Macalester’s Annual Fund represents the cornerstone of the many qualities that define and distinguish the college: rigorous academics, exceptional faculty, a longstanding commitment to equity and access, and a globally conscious education. Support for the Annual Fund does more than just keep the lights on—it helps sustain the foundation of excellence upon which Macalester continues to flourish.
The Foundation of Excellence
The Annual Fund provides crucial flexibility to the college’s budget. A vibrant Annual Fund allows for innovation, while also supporting the most fundamental elements of the liberal arts experience. Everything from financial aid and academic programming to building maintenance and utility costs, is supported by generous Macalester donors.
Five-Year Summary - Total gifts to the Annual fund
Annual giving accounts for four percent of Macalester’s operating budget. To ensure the college has the resources to provide an exceptional education and student experience, Macalester must increase participation in the Annual Fund.