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Senior Gift

Contribute to Our Senior Gift

  • Make a credit card gift online
  • Donate Schillers online
  • Drop by the Senior Gift table to make a cash, check or credit card gift:
    • Tuesday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 11, between 11am-2pm, during cap-and-gown pick-up, Sayles-Hill

"You are a part of Carleton, and Carleton is a part of you."
-Carleton President Laurence McKinley Gould


Join the Tradition!

Each year, over half of all Carleton alumni support faculty and students through gifts to the Alumni Annual Fund, putting Carleton among the nation’s top colleges in the percentage of alumni who give. They continue a long tradition of philanthropy that has shaped the physical and cultural life of Carleton's campus.

Let’s take our first step as Carleton alumni with a contribution to our Senior Gift.


How Can I Direct My Gift?

CARLETON'S AREAS OF GREATEST NEED
An unrestricted gift made to the Alumni Annual Fund will be used where it is most needed in the upcoming school year.

FINANCIAL AID
A gift made to the Alumni Annual Fund for financial aid will be used to support Carleton’s need-based financial aid for next year’s students.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
A gift made to the Alumni Annual Fund for learning and teaching will be used to support academic opportunities on and off campus.

STUDENT LIFE
A gift made to the Alumni Annual Fund for student life will be used to support extracurricular opportunities and student support services at Carleton.

CARLETON ATHLETIC INITIATIVE
A group of alumni athletes has partnered with the Alumni Annual Fund to create the CAI Annual Fund to support the highest quality athletic experience for students.

MCAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Multicultural Alumni Network Scholars Program supports internships, research experiences, or other field-based opportunities to Carleton students of color in fields that offer no compensation on their own. Under Gift Instructions, paste, "Please designate my gift for the MCAN Scholars Program."

GIFTS IN MEMORY OF JAMES ADAMS ’15, MICHAEL GOODGAME ’15, AND PAXTON HARVIEUX ’15
Contributions to the Senior Gift can be made in memory of friends and classmates. Families are informed of these memorial gifts, which are used to support Carleton’s Areas of Greatest Need. Under Gift Instructions, paste, "Please list this donation as part of my Senior Class Gift in memory of James Adams, Michael Goodgame, and Paxton Harvieux."


Restricted Gifts

Though restricted gifts will not count toward the Senior Gift, restricted giving is a meaningful way to contribute to specific funds, scholarships, and programs that have shaped your experience at Carleton. Restricted gifts benefit a specific purpose, whereas the Senior Gift and Alumni Annual Fund provide current-use funds to areas that contribute to the overall college experience.

What is considered a Restricted Gift?