Give Carleton students the opportunity to truly realize their ability to change the world.

Support the Fund for Good, an endowed challenge fund for alumni to support academic experiential learning. This dollar-for-dollar matching challenge asks alumni like you to invest in community engagement and service–Carleton’s founding values, and the values upon which future grads can build a meaningful career.

The Background

Carleton was founded by the community to serve a community need. Though both have grown since the founding in 1942, Carleton has continuously maintained its strong presence and commitment to serving the community in which it was founded. It’s a value we also see in faculty, our students and our alumni. Together, through higher education, we give back to the community we serve.

Fund for Good is our chance to come together and create lasting change for future graduates. It’s our chance to help cultivate a new generation of leaders, and to celebrate the good that Carleton students and grads are doing on campus, throughout Canada and around the globe.

The Rollout

When you invest in Fund for Good, you’re giving students the opportunity to get engaged in their field of study beyond the classroom. Even more importantly, you’re giving students the opportunity to see and truly realize their ability to change the world.

Students of all academic backgrounds can apply to the fund for resources and support for out-of-classroom initiatives – opportunities that help them further their education but understand the impact they can have in the world at the same time. Not only does this enhance their education, it also helps continue to build upon Carleton’s founding spirit of community service, good citizenship and social good.

Carleton will match all gifts dollar for dollar (up to a goal of $500,000) so that we can permanently endow this fund and leave a lasting legacy for our students.  

The Impact

“I’ll never forget when I realized I needed to consider learning opportunities beyond the classroom. I was sitting in an auditorium with 300 other first year business students. It dawned on me that we would all be leaving here with the same degree. I needed to do something that would set me apart when looking for a job after graduation.

Eventually, I discovered Sprott Competes. This Carleton initiative gives students the opportunity to take part in case competitions that replicate real-life business problems. As a team, you work on and present solutions to panel judges.

Sprott Competes allowed me to bring together all the various pieces I was learning in my classes. My presentation and teamwork skills flourished. Today, I believe I’m a better employee thanks to this amazing experience.

That’s the beauty of experiential learning. It doesn’t matter if you’re a science student getting hands-on lab experience shadowing a researcher; an engineering student building prototypes; or a student benefitting from an internship abroad. This type of learning builds networks and confidence and opens doors to more employment opportunities and a variety of new skills.

Your support for the Fund for Good makes it all possible – covering things like travel costs, registration fees, internships and project materials. Your support will show students that you believe in them and want them to succeed. It will give them the chance to shine in the classroom and out in the real world.”

-Chongo Bwalya, Class of 2018, Bachelor of Commerce

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