Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Ways to Give

Students celebrate their diversity and learn about other cultures at the annual International Bazaar.

By making your gift today, you join other MIIS alumni, partners, and friends in supporting our students and the difference they make in the world, now and in the future.

There are many ways to make a gift to the Institute. This page will help you determine which option is right for you.

All donations to the Institute are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. The Institute's legal name is President and Fellows of Middlebury College and its federal tax identification number is 03-0179298.

If you have questions, please contact us at 831-647-3545 or give@miis.edu

Automatic Giving

With the automatic giving option, you can spread your contribution over the course of a year—or longer. Once you’ve decided on the amount, determine the frequency—monthly, quarterly, or annually. Simply fill out the online giving page and check “I want this to be a recurring gift.”


Checks should be mailed to Gift Administration, check date and USPS postmarked no later than June 30 or December 31. Checks sent by FedEx, UPS or other overnight carriers will be effective as of the date received at Middlebury College, NOT the date sent by donor, per IRS regulations. Make a check payable to the "Middlebury Institute of International Studies" and mail it to

Middlebury Institute of International Studies
c/o Gift Administration
Middlebury College
700 Exchange Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

If you would like to restrict your gift to a specific designation, please specify your gift designation on the memo line of your check.

Credit Card

Make your gift by credit or debit card today by visiting our secure online giving page. Credit card gifts may be made online any time before 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on June 30 (for our fiscal year end deadline) or December 31 (for calendar year end) through our secure web site. You may prefer to make your gift online or by telephone to avoid delays and help assure your credit card gift is processed in time to count for participation in our fiscal year end or calendar year end tax purposes. If mailing your credit card gift, it must be received by Middlebury College’s Gift Administration office one day prior to the fiscal or calendar year end deadline. Wire Transfers must also be received by our bank on or before this deadline.

Donor Advised Fund Gifts

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a philanthropic vehicle established at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time.

Wire Transfer

To make a gift by wire transfer, please contact Cheryl LeBlanc at 802-443-5372.

Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds

When you make a gift of appreciated securities to the Institute, you'll often receive a significant tax benefit in the year you make the donation and avoid the capital gains tax you would have to pay if you sold the securities. These tax savings mean that you can give more to the Institute with a gift of appreciated securities instead of cash, while the cost to you remains the same. Please fill out the Stock Transfer Form to inform us of your gift and to receive relevant information for your transaction.

Download the Stock Transfer Information form

Download the Irrevocable Stock Power form

Matching Gifts

Your employer may offer a matching gifts program which could double or even triple your contribution. Check whether your employer participates. Then simply send your completed form to us at the address above and we’ll take care of the rest!

Bequest or Life Income Gift

The Institute encourages tax-wise giving and the aligning of your charitable planning with your overall tax, financial, and estate planning. For more information, see the Institute's Planned Giving page or contact Anne McMenamin, Director of Gift Planning at 866-496-6433.

Staff and Faculty Payroll Deduction

Through the Staff and Faculty Payroll Deduction Program, you can easily translate a small monthly donation into a sizable gift. For example:

$5 x 26 pay periods = $130 for MIIS
$10 x 26 pay periods = $260 for MIIS
$25 x 26 pay periods = $650 for MIIS

Fill out the Payroll Deduction Agreement on the MIIS Employee Resources webpage, sign, and submit to the HR office. You’ll receive confirmation once your gift is processed.

Contact Us

Phone: 831-647-3545 | Fax: 831-200-2740
Email: give@miis.edu
Institutional Advancement
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940 USA