Crowdfunding at Carroll University
Carroll's Catalyst is a new crowdfunding platform to help members of the Carroll community raise money to support their ideas, projects, and passions. Projects on the Catalyst platform advance innovation, teaching and learning at the university. Catalyst helps donors connect directly with student and faculty projects and to be the catalysts to Carroll's pioneering spirit of creativity and innovation.
I'm new to this concept, and I'm having trouble with the site. Who should I contact?
Our staff will be happy to help you make a gift to support the project of your choice. Please contact Jim Rychner at 262.524.7240 or JRychner@Carrollu.edu
How do I make a contribution to a Catalyst project?
Go to: catalyst.carrollu.edu for a list of all Carroll's active crowdfunding campaigns. Select the project you want to support and click the "Give Now" button in the upper right corner to make a secure online donation with a credit card.
You can also make your gift through the mail by sending a check, made out to Carroll University:
100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
Please make sure to include the name of the project in the memo line of your check.
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people, especially from the online community and through social media channels. Crowdfunding connects donors to specific projects they have an interest in supporting.
Yes, 100 percent of your donation is considered a gift to Carroll University, which is a 501(c)3 organization. Your gift(s) are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor if you have questions or concerns about your donation. You will receive an acknowledgement and receipt via email followed by a letter at the end of the project's crowdfunding effort.
Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.
100% of your donation will go directly to the project you choose to support. There are no deductions for processing or overhead fees.
If a campaign raises more than the stated funding goal, we will work with the project director to determine whether the surplus should be used to expand or enhance the project, or reserved for use by similar projects in the future.
Contact Jim Rychner at 262.524.7240 or JRychner@Carrollu.edu
Carroll's Tax ID Number is: 39-0806325