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Surpassing goals, providing opportunities

Robert Edward May 2011“MIT was recently recognized as one of the top universities in this country in enhancing entrepreneurship. That achievement, stemming primarily from efforts and programs launched by MIT Sloan, combined with our historic strengths in finance and in management theory and techniques, has made MIT Sloan the most unique leading institution in global management. It is wonderful to have been a part of this for over five decades and to be able to contribute to its future strengths.”
Edward Roberts, David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology, SB ’57, SM ’58, SM ’60, PhD ’62


As the MIT Sloan Annual Fund surpasses a major milestone—$3.5 million in fiscal year 2012—the energy and excitement around new opportunities and initiatives at the School are palpable. By providing the School with the ability to attract the very best students and faculty and support students as they participate in projects around the world, the Annual Fund is making a difference in nearly every activity at MIT Sloan. Rebecca Kirk Fair, MBA ’02, shares: “By giving to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund, I ensure that the School has the fastest access to the funds and can direct them to the area of most need. I personally feel that the School is best situated to determine where money is best utilized. I am always confident that it will go to enhancing the educational experience.”

That confidence is shared by the more than 3,500 donors to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund, including the 747 alumni who chose to support the School at the Dean’s Circle level during fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012). These generous donors provide support of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund ($500 for those donors who graduated within the last five years). For Takako Ebata, SM ’92, “a contribution to MIT Sloan is the best way to advance innovation, technology, and management. I really appreciate the culture, history, and environment at MIT Sloan. I hope that my contributions will enhance the School and further its development.”

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