January 2012 Thank-a-thon

On Thursday, January 19, Macalester Annual Fund volunteers, alumni, staff, faculty, and students made hundreds of calls from the campus call center to thank donors who gave during the Step Forward campaign. Calling began at 7:00 am CST, and continued until 9:00pm CST, in order to reach our donors in nearly every time zone.

More than 20,000 donors supported Step Forward, including 65 percent of our alumni community, giving $156 million to the school. If you are among the 20,000, we want to thank you for helping support everything from daily operations, programming, financial aid and scholarships, to three building projects on campus. By your own Step Forward, you are making Macalester happen, today and in the future.

As Step Forward campaign chair Jerry Crawford recently wrote, "Life at Macalester will be enhanced for generations to come because the global Mac community joined together to support our college." Thank you for your support, no matter where you are.

While we couldn’t reach out to all 20,000 supporters during our one day Thankathon, please know your annual support is appreciated all year long by everyone on campus.

We look forward to speaking with you again! Go Mac!

Photos above by Anna Min '09