Posts tagged with “Capital & Endowed Gifts” (All posts)

  • With a gift to the Carleton tennis team, a St. Olaf graduate celebrates her parents, her daughter, and her former cross-town rival coach.

  • Susan Gerstner ’81, P’17, P’20 and Dan Carlsen ’80, P’17, P’20
    The Carleton Experience Enrichment Endowment

    “We hadn’t considered that these opportunities weren’t available to all students, and that even with a full scholarship, they could still be out of reach,” says Dan Carlsen ’80, P’17, P’20. “It never occurred to us that this huge gap in discretionary income can create barriers to engaging in the Carleton experience.” 

  • By her count, Eva Grench ’19 is the 36th person in her family to attend Carleton—a list that includes cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. Her parents, Dawn Scott Grench ’83 and Bruce Grench ’82, met in Myers Hall when they were first-year students. So because Carleton has meant so much to their family, Dawn decided to give back. 

  • Two generations of the Parker family show their love of Carleton through a newly created endowed scholarship.

  • Although it is named Jō Ryō En, “The Garden of Quiet Listening,” Carleton’s Japanese garden is often filled with laughter—especially on Thursdays. That’s when the volunteers who care for the trees and plants gather in the garden’s tea hut for coffee and treats before beginning their assigned tasks. Ranging in age from retiree to preschooler, the volunteers fondly refer to Jō Ryō En as a place of joy and contentment.

  • Ann Hamilton ’70 remembers vividly the turbulent years she was a student at Carleton. The Vietnam War raged, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated, and the shootings at Kent State tore everyone apart. “It was a very intense time to be in our country and especially in college,” Hamilton said.

  • Bill and Pam Kiecker Royall’s gift provides a critical commodity for busy young postdoctoral fellows