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Alumni Answer Annual Fund Call

Annual Fund CallDean’s Circle members join Dean Schmittlein in a toast

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of alumni and friends throughout the 2013–14 academic year, MIT Sloan saw a record level of support for the MIT Sloan Annual Fund. 3,629 alumni contributed over $4.2M, providing unrestricted funding for a wide variety of the School’s priority initiatives.

The success represents an important milestone in a year that saw Dean David Schmittlein travel the globe to celebrate 100 years of management education at MIT. Gifts to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund allow the School to enhance international initiatives and fellowships, while supporting important initiatives including sustainability, healthcare, the digital economy, finance, and the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. In a Centennial year that celebrated MIT Sloan’s rich history, these gifts show a strong investment on the part of alumni in the future of MIT Sloan.

Aliza Blachman O’Keeffe, SM ’90, Dean’s Circle Committee Chair of the MIT Sloan Alumni Board, notes, “The success of the Annual Fund this year reflects the depth of connection that MIT Sloan alumni have with the School and our commitment to its continuing mission. I am proud to give back to MIT Sloan, not only through my own philanthropic support, but also through chairing the Dean’s Circle Committee. The Committee is excited to work with our global alumni community and contribute to the fundraising efforts necessary to help the School stay competitive and meet its goals.”