Thank You! to the 12,922 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who gave to Carleton in 2019-2020.

Your support — through dollars, time, and dedication — helps sustain and strengthen the college as a beloved space for the liberal arts, where students pursue their academic passions, expand their horizons, and learn skills to pursue meaningful lives.

By the Numbers

  • Total Gifts: $54,508,024
  • Annual Fund: 9,835 donors, 37 percent participation
  • Volunteers: 3,341 volunteers

Annual Giving Highlights

The Alumni Annual Fund raised $8,531,034 for Carleton, which represents contributions from 9,835, or 37 percent, of alumni. With contributions from the Parents and Friends funds, total annual giving reached a record $9,894,762 in fiscal year 2020. All of these superb results are thanks to the more than 586 alumni volunteers who reached out on behalf of the Annual Fund.

Reunion Giving Highlights

Reunion was postponed this year, a necessary first for Carleton due to the coronavirus pandemic, but classes from 1945 to 2015 still showed incredible pride in their alma mater by staying invested in its success. Together, reunion classes raised $2,806,747 for the Alumni Annual Fund to provide every student with a distinctive Carleton experience.

Plans are now underway for a combined Reunion ’20 and Reunion ’21 in June 2021!

50th Reunion

The Class of 1970 announced a record-breaking gift of $64.2 million in honor of their reunion and set a new Heywood Society record with 83 class members. Their gift will support need-based student internships. 

25th Reunion

The Class of 1995 celebrated its 25th reunion by raising the bar for gift participation, with a modern-day 25th reunion record of 75 percent, and by raising the second-largest 25th reunion class gift on record at $624,629.