Thank You! to the 16,489 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who gave $28,819,372 to Carleton in 2011-2012.

By the Numbers

  • Total Gifts: $28,819,372
  • Annual Fund: 12,595 donors, 51 percent participation
  • Volunteers: 1,923 volunteers

Annual Giving Highlights

The Alumni Annual Fund raised $6.6 million for Carleton, with contributions from 12,595 alums. This is the 16th consecutive year that alumni participation has exceeded 50 percent.

Total annual giving reached a record $7.5 million, including gifts to the Parents Fund and Friends Fund, as well as corporate matching contributions. Carleton trustees and trustees emeriti made gifts to the fund totaling $1.3 million. More than half of all alumni made contributions to the Annual Fund this year. And more than 650 alumni volunteered their time as class agents, assistant agents, and reunion gift committee members to help in this remarkable effort.

Reunion Giving Highlights

Reunion classes from 1932 to 2007 raised more than $2.1 million in gifts for the 2012 Alumni Annual Fund. Participation in all reunion classes was strong, averaging 54 percent overall.

Class Bests to Celebrate:

  • The Class of 1987 more than quadrupled their previous gift, raising $309,848 for their 25th reunion, with 53 percent of the class participating.
  • For the sixth consecutive year, the Class of 1964 reached 90 percent participation and the Class of 1961 achieved 89 percent.
  • 307 members of the class of 2002 participated (58 percent), the largest number of donors in any class this year.
  • The Class of 2012 set a new dollar record for their senior gift, raising $3,996 from 236 donors (47 percent).

50th Reunion

The Class of 1962 announced a record-breaking gift of $30 million in honor of their Reunion, and the class contributed $500,000 to the success of the Alumni Annual Fund. Three-quarters of all class members made a gift.

Post-50th Reunions

Alumni celebrating their 55th, 60th, 65th, 70th, 75th and 80th reunions raised more than $4.7 million for the College since their last milestone reunion in 2007. The Class of 1952 broke the 60th reunion record for participation and annual-fund giving, tallying 71 percent and $111,000.