Spring 2017


On November 17, the Carlson School community came together to raise $266,636 for Give to the Max Day, more than tripling last year’s total. The one-day campaign engaged more than 200 donors—from recent graduates to first-time donors to repeat benefactors. These gifts support the school’s core strengths: world-class student access and support, experiential learning, and global competency for all students.

Carlson School alumni, friends, faculty, and staff raised $210,641.50 and earned a $50,000 match. The matching gift was generously offered by William Dudley, ’55 BSB, and his wife, Jane. In addition, the Carlson School won a $12,000 prize from the University of Minnesota Foundation.

Leading up to Give to the Max Day, hundreds of students expressed their gratitude to the benefactors whose generosity makes the Carlson School great. The second-annual Gopher Gratitude event inspired students, faculty, and staff to celebrate donors on September 27.

The Gopher Gratitude celebration cultivated the spirit of generosity and highlighted the numerous ways donors enrich the community. More than 450 students wrote messages of gratitude on thank you cards that were sent to the alumni and friends of the Carlson School whose gifts support scholarships, facilities, and more.


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