The Task Eternal Society honours all those individuals, families, corporations, organizations and philanthropic foundations whose cumulative giving totals $100,000 or more. The name refers to Carleton University’s motto, “Ours the Task Eternal.” Inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman, the motto conveys the collaborative spirit of this institution and the partnerships we have forged as we discover new solutions for our community’s needs.

The motto also describes perfectly the goals of the partnership we have with our donors. By joining our eternal task, donors have offered new opportunities to advance Carleton’s unique educational experience. Their vision and support have enabled students, faculty and researchers to address the needs of our community in creative and inspiring ways. We are profoundly grateful for the generosity and ongoing commitment of our donor community.

Task Eternal Society members are recognized on the newly installed donor wall. Located in the River Building foyer, the wall provides Carleton with an opportunity to recognize the generosity of its donors and inspire a culture of philanthropy on campus.

Recognition levels within the society include:

  • $100,000 – $249,999
  • $250,000 – $499,999
  • $500,000 – $999,999
  • $1,000,000 – $4,999,999
  • $5,000,000 +