Thank You! to the 12,801 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who supported the college in 2021–2022.

Together, we raised more than $48.2 million across Annual Fund, restricted, and endowed gifts to ensure a bright future for the Carleton community. We are grateful for the extraordinary generosity of our donors and volunteers who made this achievement possible.

By the Numbers


  • Total Cash Gifts: $48,274,507
  • Total Donors: 12,801
  • Total Volunteers: 3,545

Other Highlights

  • The Joseph Lee Heywood Society added 83 new members
  • The Three Oaks Society added 156 new members
  • Donors made 73 new gift commitments of $100,000 or more to support capital and endowment priorities

Annual Giving Highlights

The Annual Fund raised a record-setting $10.7 million in 2021-2022 thanks to 11,290 alumni, parents, and friends of the college who are helping write Carleton’s next chapter.

  • $9.6 million raised for the Alumni Annual fund from 9,496 donors
  • $935,705 raised by the Parents Fund from 1,601 donors
  • $165,044 raised by the Friends Fund from 193 donors

Find more information on the Annual Fund results and impact website.

Reunion Giving Highlights

Returning to campus after a two-year hiatus from in-person Reunion events, more than 2,000 alumni and guests attended Reunion 2022 in June. Alumni spanning the Classes of 1947 to 2022 were in Northfield to celebrate.

50th Reunion

Members of the Class of 1972 celebrated their 50th reunion and their lifelong commitment to the college by announcing a $39.1 million class gift, the second-largest class gift in the college’s history. Their gift campaign focused on two of Carleton’s most urgent priorities: building endowed financial aid for students with the greatest need and ensuring that those students have an equitable and full Carleton experience.

25th Reunion

In celebration of their 25th reunion, the Class of 1997 set the bar high and came together to raise an impressive $484,852 for the Alumni Annual Fund. This is the fourth-largest 25th class gift in the college’s history and is the equivalent of 10 need-based financial aid grants for Carleton students.

Schuler Access Initiative

Carleton donors generously contributed $19.8 million in qualifying gifts for the Schuler Access Initiative this year. A total of $29.8 million of the $50 million goal has been secured to date, and fundraising for the Schuler Access Initiative will continue through December 31, 2025.

Carleton’s partnership with the Schuler Education Foundation will dramatically increase access for the college’s low-income Pell-eligible and DACA students. To learn more, visit the Schuler Access Initiative site.