Thank you for volunteering for Carleton College! Your work as an Alumni Annual Fund (AAF) volunteer is truly appreciated; volunteers are the driving force behind the AAF’s success.
The Alumni Annual Fund supports Carleton’s general operation and areas of greatest need—from financial aid and faculty compensation to the development of academic and extracurricular programs. Tuition and fees cover only a portion of the cost of a Carleton education; the remainder is subsidized through annual gifts and earnings on the endowment. The College would have to increase tuition and fees by more than $3,750 per student or raise an additional $150 million in endowment dollars to replace the $7.5 million provided by the Annual Fund last year.
The AAF is powered (and empowered) by the alumni volunteers (that’s you!), who guide the Fund’s development and engage fellow alumni in supporting the College. The Fund is supported by a paid staff; however peer solicitation is the main focus and key to the success of the AAF. While most institutions involve volunteers in some capacity, none boasts the level of engagement and ownership shown by Carleton’s over 600 AAF volunteers.
Thank you again for your generous gift of time and energy. We are truly grateful.
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