Eager to seize the opportunity before us, Carthage College launched the Campaign for Carthage in 2013. We believed together we could elevate the lives of future Carthaginians, and the people whose lives they, in turn, would touch.
The Campaign for Carthage exceeded its $35 million goal, raising more than $47 million. Carthage is stronger than it has ever been. Thank you.
The Campaign for Carthage touches every area of campus, but it most significantly impacts the cornerstones of a Carthage education. Raising more than $47 million in 4-1/2 years, the campaign provides academic facilities, strengthens the endowment, and enables the creation of new programs and opportunities for students.
Many communities of donors came together to achieve the milestone success of the Campaign for Carthage, the largest campaign that the College has ever engaged.
From alumni and community partners, to faculty and staff, to parents and students, we have grown as a philanthropic community.
Thank you to all who contributed!
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Jes (Norman) Adams ’08 generously funded scholarships for three students to travel to Nicaragua in 2016. She also set up an endowed scholarship so the program builds in the future.
Derrick Collins ’05 was inspired by his professors every day. Now he’s determined to give back. “It is important to me to see Carthage and its students be successful.”
Andy Palmen’s son Jack was diagnosed with a serious medical condition two years before enrolling at Carthage. “I truly believe Carthage was the best higher education environment for him,” he says.
“I’ve done well for myself. Now it’s time for me to pay it forward the way others made it possible for me to attend Carthage.”
Jes (Norman) Adams ’08
“Carthage helped make me the person I am today — so I now feel compelled to help lift up the future generation of Carthaginians.”
Derrick Collins ’05
“Our family has been blessed, in many ways because of Carthage. We support Carthage because it prepares students for the world.”
Parent Andy Palmen
Carthage’s new Science Center provides the resources and room for growth required of the College’s advanced natural science departments, increasing classroom and laboratory space by 40 percent.
Strengthening the Carthage Fund enables the College to be nimble and responsive as an institution, and focus on the success of every student. Student retention and graduation rates are at an all-time high, and Carthage has added new degree programs.
Total awarded financial aid has increased steadily to $57 million per year, in part due to endowed scholarships. That enables students fof all backgrounds to benefit from a Carthage education, regardless of means.
In the Class of 2016, 44 percent of students participated in an internship, and one-third of them were offered a full-time position at the company where they interned. A $15 million contribution will transform career preparation at Carthage.
“What we can do is transform potential into action. … And Carthage College is an exceptionally powerful engine for this kind of transformation.”
— Professor Kevin Crosby
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