Give from the Heart

787
Donors
131% of 600 Donor goal
$180,327
Donated
This campaign ended on December 12, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Macalester College by clicking here!
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Andy Han photoAndy Han matched $100

Jana Hong photoJana Hong matched $100

Kwame Fynn photoKwame Fynn matched $100

Catherine Neuschler photoCatherine Neuschler matched $150

An Anonymous DonorHannah McIntire & Abass Noor matched $200

Michael Barnes photoMichael Barnes matched $200

Dan Ettinger photoDan Ettinger matched $250

Sierra Pancoast photoSierra Pancoast matched $300

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $500

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the class of 2006 matched $1,600

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the class of 2011 matched $621

An Anonymous DonorLarry & Beth Dessem '73 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorPresident Suzanne Rivera matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorPresident Suzanne Rivera matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorPresident Suzanne Rivera matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the class of 2016 matched $1,173

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the class of 1981 matched $510

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the class of 2001 matched $600

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the class of 1991 matched $1,910

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the class of 1996 matched $2,554

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the class of 1986 matched $410

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the class of 1976 matched $820
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $1,000
Incentives
Generate 3 Gifts
Zoom in style! Generate 3 gifts with your custom link and we’ll make you a personalized Mac-themed virtual background to use for video calls. To de-stress post-Zooming, you’ll also receive a downloadable “PAWS at Mac” coloring sheet featuring all of Macalester’s favorite furry friends (therapy dogs...not squirrels).

Generate 5 Gifts
Generate five gifts and we’ll send you a limited edition Macalester tote bag and notecard set featuring quotes from well-known alumni and faculty.

Generate 10 Gifts
Get the VIP treatment for one of upcoming virtual Big Questions events! You’ll have an exclusive “backstage pass” to join the presenters’ private Zoom. Join early to see the event prep and chat with the speakers, and get a special shout out during the event. We’ll even send a package of goodies to enjoy during the Big Questions event of your choice (scheduled through April 2021).
About

Give from the Heart is an opportunity for the Macalester community to give from the heart to support what you care about most. Your gift is a demonstration of your support for today’s Macalester students during a challenging year.

Visit the "Social" tab (above) to watch the replay of our livestream featuring President Suzanne Rivera and Mac community members playing the viral online game Among Us

Jackpot Challenge!
Updates
And we’re done!

What an incredible outpouring of support we’ve seen over the last four days! We far exceeded our goal, with 787 donors giving from the heart.

The Jackpot Challenge winner is . . . drumroll, please . . .  Support It All! A bonus $25,000 has been unlocked to support everything you love about Macalester and allow Macalester to continue to strive toward living our values and educating tomorrow’s leaders.

A huge thank you to all our donors and our advocates! Your generosity surrounds students with hope and helps the college live out all aspects of our mission this winter and far beyond.

287 days ago by Eva Timmons
Last day to give!

Today is the last day to Give from the Heart and help us reach our goal of 600 donors! If you’ve already made a gift, please encourage your Mac friends to contribute today. They can cast their vote for the Jackpot Challenge by making a gift to the designation closest to their heart!

288 days ago by Eva Timmons
500 donors!

A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of the 500 donors who’ve already given to support Mac students during Give from the Heart. One more day to go!

289 days ago by Eva Timmons
Wednesday night update

We’re nearly halfway through Give from the Heart and more than halfway toward our donor goal! Special thanks to everyone who joined us for the Among Us event this evening. More than 25 donors gave during the event!

So far, Support It All is leading the Jackpot Challenge with 111 donors. Remember, the designation that gets the highest number of donors throughout the campaign will unlock a bonus $25,000, courtesy of members of the Board of Trustees. Cast your vote by making a gift!

290 days ago by Eva Timmons
Among Us event this evening!

Mark your calendar for an especially fun social media event today, December 9th at 7:30pm CDT. Watch President Suzanne Rivera and Mac community members play the viral online game Among Us via a live stream.  Playing along with President Rivera will be Class Agents Emma Swanson ‘16 and Jake Levy-Pollans ‘09 along with Ana Diaz ‘18, Mike Coleman ‘11, Chad Kampe ‘04, Professor Harry Waters, Jr; Athletics Director Donnie Brooks, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Kate Ryan Reiling ‘00. 

Register here.

290 days ago by Eva Timmons
Wow! 200 donors!

You all have been so generous that we’ve already exhausted all three of President Rivera’s kick-off matches! We still have matching dollars remaining for Reunion class years and of course the Jackpot Challenge -- that means the designation that gets the highest number of donors throughout the campaign will unlock a bonus $25,000.

291 days ago by Eva Timmons
President Rivera's kickoff!

President Rivera has issued a challenge to get us started: she’s matching dollar-for-dollar the first $2,500 in gifts made to each of our three newest designations: Racial Equity Support, Student Emergency Aid, and Athletics. Make a gift now to make sure it’s matched. Also, we have a Jackpot Challenge -- that means the designation that gets the highest number of donors throughout the campaign will unlock a bonus $25,000.

292 days ago by Eva Timmons

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Robert Williams & Rebecca Williams
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Elisa Kamimoto & John Hayashi
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Matthew Bergeron & Ashley Nepp
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Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $5,000
A group of leadership donors from the class of 1996 photo
A group of leadership donors from the class of 1996
matched 10 gifts for a total of $2,554
President Suzanne Rivera photo
President Suzanne Rivera
matched 24 gifts for a total of $2,500
President Suzanne Rivera photo
President Suzanne Rivera
matched 41 gifts for a total of $2,500
Larry & Beth Dessem '73 photo
Larry & Beth Dessem '73
matched 4 gifts for a total of $2,500
President Suzanne Rivera photo
President Suzanne Rivera
matched 35 gifts for a total of $2,500
A group of leadership donors from the class of 1991 photo
A group of leadership donors from the class of 1991
matched 13 gifts for a total of $1,910
A group of leadership donors from the class of 2006 photo
A group of leadership donors from the class of 2006
matched 11 gifts for a total of $1,600
A group of leadership donors from the class of 2016 photo
A group of leadership donors from the class of 2016
matched 29 gifts for a total of $1,173
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Anonymous
Gave $1,000 during a Challenge!

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