• Student Class Gift
  • Student Class Gift

    Driven by our students, the Class Gift is a way for our graduating classes across all MIT Sloan programs to support the MIT Sloan Annual Fund. Tuition covers about 2/3 of MIT Sloan’s operating budget. That means that philanthropic support subsidizes every students’ experience. Join the alumni community and help to ensure that the next generation of Sloanies will share in the exceptional experiences you have had!

    To learn more about serving on the Class Gift committee, contact the Office of External Relations at mitsloanclassgift@mit.edu.

  • As a Class Gift volunteer, you would help lead the Class Gift campaign, a student-led initiative that engages the graduating class in giving back to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund and raising awareness of the tremendous impact this unrestricted fund has on students, faculty, and alumni.

    Volunteers toward the class gift campaign coordinate communication efforts, social media outreach, peer-to-peer discussions, and event planning for their class.

    Why should you join the Class Gift Committee?
    • Help grow fellowships, research, programs and opportunities that MIT Sloan can offer to students, faculty and alumni
    • Create and leave a legacy by giving back to the School
    • Be a part of the greater MIT Sloan community
    • Engage with the School’s senior leadership
    • Have fun!

    To get involved, or for more information on becoming a Class Gift volunteer today, please contact mitsloanclassgift@mit.edu.

    Both of these support the MIT Sloan Annual Fund. Clicking on one of the options below will take you to MIT’s official giving site (giving.mit.edu/Sloan) which will allow you to make your pledge/gift to MIT Sloan.
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      MIT Sloan Annual

      Sloan Annual Fund gifts allow us to enhance our academic programs, provide new teaching technology, continually upgrade our facilities, and embark on cutting edge research and teaching initiatives.
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      Student Fellowships

      These funds will provide support for student fellowships and help MIT Sloan attract and retain exceptionally talented students.
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    The Dean's Circle

    MIT Sloan's leadership giving society, the Dean's Circle, honors our students, alumni, and friends who make leadership gifts to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund in any given fiscal year (July 1-June 30).


    Why choose to join the Dean's Circle? In a word - impact.


    Dean's Circle members are leaders who have decided to take personal responsibility in helping to shape the future we all know is possible. To learn more about how Dean's Circle gifts drive more impact click here.


    Leadership isn't just what you learn: it's what you do.


    Dean's Circle members step into a new relationship with the school, receiving special recognition and benefits as members of MIT Sloan's vital leadership giving society.


    Students can join the Dean's Circle with a $500 cash gift made b y the end of the fiscal year, June 30. From the 1st through the 4th Reunions, students can renew their Dean's Circle membership at $1,000 per year. In the 5th Reunion, membership increases to $2,500 per year.


    Students also can choose to pledge $4,500 to the Dean's Circle over five years:


    Year 1 as a student    $500
    Year 2 as a graduate, one year out     $1,000
    Year 3 as a graduate, two years out     $1,000
    Year 4 as a graduate, three years out    $1,000
    Year 5 as a graduate, four years out     $1,000

    How to make a Dean’s Circle Pledge: 
    Make your Dean's Circle pledge today! Under the “Gift Type” choose "Multi-year pledge". The total amount should be for $4,500 spread over 5 years. The payment amounts should be set to $500, $1,000, $1,000, $1,000, and $1,000.

    Learn more about the full scope of impact and access that comes with membership in the Dean's Circle.

    What are our Class Gift goals?

    Each class and individual program sets their own Class Gift fundraising and participation goals.

    The MBA Class of 2018 hopes to raise $216,100 with 85% class participation.

    The EMBA Class of 2018 hopes to have 100% participation.

    What are we raising money for?
    The fundraising priority for the Class Gift campaign is the MIT Sloan Annual Fund. The Sloan Annual Fund provides crucial, flexible support to the School and is necessary for the continued success and growth of MIT Sloan. These contributions are unrestricted, which means the School can respond to change and emerging initiatives. The MIT Sloan Annual Fund supports fellowships to attract prospective students, funds groundbreaking research projects developed by faculty, incubates innovative programs and courses, and builds the MIT Sloan student/alumni network. The School’s FY18 SAF goal is to raise $6M by June 30, 2018.
    What is the Dean’s Circle?
    The MIT Sloan Dean’s Circle is the School’s leadership giving society honoring donors to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund. Dean’s Circle members contribute an annual, unrestricted gift, which can be cumulative over the fiscal year (July 2017-June 2018) and may include corporate match gifts so long as the gift is received during the same fiscal year.

    Dean’s Circle Levels:
    Investors $2,500+ (*$1,000 for recent graduates/$500 for students)
    Partners $5,000 to $9,999
    Directors $10,000 to $24,999
    Founders $25,000 to $99,999
    Leaders $100,000 and up
    *Recent graduates are alumni within their first four years of graduation. The Investor level increases to $2,500 during the fiscal year of your 5-year reunion.

    Dean’s Circle members are recognized in the School’s annual Report on Philanthropy, receive invitations to annual recognition events around the world, and receive periodic updates from the School. For a full list of Dean’s Circle membership levels, visit the MIT Sloan giving website.
    What is the difference between a recurring gift and a pledge?

    A recurring gift is an ongoing gift that is charged to a donor’s credit card at monthly or yearly interval. Setting up a recurring gift is convenient and customizable to the donor’s preferences.

    A pledge is a commitment to make a gift to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund over a period of time, up to five years.

    In order to count for Class Gift participation, the first pledge payment must be received by June 30, 2018. In addition, the full amount of the pledge will be counted in our Class Gift totals. For example, if you make a Dean’s Circle pledge of $4,500 over 5 years and make your first $500 pledge payment by June 30, 2018, the full $4,500 pledge will be counted towards the total Class Gift goals.

    How can I make my gift?
    • Visit the MIT Sloan Annual Fund giving website and select how you would like to support (One Time, Recurring or Pledge).

    Gift Card:
    • Fill out a gift card and return to a committee member or to Marvin Vilma in the Office of External Relations, E60-100 (mitsloanclassgift@mit.edu).
    What if I can't afford to make large gift?
    Every gift matters. MIT Sloan belongs to its alumni, and supporting the School philanthropically demonstrates a sense of ownership and commitment to the future success of the School. To give back to a place you love, to sustain and protect all that you love about that place, should be a joy. This is a community and a network that lasts a lifetime, and giving back demonstrates that everyone wants to support the School as best they can. The cycle of philanthropy starts early and the act of giving back is important.