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The 2024 MIT 24-Hour Challenge—celebrated on March 14, otherwise known as Pi Day—was an incredible success across the Institute and the MIT Sloan School of Management.

9,875 supporters from around the globe made gifts to MIT totaling more than $4.65 million.

“I am always so impressed by what our generous alumni and friends can do when we all work together. I have nothing but gratitude to everyone in the MIT community who made this event such a success,” says MIT Alumni Association CEO Whitney T. Espich.


unlocked by 624 alumni and friends who gave through the MIT Sloan Annual Fund

Among those who took part on Pi Day, 624 alumni and friends of MIT Sloan gave over $367,000 through the MIT Sloan Annual Fund—a 68% increase over last year. Altogether, they surpassed the goal of 552 donors by 13% for the microchallenge by J. Thomas Bentley, SM ’75, and James C. Foster, SF ’85, and unlocked an additional $55,000 for the school.

A second microchallenge for an additional $25,000 from Rohini Chakravarthy, MBA ’99, who is celebrating her 25th MIT Sloan Reunion this year, was unlocked by 128 Reunion-year alumni. In total, they gave nearly $100,000 through the MIT Sloan Annual Fund during the 2024 MIT 24-Hour Challenge.


unlocked by 128 Reunion-year alumni who gave through the MIT Sloan Annual Fund

“Thank you so much for making a difference for the MIT Sloan community,” says Kathryn Hawkes (Senior Associate Dean, External Relations). “That’s more student-run conferences, career coaching, and faculty research—because of you!”

During last year’s MIT 24-Hour Challenge, 612 donors gave $218,967 through the MIT Sloan Annual Fund. These gifts greatly impacted the MIT Sloan community by supporting student-led conferences, student clubs, Action Learning labs, and thousands of hours of career coaching.

The ongoing generosity of alumni and friends like you during the 2024 MIT 24-Hour Challenge will continue to support these efforts and so much more—both now and in the future.


given by 9,875 supporters from around the globe to MIT

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