Gifts to the Monterey Institute have more than doubled in the last fiscal year, topping $6.5 million, a development President Ramaswamy called “gratifying and humbling.”
The Monterey Institute has received a $1.8 million challenge gift that aims to support and inspire the continued growth of the Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy by generating at least $3 million for the Center over the next three years.
Challenged to make 250 gifts of any size in 25 days to earn a $25,000 donor match supporting student financial aid, the Monterey Institute community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni more than doubled their target.
MIIS Board Member Jed Smith has presented the Monterey Institute community with an exciting challenge. If 250 alumni and friends of the Institute make a gift of any size in the next 25 days, he will match these gifts with $25,000 for financial aid. Spread the word!
An anonymous donor has given $2.1 million to create two new scholarship funds honoring the former and current presidents of the Monterey Institute.
The room buzzed with lively conversations among students, scholarship donors, Institute friends, staff, and members of the Board of Governors. This year’s guests also included Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz.
The Annual Named Scholarship Luncheon each year highlights one named scholarship with a short feature video presentation. This year’s selection was the Les Zambo Memorial Scholarship, now in its 10th year. Named in honor of the much-loved professor of International Business, it has been awarded to 18 students studying business, finance, and accounting.
Monterey Institute board members and members of the local community gathered at the Old Capital Club in downtown Monterey to mingle with U.S. military veterans studying at MIIS and to hear keynote speaker General Mike Carns.
Attendees learned more about the Veterans Scholarship Fund at the Monterey Institute and the role veterans play at the Institute.
This year’s Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award was awarded to Professor Kathi Bailey at a ceremony held September 24, 2013 in the Samson Reading Room. Professor Bailey has a record of excellence in teaching and an ongoing, inspiring commitment to providing our students the highest quality education possible. She has worked with countless students to ensure their success in both their academic and career objectives, and dedicated herself to building a strong community of excellence at MIIS.
Over 220 Monterey Institute and Middlebury College alumni and friends gathered at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco for an evening of food, mingling, and conversation. MIIS President Sunder Ramaswamy welcomed the attendees and recounted some of the latest developments at the Monterey Institute. Attendees renewed old friendships and made new acquaintances at an event we hope will become a longstanding tradition. Click here to view a short movie from the event.
Traveling to Seoul this fall were President Sunder Ramaswamy, Professor Miryoung Sohn, and Advancement officer Peter Jesse. Additional participants included Catherine Lee ’92, Trustee of Middlebury College and member of the Monterey Institute International Leadership Council and Patrick Ganey, Senior Development Officer, Asia for Middlebury College. Some 70 alumni, from both the Monterey Institute and Middlebury College, attended an event the evening of November 20.
Click here to view a slideshow from the event.