Give to Macalester Days 2022

2,190
Donors
109% of 2,000 Donor goal
$878,163
Donated
This campaign ended on April 02, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Macalester College by clicking here!
Matches
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100

Josh Aaker photoJosh Aaker matched $100

Jason Kohn photoJason Kohn matched $100

An Anonymous DonorTim & Cynthia Lynch matched $500

Josh Paulson photoJosh Paulson matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,000

Mike Skoien photoMike Skoien matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,200

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the Class of 2012 matched $2,880

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the Class of 2002 matched $4,700

An Anonymous DonorA leadership donor from the Class of 1982 matched $9,900

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the Class of 1987 matched $13,700

An Anonymous DonorThe Alumni Board Early Bird Challenge Fund matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorMacalester Soccer Parents matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorMacalester Softball Parents matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Alumni Board Final Countdown Challenge Fund matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorA group of leadership donors from the Class of 1992 matched $16,300

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees Challenge Fund matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees Challenge Fund matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorParent Council P'22 Challenge Fund matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees Challenge Fund matched $45,000

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees Athletics Challenge Fund matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorGrand Society Challenge Fund matched $70,000

An Anonymous DonorParent Council Challenge Fund matched $75,000
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorElena Tonc gave $50

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees Challenge Fund gave $100,000
Incentives
Generate 3 Gifts
We’ll recognize your efforts as a rockstar volunteer on Macalester’s social media pages.

Generate 5 Gifts
Receive a custom handmade cotton potholder in Macalester colors

Generate 7 Gifts
Only 4 left!
Receive a special edition zippered pouch crafted from the banners displayed on campus during the “Macalester Moment” campaign. A true piece of Mac’s campus just for you!

Generate 10 Gifts
Read Mac! Generate ten gifts and we’ll send you a copy of a book written or edited by a Macalester faculty member (five titles to choose from).
About

Give to Macalester Days is an opportunity for the entire Macalester community to come together to support and celebrate the Macalester experience. You can direct your gift to what you care about the most! No matter which designation you choose, your gift goes directly to support Macalester students and the good they do in the world. 

  • Financial Aid: Support Macalester’s extraordinary commitment to financial aid, which allows us to provide students of all economic backgrounds access to a Macalester education.
  • Program Support: Provide students with opportunities for growth outside the classroom – from arts performances to career development workshops to maker lessons in the Idea Lab – that make the Macalester experience special.
  • Faculty Support: Sustain the incredible education that is one of the cornerstones of Macalester’s mission, including student-faculty research, curricular development, and the flexibility to pilot new projects and academic initiatives.
  • Athletics: Help Macalester student-athletes build toward excellence with expanded efforts to support the whole athlete through nutrition and counseling services, student athlete leadership development, expanded recruitment, and more.
  • Student Emergency Aid: Support Macalester students experiencing unanticipated financial hardships related to technology and academic supply needs, emergency travel, medical expenses, and more. These funds are administered through Macalester’s Emergency Aid Program.
  • Racial Equity Support: Support Macalester’s work toward a more just and equitable campus and world. These funds are granted to projects through an application process open to students, faculty, and staff members.
  • Support It All: Support everything you love about Macalester and allow Macalester to continue to strive toward living our values and educating tomorrow’s leaders.

Updates
And that’s a wrap on Give to Macalester Days 2022!

What a week it has been!  We are so grateful for your love of this place and our students.

Final numbers for the week are . . . drumroll please . . . 2,190 donors donated a total of $878,163 (including matching funds)

Some highlights of Give to Macalester Days 2022 include:

  • 637 donors gave $170,320 to support Mac Athletics during our Mac Madness effort on March 31.
  • Our on-campus giving day on March 31 was a great day of conversation and connection. Over 400 students, faculty, and staff made a gift. Thanks to all of you who participated and volunteered!
  • The class of 2019 had the highest number of donors of any alumni class with 58 donors.
  • Donors from 49 states (we’ll get you next year, Wyoming!) and a number of countries contributed.
  • The dedicated efforts from alumni and student volunteers and our cross-campus partners, who helped rally their Macalester networks during GTMDs.
  • The Board of Trustees, Alumni Board, and Parent Council all showed their leadership through creating matching funds, which helped drive excitement.
84 days ago by Eva Timmons
Mac community, you ROCK!

With 6 hours to spare, you helped us meet our goal of 2,000 donors! You are amazing, thank you so much! For any Scots who've not had a chance to chip in, you can still do so until midnight tonight.

84 days ago by Eva Timmons
Almost there!

11 hours remaining and 250 donors needed to reach our goal and unlock $100,000. We are so grateful for the huge outpouring of support for Mac over the last few days!

85 days ago by Eva Timmons
Huge progress today!

Thanks primarily to our on-campus and Athletics efforts, we inspired over 600 donors to give today! Let’s finish this evening and tomorrow off strong so that we can reach our goal of 2,000 donors and unlock $100,000 for the Macalester Fund.

86 days ago by Eva Timmons
We're halfway there!

We’ve surpassed 1,000 donors. Amazing! Thanks to everyone who has already given today. Let’s keep the momentum going. Help us get to 2,000 donors by sharing with your Mac network.

86 days ago by Eva Timmons
It’s Mac Madness!

As part of Give to Macalester Days, all gifts made to Athletics or an individual team today will be matched dollar-for-dollar, courtesy of members of the Board of Trustees. Watch our video celebrating Mac Athletics of the past and present!


86 days ago by Eva Timmons
Today's a big day!

Today is the on-campus day of the Give to Macalester Days campaign, as well as Mac Madness–our push for Athletics giving! Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening on campus. 

86 days ago by Eva Timmons
A quarter of the way to our donor goal

A huge thank you to the 500 donors who have made a gift since the start of Give to Macalester Days! Please share with your Mac network to help us reach our goal of 2,000 donors and unlock an additional $100,000 for the Macalester Fund, courtesy of members of the Board of Trustees.

87 days ago by Eva Timmons
The early bird match has flown the coop!

The $15,000 Early Bird Match–courtesy of the Alumni Board–has been fulfilled. Thank you to all our donors thus far for starting our Give to Macalester Days campaign off strong!

89 days ago by Erica Solomon
We're off and running!

Collectively, Macalester donors support our students on and off campus, as learners, athletes, activists, and compassionate humans. Whatever your capacity to give during Give to Macalester Days, we appreciate your investment in hope for Macalester, its students, and its bright future.

106 days ago by Eva Timmons

Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
201958$1,710
202552$5,827
201851$1,292
202048$1,040
201642$1,090
201736$996
201535$1,495
202231$445
201330$1,900
200530$5,890
201430$950
202125$496
202323$170
197221$5,094
197321$7,250
202420$400
199120$29,247
201220$4,137
200019$2,230
200418$1,415
200217$9,065
201016$1,522
198715$23,220
197415$14,650
201115$1,415
200614$1,060
199214$19,510
197013$5,400
197113$10,025
196513$3,025
199013$4,243
198512$2,180
199612$6,345
200112$4,595
199712$2,123
199911$2,500
196911$5,885
198811$6,197
196810$2,650
198910$1,883
200910$2,372
197610$3,495
200310$3,890
199310$9,100
19949$1,250
19829$11,355
19819$4,315
20079$1,620
19989$5,710
19758$2,895
19838$1,103
19778$755
20088$625
19807$1,150
19867$1,020
19636$800
19666$1,050
19676$725
19626$375
19796$950
19605$1,950
19615$1,530
19954$320
19784$245
19843$950
19553$2,300
19563$400
19582$150
19512$150
19572$2,050
19542$75
19642$550
20261$200
Donor Affiliations
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Ben Gardner & Jenn Meyer
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Clementine Sanchez
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Avery Cordingley
Jessica Kinard photo
Jessica Kinard
Andrew Rayment photo
Andrew Rayment
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Nancy M. Sales
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Advocates

Board of Trustees Challenge Fund photo
Board of Trustees Challenge Fund
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
Parent Council Challenge Fund photo
Parent Council Challenge Fund
matched a total of $75,000
Grand Society Challenge Fund photo
Grand Society Challenge Fund
matched a total of $70,000
Board of Trustees Athletics Challenge Fund photo
Board of Trustees Athletics Challenge Fund
matched a total of $50,000
Board of Trustees Challenge Fund photo
Board of Trustees Challenge Fund
matched a total of $45,000
Board of Trustees Challenge Fund photo
Board of Trustees Challenge Fund
matched a total of $25,000
Parent Council P'22 Challenge Fund photo
Parent Council P'22 Challenge Fund
matched a total of $25,000
Board of Trustees Challenge Fund photo
Board of Trustees Challenge Fund
matched a total of $25,000
A group of leadership donors from the Class of 1992 photo
A group of leadership donors from the Class of 1992
matched a total of $16,300
The Alumni Board Final Countdown Challenge Fund photo
The Alumni Board Final Countdown Challenge Fund
matched a total of $15,000

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