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Give to Carthage

Carthage has done so much, and come so far, and yet we still see enormous opportunity. Imagine, with more resources, how far Carthage can go. Only the generosity and vision of those who give make this growth possible. Your gifts lead the way to continued excellence.

Science Center at night

The Carthage Fund

Giving to the Carthage Fund is the foundation of support for the College’s mission. Carthage Fund gifts — both unrestricted and specifically designated — support the day-to-day operation of the College, meaning everything from the salaries of professors to financial aid for students. Through the Carthage Fund, Carthage can flexibly fund new initiatives and needs that will have the greatest near-term impact, significantly raising the quality of educational, cultural, and co-curricular programs.

Your Impact: WATCH


Carthage students take in the sunrise on Lake Michigan

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Carthage awards more than $60 million to students every academic year. Your gifts help us continue to attract students of unusual merit and enable students whose personal circumstances may prevent them from enrolling at Carthage to do so. We invite you to participate in supporting our students in the following ways:

  • Annual scholarships of any amount support Carthage students. 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid.
  • The Bridge Fund is critical in helping returning students who are in need of financial support to achieve their dream of attaining a Carthage education. Last year, this fund enabled more than 230 students to continue or finish their Carthage education, with an average award of $2,000.

  • Endowed scholarships provide funding in perpetuity and in a manner designated by the donor. Endowed scholarships are considered fully funded at $25,000.
  • Give now to support scholarships and financial aid

Students conduct research in a chemistry lab in the new Carthage College Science Center.


The President’s Discretionary Fund accelerates our ability to act, meet needs, and position Carthage to be a driving force in the economy of the region as we connect Carthage more deeply to the needs of society, particularly to southeastern Wisconsin. Carthage will need additional resources to offer new programs, undertake new initiatives, and conduct research in emerging areas.

Athletics are a big part of life at Carthage, for student athletes and fans. Above, Torchie perfo...

Carthage Athletics Fund

The Carthage Athletics Fund allows the President of the College and the Director of Athletics to use these resources for the greatest need in athletics. Success begins with one gift from one person. Become a member of the team behind the teams at Carthage.

On Sunday, September 10, freshman African-American athletes participated in a cookout to meet sen...

Wiggan-Kenniebrew Funds

Carthage has two funds to support multicultural students, named in honor of the first male and female students of African-American descent to graduate from Carthage, Lorraine A. Wiggan ’46 and Alonzo H. Kenniebrew ’54. Both funds were established by the Wiggan-Kenniebrew Black Alumni Network. This group of alumni is dedicated to providing support for current Carthage students of color, especially those of African American descent and those who support the African American community.

The Tower

The Tower Pavers

Carthage’s newest residence hall, the Tower, opened in August 2018. A granite walkway with commemorative pavers welcomes students to the Tower. By donating a paver, you too can celebrate the Carthage spirit and mark your place among this eminent learning community. Have your name etched in granite and show your Carthage pride to future generations.