The way forward is clear. Carthage is in a strong position, built upon the hard work of generations of past Carthaginians. The time to invest in our greatest strengths – and in our students – is now. Imagine how much farther Carthage can go.
The Campaign for Carthage aims to provide the resources necessary to help Carthage College achieve its goal of becoming a nationally recognized liberal arts college. We lag behind our peers and competitors in size of endowment and alumni giving rate. We have achieved so much and come so far, and yet we still see enormous opportunity. Imagine, with more resources, how far Carthage can go.
As members of the Carthage community, each of us has the opportunity to impact Carthage students by contributing to this campaign. Alumni, parents, and friends can all leave our mark on future students by making a gift and getting involved.
Carthage has never been in such a strong position, but it will take a campaign of this magnitude to propel each area of campus to the next level and ensure the College’s future and long-lasting success.
Jennifer Skarda ’15 graduated in May with a degree in graphic design, and was accepted into the prestigious Master of Art program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
After he graduates Marcelo Hernandez ’18 will become a great high school mathematics teacher. How? Because of a full-tuition scholarship to Carthage.
Carthage’s research experiences give students the best possible chance of success in competing for, and thriving in, a career or graduate school position, says Carthage Physics Professor Kevin Crosby.
“As a recent graduate, I know how much being at Carthage meant to me. Now that I’m gone, I almost feel like I’m a little homesick.”
Jennifer Skarda ’15
“When you give to Carthage, you’re not just making a difference in a student’s life. You’re making a difference in the lives of all the people they will impact as well.”
Marcelo Hernandez ’18
“We are deliberate about the intent and the structure of our student research experiences. It is this: To give our students wings.”
Prof. Kevin Crosby
Our excellence in the natural sciences demands a facility to match. Our new science center offers even greater opportunity for innovative science education and will further advance our commitment to exceptional experiences for undergraduates.
Now, more than ever, Carthage needs to be nimble and responsive as an institution. To compete successfully on the path we choose, we need to respond to opportunities as well as to threats and challenges. Our ability to do so quickly and flexibly is a source of competitive advantage over other institutions. It allows us to continue to focus on the success of every Carthage student.
It is difficult to overstate the value of a college education, and we work proactively to offer that opportunity to as many students as we can. Expanding access to Carthage with increased scholarship and financial aid will ensure that talented and promising students from all walks of life will have a chance to learn and thrive, in Kenosha and beyond.
Experiential learning opportunities such as internships, research conducted with a professor, and study abroad programs provide the bridge between a liberal arts education and a life well lived after graduation. We want to assure that every Carthage student has at least one experiential learning option before graduation.
“Carthage College is stronger today than it has ever been. Now it is up to all of us to give back to help the next generation of Carthage students. Together, we will ensure Carthage remains one of the best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest.”
— Jeff Hamar ’80, Campaign for Carthage Chair
What are the goals of the campaign?
Carthage today is in a strong position, built upon the hard work of generations of past Carthaginians. Yet we still see enormous opportunity to strengthen Carthage and to better serve our students … Read more
Will money raised now be used now or after the campaign ends?
Campaigns raise money in several ways: Current-use funds are used in full whether unrestricted or to support an area of the College as designated by the donor. Contributions for capital projects … Read more
Can I direct my gift to a particular program or initiative?
Yes, donors can support a priority of the campaign that most appeals to them and best aligns with their philanthropic goals … Read more