HOW IS MY ANNUAL FUND GIFT USED?
42% - Faculty and Staff: Macalester is a community of committed individuals working for students. Your gift helps maintain a low student to faculty ratio, recruit and retain faculty and staff, and provide faculty-supervised research opportunities for students.
32% - Financial Aid: Access to Macalester is a central part of the college’s mission. With over 74 percent of students receiving financial aid, your Annual Fund support impacts the majority of students' ability to attend Mac.
18% - Programming: The Annual Fund supports the Macalester experience through programs like study abroad, internships, student health services, career development, and co-curricular activities.
8% - Daily Needs: Your gift helps maintain day-to-day operations. Just like you, Macalester has a heating bill to pay, a lawn to mow, and software updates to maintain.