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Carl Sandburg College Foundation Raises $36K on Giving Tuesday, Up 65% From 2022

The Carl Sandburg College Foundation is thrilled to announce that its Giving Tuesday campaign for 2023 saw an increase of 65 percent from the previous year.

The foundation totaled $36,276 during this year’s Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity that takes place annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, compared to $22,000 last year. The Sandburg Foundation supports student success by distributing hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to Sandburg students through scholarships, assistance grants and more as well as supplying innovation grants to support faculty and staff initiatives.


“We are overwhelmed with gratitude as we reflect on the incredible support we received on Giving Tuesday,” said Eric Johnson, chief advancement officer. “These donations will make a positive, long-lasting impact on the Sandburg community. The commitment to fostering student success aligns seamlessly with our foundation's mission, and we’re grateful for the positive change that alumni, employees and friends are helping to create.”


The Sandburg Foundation’s Giving Tuesday total included contributions from 102 donors, exceeding its goal of 100. Donations were received from seven states: Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Texas and Utah.


Donors were given the option of selecting a primary area of passion for their contribution to go toward. Primary designations that received contributions on Giving Tuesday included: scholarships and financial aid; student success grants; Galesburg campus and Carthage campus Resource Room Food Pantries; athletics; the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; faculty and staff innovations; and student organizations.


“This kindness shown by the Sandburg community — both in our immediate area and throughout the country — is an investment in current and future students' dreams and aspirations,” Johnson said. “It makes an immediate and lasting difference.”


Make your donation to the Sandburg Foundation at any time at or by contacting the foundation at 309.341.5349 or

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