You + #GivingTuesdayCA = 393,867 reasons to be thankful

unspecified-3

 

On November 29, Carleton’s Day for Good lived up to its name.

Together, we gave through Carleton to causes that matter. From Saskatchewan to Seoul, Florida to France, the Northwest Territories to here on campus, you – our alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends – joined together to help make higher education a force for good.

The good news? Thanks to the support of the generous Carleton community, our ambitious one-day goal of $150,000 was met – by 10:30AM!

The better news? By mid-afternoon, supporters from around the world had unlocked $150,000 in matching funds and doubled the impact of each gift made in support of innovative student projects, inspiring research initiatives and real-world learning opportunities.

The best news? By 11:59PM on November 29th, close to 1,000 donors came together on Carleton’s Day for Good to raise an unprecedented $243,867. Add the matching funds and that’s a total of $393,867 – in just 24 hours!

And what an impact! With your help, we supported over forty different Carleton causes that will equip our students, researchers and faculty with the resources they need to have a positive impact on campus, in our communities and around the world. On Giving Tuesday alone, there were 8 fully funded projects on Carleton’s crowdfunding platform, FutureFunder.ca, including causes like these:

aesp-banner

 

The Bimaadiziwin ‘Good Life’ Fund: Bimaadiziwin, the Ojibwe word for ‘good life’, does not mean making money, buying material things or pursuing fame. Rather, it has to do with taking care of yourself, your family and your community. It is showing love by performing acts of kindness. It is living life as a kind, humble member of the community. Through the $8,955 raised on Giving Tuesday, we will help make this way of life possible for Indigenous students at Carleton by providing financial assistance to those who are unable to meet immediate and essential expenses as a result of a personal emergency situation.

nirsteam-email-banner

 

With the $9,811 raised on Giving Tuesday, fourth-year students in the Faculty of Engineering and Design now have the financial resources they need to develop a device to assist in the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease. Thanks to donor support, our innovative student engineers are now in the first phase of the project, testing and prototyping ideas while implementing a working design. The funding will also carry them through to the second phase of the project, allowing the student team to build a more refined and marketable final product.

Support-for-Soccer-Banner

 

On November 29, the Men’s Varsity Soccer Team got the kick start they needed to endow a student bursary to support current and future Ravens. The $25,330 raised (in just one day!) means that each year one deserving student-athlete on the team will be awarded $2,000 on the basis of financial need – in perpetuity. Funds will offset financial strain, helping students with tuition fees and the cost of books so they can strive to be their best in the classroom and on the field.

Above all, the overwhelming success of Giving Tuesday is a testament to the incredible things that can happen when the Carleton community comes together. As we make philanthropic strides in Collaborate, Carleton University’s $300M fundraising campaign, we are constantly reminded that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It is with your vision, commitment, and collective impact that we are strengthening our foundation, empowering our students and bringing good to the community and the world. Truly, we are Here for Good.

Carleton’s Day for Good is November 29

emailbanner_gt16_carleton_10252016-01

 

Some days, you’ll agree, are better than others.

Since 2013, the Carleton community of alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends have come together each year to celebrate #GivingTuesdayCA. Year after year, we have rallied in support of promising student projects and inspiring research initiatives.

This year, we hope you will join us.

On November 29, our goal is to make higher education a force for good by raising $150,000 in just one day.

For 24 hours, Carletonians around the world will come together to find and fund the projects they find most meaningful.

Every gift counts. All gifts made this year will be amplified by a dollar-for-dollar matching opportunity for every gift made (up to $1000) on FutureFunder.ca.

With your help, we can unlock $150,000 in matching funds, helping students and researchers get the resources they need to make their work possible – on campus, and around the world.

Over the next month, you’ll hear exciting news and updates from us as we count down to Carleton’s Day for Good. Bookmark this page and follow us at @FutureFunder or @TheFutureFunder to be inspired and help us spread the word.

Until then, mark November 29 as the day to return to FutureFunder.ca and be part of something truly special.