Ways to Give

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

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

There are many ways to make a gift to the Monterey Institute. This page will help you determine which option is right for you. Gifts to MIIS go right to work and are tax deductible. 


Make your gift by credit or debit card today by visiting our secure online giving page. You can also pledge to make automatic credit or debit card gifts--see automatic giving, below.

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.”

Check, Money Order, or Credit Card

Make a check payable to the "Monterey Institute of International Studies" and mail it to

Monterey Institute of International Studies
c/o Gift Administration
Middlebury College
5 Court Street
Middlebury, VT 05753-6014

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

Securities or Wire Funds

When you make a gift of appreciated securities to the Monterey 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 Monterey Institute with a gift of appreciated securities instead of cash, while the cost to you remains the same. For more information, contact Kevin Wasbauer at 831-647-3595 or via email.

Download Stock Transfer InformationStock Transfer Information

Download Stock Power formStock 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 by clicking here. 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 Monterey 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 Kathy Joyce at 831-647-3556 or via email.

Combined Federal Campaign

As of fall 2010, the Monterey Institute is a registered organization with the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #44979). If you are employed by the U.S. Government, you can make a charitable contribution to the Monterey Institute during the CFC season (September 1 - December 15). The Monterey Institute's CFC number is #44979. Learn more about the CFC.

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: 831.647.3585
Email: give@miis.edu
Institutional Advancement
Monterey Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940 USA