Giving Back: An Update From the Gift Committee

29 August 2023

Our 25th Reunion is an opportunity for us to reflect on the impact Carleton has had on each of our lives and the collective impact Carleton continues to have in the world.

Our Carleton experience was made possible by the generosity of the alumni who came before us—and this milestone reunion presents a remarkable opportunity for us to pay it forward to the next generation of Carls!

The 25th Reunion class gift is important to Carleton. It makes up a significant part of the college’s Alumni Annual Fund (AAF) every year. It is also typically the largest gift that a class makes to the AAF over its reunion history. The AAF is critical for Carleton to meet its needs-based assistance obligations and provides flexible funding for college operations and specific initiatives.

To meet this challenge, the Gift Committee has set an ambitious goal of raising $333,333 from at least 63% of our class. (See what we did there with those 6s and 3s?!) We need your help to meet these goals, which would represent the highest giving rates ever for our class!

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Thanks to early commitments from generous donors, we are already one-third of the way to our dollar goal—but it will take many more of us to achieve the dollar and especially the participation goals.

If you can give early and make a stretch gift, it would help us to build important momentum in these early months of the campaign. Members of the Gift Committee will be reaching out to you in the weeks ahead. We hope that you’ll respond to our emails and take our calls. We’d love to catch up with you and understand your view on giving to Carleton! You can also donate from now until June to be counted in the gift.

Thank you so much for considering a gift—your support is deeply appreciated. Every gift will make a difference for our Class Gift and every gift will make a difference in the lives of today’s students.