Why choose to join the Dean’s Circle? In a word – impact.
By giving to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund at a Dean’s Circle level, you ensure MIT Sloan’s most critical legacy: more leaders like you. When you become a Dean’s Circle donor, you support:
Fellowships. The best solutions are chosen by merit. So are the best students. Your Dean’s Circle gift helps the school attract the most uniquely qualified students by offering competitive fellowships and ensures that MIT Sloan can live out its mission of developing principled leaders that improve the world.
Action Learning. Real-world problems are solved in the real world. Your Dean’s Circle gifts help sustain this cornerstone of the MIT Sloan 'mens et manus' experience, allowing students to partner with organizations around the globe to solve business problems in the field.
Faculty Research. By joining the Dean's Circle, you fuel the groundbreaking research of our world-renowned faculty, who are pursuing ideas to address some of the world's toughest challenges.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation. We don't know what tomorrow's most influential entrepreneurs will do but we do know where some get their start. Wired to problem-solve, students come to MIT Sloan to change the world. They work tirelessly to move ideas from early-stage to global impact. Your leadership gift supports this innovation pipeline and our students.
Frequently Asked Questions
The MIT Sloan Annual Fund provides the flexible funding that supports many of the school’s foundational programs and initiatives—including student fellowships, faculty research, and Action Learning labs.
While most funding is allocated to specific programs or initiatives, the MIT Sloan Annual Fund provides for a critical need: unrestricted funding for innovation, dispersed as needed to any number of crucial priorities. Since certain programs require different levels of funding year-to-year, unrestricted gifts allow MIT Sloan to seize new opportunities, and allocate funds as needed to timely initiatives.
The MIT Sloan Annual Fund provides flexible funding to support innovation, knowledge creation, and a diverse community; and ensures the continued development of principled, innovative leaders who improve the world, while generating ideas that advance management practice. You now have the opportunity to make a gift of any size to an area of the school that resonates with you most. The seven Annual Fund Impact Areas provide unrestricted support to their concentrations and are part of the MIT Sloan Annual Fund.
Your Dean's Circle-level gift is unrestricted, and directed as needed toward groundbreaking initiatives. This translates to empowering the school's leaders to respond proactively to new ideas and opportunities, as we pursue a mission that's been ours for over a century: improving the world through our work.
Dean’s Circle donors receive insider access to MIT Sloan community events and exclusive exposure to the research and thought leadership that their giving supports. Points of access range from invitations to special speaker series, to access to faculty and Dean’s Circle-only receptions.
In order to remain a Dean’s Circle donor, you must make a gift of $2,500 or more per year. In fact, the power of a Dean’s Circle gift is magnified by consistent giving, year after year, building your legacy of support. A Dean’s Circle gift can be given either as a single sum, a monthly payment totaling $2,500, as part of a company match (as long as the total is $2,500 and the match from your company comes in within the fiscal year).