The Monterey Institute Annual Fund is where alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty, and staff provide resources that are applied directly to support MIIS students and the Monterey Institute’s educational mission.
The Annual Fund turns individual gifts of all sizes into support for key aspects of a Monterey Institute education. We put every dollar to immediate use for areas of greatest need.
What the MIIS Annual Fund Supports
Thanks to gifts made to the Annual Fund, MIIS is able to provide scholarship support, a diverse curriculum, immersive learning opportunities, and comprehensive language programs that are the basis of the unique and rewarding educational experience at MIIS.
Need-based financial aid is provided to more than 92% of students each year, allows them to travel from around the world to attend MIIS and take advantage of high-impact experiential opportunities.
- The MIIS Community:
Direct investments can go to the Policy or Language schools, short-term professional development programs or university-wide endeavors such as student housing campus expansion.
More than 75 exceptional professors in all disciplines are teaching MIIS students right now. Gifts to the Annual Fund enable the work of our faculty, provide the resources that attract and retain first-rate professors and create opportunities for their own scholarships and research. Our student faculty ratio is 10:1.
How Can I Make a Gift?
Every Gift Counts
Every gift to the Monterey Institute Annual Fund – no matter the size – makes a sizeable difference! For example, gifts from more than 700 donors last year added up to over $3 million!
It’s never too soon to think about giving back. Giving to the Monterey Institute Annual Fund sends a message to students and faculty that alumni, friends, Foundations, corporations and other major donors think the education provided by MIIS brings value into the world.
In addition, many donors look at alumni giving as vote of confidence in their school and often examine the percentage of alumni giving when they are considering making their own gifts. This participation rate also factors into college ranking system. High marks help to attract the most talented students and faculty in the world.
What’s in it for you?
The Monterey Institute Annual Fund offers special recognition to leadership donors of all ages. You will be recognized on the public Annual Donor Roll and your name will be featured on the interactive Donor Wall on campus. Leadership gifts will be recognized on a scale system that allows you to network with other high end leaders in the philanthropic community.
Volunteering for the Monterey Institute Annual Fund is a great way to connect with classmates and help shape the Institute’s future. There are many opportunities to get involved! Find out more.