Striving Together

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This campaign ended on July 01, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Carleton College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorA Generous '93 Classmate matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorA Generous '08 Classmates matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Generous '78 Classmates matched $20,000

An Anonymous DonorA Generous Carleton Alum matched $50,000
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An Anonymous DonorA Generous Class of 1978 Alum gave $1,800

This June, Carls are Striving Together to support students and get $1 million closer to our $10.6 million annual goal. 

Gifts to the Annual Fund propel Carleton forward by providing resources for the college's immediate needs. Carleton's top tier academic experience, robust residential life, vibrant athletics programs, and campus traditions exist because of the Annual Fund.

Make your Annual Fund gift by June 30!

25th Reunion
Another phenomenal fiscal year—thanks to you!

That's a wrap on another phenomenal fiscal year, thanks to the always-generous Carleton community—including you! In June 2023 alone, 2000+ alumni, families, faculty/staff, and friends of the college came together to unlock $50,000 of matching funds and raise more than $1.2 million for current students.

For context, that's the equivalent of...

  • Full year grant aid packages for 20 students, PLUS
  • Funding for 3 summer Multicultural Alumni Network (MCAN) Fellows, PLUS
  • 100 new books in the Libe, PLUS
  • Funding for 2,500 free mental and physical health counseling appointments at Student Health and Counseling (SHAC)!

Thank you for Striving Together for a stronger Carleton this year. We look forward to sharing a recap of the year and our collective impact later this month!

- The Annual Fund Staff

89 days ago by Abigail Tupa

A round of applause for the incredible Carleton donor community! We've ended June on a high note by surpassing $1 million AND exceeding 2,000 donors. 

Big thanks to all the AAF volunteers who made this outcome possible. We wouldn't have made a dent in our goals without your efforts. Thank you for amplifying the message of the Annual Fund.

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

89 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We're reaching all kinds of fun milestones tonight. This month has seen an incredible showing of generous donors. Thank you all for your contributions!

89 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Three cheers for our volunteers whose outreach and philanthropy education helped us raise $1 MILLION this month! Thank you to everyone who contributed gifts of all sizes! 

There are still a few hours on the clock, and we're only a few Carls away from 2,000 donors. Can we surpass that threshold, too?

89 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Only THREE HOURS left on the clock for Fiscal Year 2023, and we're 98% of the way to $1 million. Let's head into the weekend on a high note by reaching our goal!

89 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Summer is well underway, and hundreds of Carleton students are busy pursuing internships, fellowships, and research opportunities around the globe. Hear what Abby, Ayanna, Seven, Gabriel, Ellie, and Tiffany are learning this month on their project sites.

Alumni gifts help fund these experiential learning opportunities—and the academic departments that helped spark and nourish these interests for students. 

90 days ago by Abigail Tupa

More than 1500 members of the Carleton community have contributed to the Annual Fund this month alone—incredible! Let's see how many more we can bring into the fold as we strive for $1 million!

90 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Today, June 30, is the final day of Carleton's fiscal year! We're 90% of the way to our goal of $1 million to support current students. Let's rally to raise that final 10%!

90 days ago by Abigail Tupa

The Carleton community successfully unlocked all $50,000 of our June matching funds! Thank you for spreading the word about this donor incentive.

Good news: every gift to the Annual Fund makes an impact for Carleton—even without extra matching funds. You can still be part of the collective impact!

91 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Our matching funds are going QUICKLY! Only the next ~20 donors will unlock $100/each! Act soon to amplify your impact! 

91 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Just two (full) days of June remain, and we're 80% to our campaign goal of $1 million. Let's close the gap! 

We've almost exhausted our $50,000 matching pool, but funds are still available for the next 45 donors! Encourage your peers to act now if they'd like to maximize their impact! 

92 days ago by Abigail Tupa

Carleton recently announced promotions for these eight incredible faculty members. You can read about their scholarship, accomplishments, and courses in the Carleton News article!

Gifts to the Annual Fund not only support current students, but Carleton's beloved faculty members, too. Consider giving in honor of an educator who made a difference for you (or your student)!

92 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We love seeing this photo—taken by Hala Shabaita ’24—our wall as part of the 2023 Carleton Calendar. It's a fitting image for our June 30 fiscal year end deadline, right? ⏰ All of the student photography featured in this year's calendar is available for download in the 2023 Calendar Photo Gallery!

The Carleton Calendar is just one of the ways we steward the college's Annual Fund donors. We're already working on the next one, and we can't wait to share it with FY23 donors this fall! 📅 

93 days ago by Abigail Tupa

There are only 7 days left in the fiscal year and we're nearly 70% of the way to our $1 million goal! Let's keep up the momentum for Carleton as we head into the weekend.

Don't forget: there are still matching funds available! Don't miss this opportunity to amplify your impact for current students!

97 days ago by Abigail Tupa

There's still time to multiply your impact for current Carleton students thanks to our generous matching donor. Gifts of every size make a difference—here are just a few examples!

98 days ago by Abigail Tupa

More than 1,000 members of the Carleton community have supported current students this month alone—wow! 

We still have matching funds available for the next 367 donors. Make your gift today to unlock an extra $100!

98 days ago by Abigail Tupa

A special announcement for the Carleton community! Starting today, a generous Carleton alum is matching every new gift to the Annual Fund with $100/each (up to $50,000)! Make your gift before the matching funds run out, and spread the word! 📣 📣 📣 

99 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Reunion is Underway!

We've enjoyed greeting Carls of all generations as they check in for Reunion 2023. Welcome home, 3s & 8s!

104 days ago by Abigail Tupa

In her Commencement address, President Byerly reminded the Class of 2023, "Carleton is not just your school for four years; it is your home for a lifetime." In that spirit, Carleton will welcome 2,100+ alumni and families back to campus for Reunion Weekend, and we can't wait to reconnect.

3s & 8s alumni, there's still time to contribute to your Reunion Class Gift. Make your celebratory contribution today!

105 days ago by Abigail Tupa

We've crossed the 500 donor mark just as we've hit the midpoint of the month. Thank you to everyone who has joined the donor community thus far—this month, and throughout the year. How many Carls will join our collective impact by June 30?

105 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Highlights from Commencement Speaker Jonathan Capehart '89

Commencement speaker Jonathan Capehart '89 shared his reflections with the graduating Class of 2023 on Saturday during Carleton's 149th Commencement. View the highlight reel!

Each of the 486 graduates was supported by the Annual Fund during their time at Carleton. Make your gift to continue to make the Carleton experience possible! 

105 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Tune in to the 149th Commencement on 6/10

Carleton College’s 149th Commencement will take place Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 9:30A.M CT. We cannot wait to celebrate the graduates of 2023!

Even if you're far from campus, you can help us welcome the Class of 2023 to the alumni community via the ceremony livestream! Tune in to hear from Commencement speaker Jonathan Capehart '89 and to witness this milestone for our newest graduates!

111 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Throwback to Move-In Day 2019

Today, members of the Class of 2023 are enjoying their last day as Carleton students. We're remembering where their journey started: Move-In Day 2019!

Gifts to the Annual Fund support the entire Carleton experience—from Day 1 to Commencement. Thank you to everyone who helped make the Class of 2023 experience possible!

111 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Senior Week Traditions

Senior Week is underway at Carleton! The Class of 2023 celebrated together at the Senior Banquet last night—and of course snapped pictures on the Carleton sign. We're excited to officially welcome them to the Carleton Young Alumni community on Saturday!

The Annual Fund helps make traditions like Senior Week and Senior Banquet possible. Make your gift by June 30!

112 days ago by Abigail Tupa
Welcoming the Class of 2027!

Admissions recently welcomed 560 members of the Class of 2027. The newest Carls hail from 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 29 countries. Within the incoming class...

  • 38% identify as BIPOC
  • 30% come from middle income backgrounds and 19% are Pell-eligible
  • 16% are first-generation college students
  • 10% are international students

Help show the Class of 2027 the strength of the Carleton alumni network with a gift at

119 days ago by Abigail Tupa

June is a busy time for Carleton! Celebrations like Senior Week, Commencement, and Reunion make this one of the most memorable months of the year. And it all culminates with Carleton's fiscal year end.

Join us on the countdown to June 30—and support all the milestones along the way—by making your gift today!

119 days ago by Abigail Tupa

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