Class Challenge Frequently Asked Questions
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How will my contribution be used?
Gifts made by students and matched by alumnus Andrea Gabrielle will be placed in the Alumni Scholarship Fund, which provides merit scholarship support for future students at the Monterey Institute. Each year, a selection committee that includes one or two recent alumni will review scholarship applications and select the recipients. Awards will depend on the amount of funds raised.
Why is my gift important?
Your gift not only provides important scholarship funds, but has an added benefit; foundations and individual philanthropists look at the percentage of alumni that make a financial contribution to their alma mater when considering a gift to the school—this percentage is regarded as the best way to measure alumni satisfaction.
Therefore, the percentage of alumni contributing at any level is just as important as the dollar amount of alumni gifts—that means both a $20 gift and $2,000 gift are meaningful.
For continued success and sustainability, the Institute must increase its alumni participation as this support helps to fund scholarships, programs, and services for our current students.
Will gifts from faculty, staff, family, and friends be eligible for the $100 match?
Only gifts made by current students will be matched. However, all gifts to the fund are welcome and appreciated.
What if I make a gift smaller than $20?
All gifts made count toward our participation goals, however, only gifts of $20 or more will be matched.
How do I make my gift?
There are multiple ways to give:
- Visit our secure giving page online at go.miis.edu/givechallenge to make your gift with a credit card.
- Drop off your cash or a check made out to the Monterey Institute at the Alumni Office, Student Services, or the Advancement Office (McGowan Suite 300).
- Mail your contribution (even cash) to Monterey Institute of International Studies, c/o Gift Administration, Middlebury College, 5 Court Street, Middlebury, VT 05753-6014