Carthage College Giving Day

Giving Day 2022: We surpassed all nine of our mini challenges!

The ultimate Throwback Thursday!

Befitting this year’s “Blast from the Past” theme, the Carthage community made sure Giving Day 2022 was swell, groovy, hip, rad, gnarly, phat, and fire all at once.

There was plenty to celebrate. Thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, employees, students, and other supporters, we surpassed funding goals for each of our nine mini challenges for student-centered programs and financial aid.

Overall, Giving Day brought in well over $100,000 for new and ongoing Carthage priorities, meeting 90 percent of the participation goal, and unlocking an additional $225,000 of the Trustees Challenge!

The annual fundraising sprint culminated with a daylong celebration on March 31. Themed highlights included a retro gaming competition, featuring classic favorites Pac-Man and Galaga. Carthaginians aimed to top the high scores of “celebrity gamers” like President John Swallow and the new vice president of college culture for inclusion, Michele Hancock.

Thank you! These results would not be possible without broad-based and generous support from the entire Carthage community.

You can still make your gift!

Thanks to your generosity, we met our Giving Day goal and unlocked an additional $250,000 for Carthage

We Did It!

More than 1,175 Carthaginians gave to Carthage this Giving Day! Your generosity has unlocked a $250,000 gift from the Board of Trustees.

Your gift made a difference!

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Help us meet our goal of 1,175 donors! Your gift will mean an additional $250,000 for Carthage.

Thank You Donors

Mini Challenges

Support your favorite area of campus through one of our nine mini-challenges this Giving Day. Your gift will help unlock the $250,000 challenge gift from the Board of Trustees.

Why gifts from 1,175 donors? We’re aiming to secure 1,175 donors in honor of Carthage’s 175th Birthday!

Arts & Humanities

Make a gift in support of Carthage Arts & Humanities students this Giving Day to unlock a $5,000 gift from Don Wruck ’96!

Natural & Social Sciences

Support the Natural & Social Sciences students and help us unlock a $6,000 gift from Cheryl Stucky and Jeff Waring!

Professional Studies

Support Professional Studies students (Nursing, Accounting, Business, Education, and more) and unlock a $5,000 gift from Jason Wendt ’08!

Wiggan-Kenniebrew Funds

Support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts with a gift to the Wiggan-Kenniebrew Scholarship funds and help unlock a $10,000 gift from Hoyt Harper II ’77!

Women’s Softball

Support Women’s Softball on Giving Day with a gift to our Softball Field Renovation Project. Reaching our $5,000 goal will unlock a matching gift from Ann Mullins Tindall ’62!

Student Scholarships

Support students as they look to attend Carthage or continue their education at Carthage with a gift to our Student Scholarship funds. Gifts will be matched by Bridget Haggerty, Vice President for Advancement!


Show your Firebird pride by making a gift in support of your favorite Carthage athletics team and be one of 200 Firebird fans to help unlock a $2,000 gift from Jason Langwell ’96 and Daniel Diaz ’14!

Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

Keep the Carthage legacy alive for students whose family members attended Carthage. Gifts will be doubled by the Alumni Council!

Luther’s Lunchbox

Luther’s Lunchbox is a supplemental food stop for students. Make a gift to Luther’s Lunchbox in honor of your child and help unlock a $5,000 gift from Rev. Kären Rasmussen!


Get a special gift!

Make a Founders Gift of $175 to any of the mini-challenges and you’ll receive a special gift of your own!

Carthage celebrates 175 years in 2022.