The Old Main Society

Carroll University’s Old Main Society (OMS) recognizes leadership in giving and the significance of its impact. The generosity of OMS members makes it possible for Carroll to turn plans into progress and move forward faster. Our members are partners who believe in the power of our mission—to educate and inspire our students to live purposeful lives that will change our world for the better.

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The Old Main Society is named for Carroll's signature building in recognition of the perseverance and dedication of Carroll's early leaders. Wisconsin's pioneer college and first institution of higher education began in 1846 with five students and two faculty members. OMS members have helped us grow into one of the most dynamic and respected private, independent universities in the Midwest.

Your Direct Impact

As an OMS member, you’ll have a direct and meaningful impact on the experience of today’s Pioneers by:

Select Your Focus

The Carroll Fund helps bridge the gap between the actual cost of a Carroll education and what students pay to attend. It helps pay for improvements to facilities, keeps class sizes small and supports our financial aid and scholarship programs, among other things. A gift to the Carroll Fund enables us to focus on university priorities and greatest areas of need. You may also designate your gift to a specific area of interest. Choose to donate directly to an academic program, scholarship fund, building project or any area you would like to support.

Grow Your Gift

Many companies will double or even triple your gift to Carroll. Matching gifts count toward your OMS membership. Learn more on our matching gifts page, contact your human resources department or call Carroll’s Office of Development at 262.524.7235.

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Levels of Giving and Benefits

Annual membership in the Old Main Society, starting at $1,000, helps create life-changing experiences for our students. For your convenience, your OMS pledge is payable in monthly or quarterly installments.

*Young alumni (up to 10 years post graduation) will receive Bronze benefits with a gift of $500-$999 in a fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).

"My husband and I chose to give at this level so Carroll can continue to offer an outstanding education."

—Tara (Finn) Johnson '84

"Donating is our way to ensure that future students receive the opportunities Carroll provided us."

—Mike '95 and Melissa (Banaszynski) '98 Riley

For more information

Nicole M. Duncan, Senior Director for Annual Giving & Advancement Services
Phone: 262.524.7245

Ready to give?Donate online today

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