2018-2019 Digital Impact Report

Mike Carter

Engineering & Design Coordinator
At Archer Since 2013

I’ve been the Engineering & Design Coordinator at Archer for the last six years, and I’ve donated to the Archer Fund every year, but I give now for the same reasons why I gave for the first time six years ago.

In my first few weeks at Archer, I was dazzled by the sense of community and the breadth of what Archer offers to its students, and I hadn’t even seen the fall musical or Night of Dance yet. I hadn’t even been to a softball game yet and I didn’t know we had the Literature &... Conference coming up in the spring. Still, I could see it in the students and especially in the faculty I was working with that this place was different, special, and maybe even a little vulnerable. 

I’ve seen students become far more confident and willing to take on ambitious projects. Students go from being hesitant to embracing possibility. We want them to be unafraid and hopeful.

Why give money to a place you work for? It’s not for the institution; it’s for the mission. I want to support the values Archer stands for, especially for our students who wouldn’t have a chance to go to a place like this without the generous donors who give to our financial aid program.

Photography by Tara Niami '11
Photo editing by Daniel Rarela
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