Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund are directed to the College’s highest and most pressing needs: financial aid, teaching and learning, technology, and facilities. Here are some ways that gifts to the Annual Fund provided essential support at Carleton in 2009-10:
- Gifts to the Annual Fund benefited all 496 graduates in the class of 2010. The Annual Fund contributes 7% to the College's operating budget and helps bridge the gap between tuition and the full cost of a Carleton education. Listen to campus band Noise Cinema's salute to four years at Carleton.
- A transformed Student Activities office emerged to provide new student leadership opportunities, increased student involvement in planning programs, new collaborative working relationships, and better coordination of campus-wide events.
- The Academic Support Center was one of many services that received support from unrestricted gifts. The Math Skills Center received nearly 3400 student visits last year, and Writing Center staff addressed student needs in more than 1172 sessions. View a student-produced video about the Math Skills Center.
- Giving to Carleton helps support travel for athletic teams and performing groups. In May, the Carleton Singers and the Carleton Choir toured to Washington D.C. The tour included three public performances and a private workshop on community signing in the African-American tradition. Donations received in lieu of concert admission were directed to Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, the Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, D.C., and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.