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Surpassing goals, providing opportunities (continued)

“MIT Sloan brought each of us opportunities that changed our lives forever. We also continue to be engaged with MIT Sloan in numerous ways, from taking advantage of ongoing education to staying connected with an amazing global network of classmates. It’s natural for us to support the School.” - Amy, MBA ’95, and Tim Rowe, MBA ’95

While motivations vary, the repeated themes of confidence in the School and its leadership, the importance of the network, and the transformative impact of MIT Sloan on the lives of individual donors were common threads from the many generations of alumni who shared their thoughts on the MIT Sloan Annual Fund. Alumnus and faculty member Edward Roberts sums it up well: “I think that philanthropy is motivated by two quite different concepts: ‘pay it back’ and ‘pay it forward.’ I include MIT Sloan in my philanthropy for both reasons. First, I am paying it back for the education I received initially as a graduate student but far more significantly as a faculty member for the past 51 years. I also must pay it forward and give to an organization that will so enhance the future of our society. MIT Sloan’s education programs make such powerful contributions to the mindset, knowledge, and skills of our students that contributing now generates an immense payoff in future years.”

To make a gift to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund, visit: https://giving.mit.edu/sloangift.