An unrestricted gift to the Senior gift is an unrestricted gift to the Alumni Annual Fund, which supports every part of Carleton’s operating budget and can be used for a range of critical needs: financial aid, student services like OIIL, the GSC, TRIO and the Chaplain’s Office, faculty/staff compensation, off-campus study, internship and fellowship opportunities and more.  It’s the kitchen-sink fund, the rainy-day fund, the unexpected-opportunity fund.

Though the resources of the Annual Fund are used a little differently each year, they always go to support the core of Carleton’s mission: to deliver a meaningful, challenging and empowering experience in and out of the classroom.