2018-2019 Annual Report
EVERY GIFT MATTERS.
Since returning to my alma mater to serve as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, this truth has been reinforced in countless ways. As we introduce this year’s annual report, it is a theme we pray you will help us to share.
Thanks to your generosity, in fiscal year 2019 donors to Carroll College funded 836 students with $2,550,264 in scholarships.
Perhaps you know someone who has said to you that their contribution is not worth making, since it might not be a “significant” gift. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the Office of Institutional Advancement, we are deepening our efforts to ensure that every supporter knows their gift makes an impact. We hope that some of the stories and people highlighted in the previous pages help us make that point. Behind each of their stories there were donors, prayer supporters, and others who contributed to the successes we celebrate.
Thankfully, so many generous donors support Carroll every year that printing the full list in this year’s annual report is simply not practical. Yet to ensure that every donor is recognized for their generosity, a full list of every single donor can be found online on the Carroll Donor List Page.
In this report you will find that we have highlighted a few lists of donors that bear special significance. One is our Grateful Saints, who represent the graduating seniors who offered their first gift back to Carroll College. Nothing gives us greater joy than to see our current students give back. We felt that you deserve to know those students and to share in our joy.
Additionally, you will find a listing of our Legacy Society, which lists those generous benefactors who have conveyed to us that we are included in their estate intentions. One of the most important gifts anyone can offer Carroll is a planned gift, and we know that you will share our gratitude to those who have informed us of their intentions. Please contact me if you would like to know more about estates and planned giving.
You will also find a selection of our 1909 Society, which documents the most generous lifetime givers in our history. Such extravagant support merits particular recognition, and the entire Carroll community is grateful to these philanthropists.
Also listed are our St. Charles Borromeo Guild donors who have reached the leadership level of annual giving. These annual Guild gifts, as well as support to the IMPACT Annual Fund, provide unrestricted support for Carroll’s mission. The future of Carroll College depends on our continued commitment to our mission. We depend on the continued faithful support of our alumni and friends, including your prayers and your contributions. Thank you for your support.
Michael McMahon ‘04
Vice President for Institutional Advancement