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Why the Annual Fund?

Annual Fund gifts help ensure that a Macalester education remains accessible and vibrant. From financial aid to academic programming to building maintenance and utility costs, your gifts are at work every day at 1600 Grand.

Macalester's fiscal year ends May 31.

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Why This Matters

Each class of Macalester students comes from an extraordinary range of places and perspectives--and their journey isn’t over once they arrive on campus. From their first semester onward, they jump into life at Mac and become active, engaged, intellectually curious members of our community.  They put their education into action: by doing research, seeking out internships, and making lifelong connections with their classmates. They learn from their professors, and they learn from each other.

Those lessons don’t expire when they get their diplomas.  A Macalester education gives our talented students a toolkit to go out into the world and strengthen the community around them, from their local neighborhoods to the global stage. Each gift to the college supports every piece of that education, from student-faculty research collaborations to study abroad semesters to the scholarships that ensure access for deserving students.

Behind the scenes, your dollars support these experiences.