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Class of 2015 Pays it Forward

Class of 2015 Pays it Forward

Students graduating this spring raised $629,605 in cash and pledges for the 2015 Student Class Gift in support of the MIT Sloan Annual Fund.

As Sloanies prepare to graduate each spring, they pay it forward to future classes by giving to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund through their Student Class Gift campaigns. The Class Gift campaign emphasizes student participation with each gift directly impacting the success of the MIT Sloan Annual Fund.

This spring, the EMBA program again reached 100 percent class participation to attain a new record of $518,665 in gifts and pledges. The MSMS program also reached 100 percent participation—a considerable increase from last year’s rate of 77 percent, raising $2,208. For the MBA/LGO Class Gift campaign, 93 percent of the students participated this year, tying last year’s record and bringing in $74,743. The 2015 Sloan Fellows raised $31,430 and saw their participation rate increase substantially with 53 percent of the class making a gift this year. The MFin program had a participation rate of 21 percent and contributed $2,559.

Alison Riep, MBA ’15, who served as one of the MBA/LGO programs’ Class Co-Chairs along with dedicated volunteers Sam Clark, MBA ’15 and Jason Shapiro, MBA ’15, said, “I’m proud of the MBA/LGO Class of 2015 for demonstrating its support for MIT Sloan by tying the all-time Class Gift participation record. These funds will support the most important initiatives at MIT Sloan that keep our school among the best in the world and ensure that future Sloanies have a life-changing experience—just as I did.”