

93 days ago by Liz Dwinnell

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

93 days ago by Liz Dwinnell

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!

94 days ago by Liz Dwinnell

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!

95 days ago by Liz Dwinnell

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).

96 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
It's "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 ☕️ 

96 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
We've unlocked $1,500

Great work, 2009! We've surpassed 10 donors, unlocking $1,500 for our 15th Reunion gift - let's keep the momentum going!

97 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
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!

98 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
Don't Miss Double Daize

Big News! 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!

99 days ago by Liz Dwinnell

In addition to the Bring Back Twigonometry Challenge, 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:

100 days ago by Liz Dwinnell
Challenge Details

103 days ago by Liz Dwinnell

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James Hannaway
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Jacob Riss
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A Maize & Blue Donor
Heart icon matched a total of $200,000
A Group of Generous '89 Classmates photo
A Group of Generous '89 Classmates
Gave $50,000 during a Challenge!
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Double Daize
Heart icon matched a total of $25,652
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A Double Daize Donor
Heart icon matched 173 gifts for a total of $24,348
A Group of Generous '84 Classmates photo
A Group of Generous '84 Classmates
Gave $19,840 because 60 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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Generous '99 Classmates
Heart icon matched 62 gifts for a total of $12,783
A Group of Generous '78 Classmates photo
A Group of Generous '78 Classmates
Gave $12,000 during a Challenge!
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A Bonus Fund Donor
Heart icon matched 92 gifts for a total of $11,845
A Group of Generous '94 Classmates photo
A Group of Generous '94 Classmates
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
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A Group of Generous '78 Classmates
Gave $7,500 during a Challenge!

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