Your Annual Fund gift touches nearly every aspect of life at Carleton. All of the College’s day-to-day needs — from student financial aid to faculty and staff salaries to the latest technology and facilities — depend on Annual Fund gifts.

Every year gifts to the annual fund, including the Alumni Annual Fund, the Parents Fund, and the Carleton Friends Fund, provide a critical 6 percent of the college’s yearly operating budget, underwriting expenses all around the college.

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Alumni Annual Fund

Carleton alumni show incredible support for the College, giving back in numbers almost without parallel in American higher education. We are proud and grateful for this outstanding alumni contribution to Carleton’s excellence.

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Parents Fund

Carleton parents and families show support for their Carls in a multitude of ways, one of which is by contributing to the Parents Fund. Contributions to the Fund come from both parents of current students and parents of alumni.

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Carleton Friends Fund

Many friends of Carleton give generously to support the College’s day-to-day needs. Their gifts also help Carleton demonstrate the breadth and depth of financial support for the College — which encourages foundations and corporations to invest in us as well.