Carthage College Giving Day
It’s Your Turn to Be Counted.
When Carthage receives 750 donations, the Board of Trustees will give an additional $250,000 gift. When you make a gift, you make a difference.
Thanks to your generosity, we met our Giving Day goal and unlocked an additional $250,000 for Carthage
We Did It!
Carthaginians gave more than 760 gifts to Carthage this Giving Day! Your generosity has unlocked a $250,000 gift from the Board of Trustees.
Your gift made a difference!
Help us meet our goal of 750 donations! Your gift will mean an additional $250,000 for Carthage.
Reopened! Give to Luther’s Lunchbox!
Help prevent food insecurities at Carthage by giving to Luther’s Lunchbox — a stop-and-go supplementary meal program available to students. When we raise $3,000, Kären Rasmussen ’79 will double the impact. Support Luther’s Lunchbox to help us reach our goal!
Ended: 03/30/2023 1:00pm
Be a Lifeline!
Reopened! Give to the Professional Studies Division!
Support nursing, education, EXSS, and social work students in the Division of Professional Studies! Your gift will support new equipment, summer research opportunities, and curriculum updates that create high-impact learning experiences. When we raise $2,500, an anonymous donor will double the impact. Make your gift to the Professional Studies!
Ended: 03/30/2023 11:00am
Keep Calm and Carry On at Carthage!
Reopened! Support this scholarship!
Support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts with a gift to the Wiggan-Kenniebrew Retention Scholarship Fund. Your gift will provide financial support for current Carthage students of color, especially those of African American descent and those who support the African American community. Support Wiggan-Kenniebrew!
Goal: 100 gifts
Ended: 03/30/2023 11:00pm
Reopened! Give to the 2023 Class Gift!
From day one, the Class of 2023 has left its mark on campus, from their first time signing the Kissing Rock at Orientation until the last time they will sign it at Commencement. But leaving their mark at Carthage doesn’t have to stop there. Help lay the foundation for the legacy of the Class of ’23 by making a gift to their scholarship fund. When we reach our goal, President Swallow will contribute an additional $2,000 to the class gift! Support the 2023 Class Gift!
Ended: 03/30/2023 3:00pm
Stay G.O.L.D., Alumni!
Calling Graduates of the Last Decade, This Challenge is Reopened!
Pay it forward in G.O.L.D.! If you graduated between 2012 and 2022, your gift of $5 or more is counted as one of the 200 gifts to help us unlock a $2,500 gift from Nathan Fulton ’13 and Abby Pekoske Fulton ’13! Your gift can go towards the area of your choice. Donate to any challenge to participate.
Goal: 200 gifts
Ended: 03/30/2023 5:00pm
Hoops, Let’s Do It Again!
Reopened! Hustle for Firebird Athletics!
Show your Firebird pride by making a gift in support of your favorite Carthage athletics team!
Goal: 100 gifts
Ended: 03/30/2023 9:00pm
Curtain Call, It’s Time to Act!
We Did It!
Help Carthage students studying languages, communication, music, and more by giving to the Division of Arts & Humanities. Your gift will support curriculum updates, equipment, financial aid, summer research, and other opportunities. When we raise $4,000, a friend of the band will double the impact! Give to Arts & Humanities!
Ended: 03/30/2023 7:00pm
Naming Rights of the Rest of Us
We Did It!
For one day only, you can make a gift to get your name on some of Carthage’s most famous places and spaces! From the spiral staircase in Lentz to speedbumps, you won’t believe the options available.
Goal: 25 named spaces
Ended: 03/30/2023 9:00am
Support your favorite area of campus through one of our six mini-challenges this Giving Day.
Your gift will help unlock the $250,000 challenge gift from the Board of Trustees!
We’ve done it again! We have raised over $20,000 to support students as they look to attend Carthage or continue their education at Carthage this Giving Day with a gift to our Student Scholarship funds! Gifts will be matched by Mike Brindza!
The Student Experience
We have surpassed our extended goal of $5,000, raising over $7,500! Support Carthage student experiences like access to mental health resources, DEI initiatives, study abroad, and more! Gifts will be matched by Maxine Silvius!
Alumni Association Scholarship
Double your impact by making a gift to the Alumni Association Scholarship and help create a Carthage legacy! This year the Alumni Council is matching gifts dollar for dollar up to $7,777!
Big Red Book Fund
We’ve surpassed our original goal of $5,000! Help us reach our new goal of $10,000! Give to the Big Red Book Fund to provide textbooks to Carthage students. Since we hit our goal, we’ve unlocked $5,000 from Kathy Felton ’88 and Chuck Sutton.
Natural & Social Sciences
We’re nearly there! Support the Division of Natural and Social Sciences at Carthage with a gift and help us unlock a $5,000 gift from Perry Kivolowitz and Les Protasova ’20!
The School of Business & Economics
Double your impact by making a gift to the new School of Business and Economics to help us unlock a $5,000 gift from John Johnson ’98!
What’s Happening on Campus
Dollar Down for Carthage!
7:30-9:30 a.m., Starbucks, Clausen Center
Noon-2 p.m., Tables outside the Caf, Todd Wehr Center,
7-8:30 p.m., Campbell Student Union
Calling all Firebirds. Search your dorms, check your pockets, and grab the loose change from your cars. The Class Gift Committee is challenging all Firebirds to put $1 down for Carthage! Stop by the Red and Ready Spirit Day Booth to drop off your donations.
4:15 p.m., Jockey Room A, Todd Wehr Center
The Competition is on. Register your team of two to compete in the first-ever Red and Ready Cornhole Tournament. Your registration will count as a gift to help us reach our fundraising goal. All registered teams will receive FREE Carthage swag, and the top three teams will receive prizes and bragging rights! Registration ends at 10 a.m.
Red & Ready Celebration!
3:30-7 p.m., Jockey Room A, Todd Wehr Center
Eat. Drink. Play. Are you Red? Are you Ready? Celebrate the day with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Chow down on yummy food, try some locally brewed Ember Ale, get down with the Carthage Dance Team, and cheer on the competition!