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Your Gifts at Work: Current Needs

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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. How gifts to the annual fund provided critical support in 2008-09:

  • 78% of students were offered on-campus work study jobs, which for many is an important source of financial aid. 
  • Unrestricted giving supported several productions by the Carleton Players and helped keep the Knights athletic teams on the road. View related Annual Fund video.
  • Gould Library added new subscriptions to its academic journal database for offering up-to-date scholarship in various fields of study. Included in the Library’s collection are 981 active print journal subscriptions and more than 24,000 electronic journals. 
  • Tools and technology that students and faculty count on for classroom instruction and research were enhanced, including text-to-speech applications, classroom performance systems, and visual communications equipment.  Read more about Carleton’s campaign goal to upgrade classroom technology.  

Profiles in Giving: Current Needs


When Carleton faced a budget deficit of $513,000 at the end of fiscal year 2008–09, the Board of Trustees responded with annual fund gifts of more than $800,000 to keep the College operating in the black.

Trustee Jim Johnson '64: “It just wouldn’t be right for Carleton—the nation’s strongest liberal arts school, in my opinion—to have to go through even more painful cuts."

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