At Carthage, donors have the opportunity to support the things that matter most to them. All contributions to Carthage ultimately support its overall mission. Carthage offers many ways for donors to support campus activities, academic programs, faculty, students and campus stewardship. For more information on any of these giving options, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 800-551-1518.
The Campaign for Carthage
Carthage has embarked on a $35 million fundraising campaign to position the College as a regional and national model. The Campaign for Carthage will enhance student research experiences through the newly opened Science Center, establish a legacy of support through endowed scholarships, encourage experiential learning via internships and study abroad, and support the Carthage Fund, providing the flexibility to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the College.
Learn more about The Campaign for Carthage
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, the College can flexibly fund new initiatives and needs that will have the greatest near-term impact, raising the quality of educational, cultural, and co-curricular programs significantly.
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Investment in the College’s infrastructure is arguably one of the most effective ways of investing in the long-term future of the College. In Spring 2014, Carthage broke ground on a new science center. The new science center will increase classroom and laboratory space by 40 percent, provide state-of-the-art facilities for study in the natural sciences, and provide new ways for students and faculty to collaborate on forefront research. New construction and renovations are undertaken not just with the next few years in mind, but with an eye on the next century, as well. These are facilities that will withstand the test of time. Their initial price is considerable, but in the long run, they are a tremendous value. Future donors need not worry about replacing what our generation will have left to them.
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Learn more about the Science Center
The Endowment supports student scholarships and curricular and co-curricular programs in perpetuity. A gift to the endowment helps both current students and those who will be here 50 or 100 years from now, and reflects a commitment to the future success of Carthage. The College makes prudent investments, and spends income with restraint, so as to protect the purchasing power of a donor’s fund across time. Donors often designate their estate gifts for the endowment, knowing that resources they have built throughout a lifetime will continue to be governed by a long-term view, becoming a memorial to hard work and discipline.
Learn more about the endowment and endowed scholarships
Mark your place in Carthage history by purchasing a commemorative brick on the Carthage campus. Granite walkways paved with commemorative bricks lead to sidewalks that connect the entire campus. Names of alumni and friends of the College are etched in sections of these attractive walkways. Choose between a Personal Brick (4” by 8” with three lines) for $250, or a Recognition Brick (8” by 8” with five lines or one line and a logo) for $500. (Note: Parents of seniors receive a discount: $217 for the personal brick and $317 for the recognition brick.)
Purchase your personal or recognition brick
Since 1895, Carthage has competed in intercollegiate athletics with the same goals in mind: to win athletic contests and championships, and to teach the values and leadership skills that are essential in athletic competition and in life after Carthage. Your donation to the Booster Club helps support programs designed to achieve these goals.
Learn more about giving to the Booster Club
Comprehensive lists of Capital, Endowment, Carthage Fund, and other project designations are readily available. Contact a member of the Office of Institutional Advancement Staff for more information.