Q: How can we meaningfully honor our Macalester experience and, together, ensure it continues into the future?

A: As with any celebration, we bring a gift!

We have set a goal of reaching 60% participation in our 50th class gift and every gift helps us reach our goal. Giving to the Annual Fund is a key part of supporting the class gift effort, but below are some additional ideas for making your special reunion gift.

Support Macalester’s Annual Fund
The Annual Fund provides vital support to the ongoing needs of the College and its students. If you are willing to make a three-year pledge to the Annual Fund, the total of that pledge will be counted in the class gift.
Make a gift

Use your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA
Make a gift using your RMD is a simple way to make an impact on the class gift.
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Name Macalester in Your Estate Plan
Your 50th Reunion celebration is a terrific time to consider, or in some cases, revise a will or trust provision to include Macalester.
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Name Macalester as a Beneficiary of your Retirement Plan
The tax burden on retirement assets can be substantial. Using retirement plan assets can be an easy and tax-efficient way to make a charitable gift.
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Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity with Macalester
Gift annuities provide donors with a guaranteed fixed income for their lifetimes, as well as significant tax benefits.
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Already named Macalester in your will or estate plans and want this to count towards your class gift?
Let us know

For more giving options, visit Macalester’s planned giving website.

Questions about making a 50th Reunion Gift?
Contact Theresa Gienapp at 651-696-6087 or