Whether you were study buddies or bumped into each other on the recreational trail, your hearts made a connection through the Monterey Institute!
Michelle Mitchell (MBA ‘95) and her husband, Jonathan Mitchell, opened their Beverly Hills home to MIIS and Middlebury alumni and friends interested in learning more about the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program. Forty individuals attended the September 12, 2012 event, which featured MIIS students, faculty, and leadership.
Supporters of the Monterey Institute have the opportunity to maintain a constant, highly visible presence on the campus after the April 20 unveiling of the Institute’s new donor recognition wall. Located in the McCone Building atrium -- a major campus hub -- the wall lists all donors during the previous fiscal year, with individual high-level donors highlighted in colorful panels.
It was with great sadness that the Monterey Institute community learned of the passing of respected scholar, colleague and friend Dr. Jonathan B. Tucker in August 2011. A valued staff member at the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) for over 15 years, Dr.
Laurence P. “Larry” Horan, former chair of the Monterey Institute Board of Trustees and a friend of the Institute through five decades of service to the Monterey community, passed away on Monday, January 23. He will be missed by his many good friends among the MIIS campus community.
The Monterey Institute community mourned the loss of long-time professor Stephen A. Garrett last summer. Professor Garrett joined the faculty at MIIS in 1974, and specialized in teaching courses on U.S. foreign policy, ethics and international affairs. He was a beloved member of the MIIS faculty, inspiring students with his knowledge and wonderful spirit for over 37 years.
Monterey Institute students are known worldwide for their ingenuity and practical approach to addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. It is now easier than ever to support student projects through the newly launched micro-philanthropy platform MontereySTART.
Four projects are currently featured on MontereySTART and they reflect the diverse interests and talents of the Monterey Institute student body:
Monterey Institute student Alexandra Shaphren (MPA ’12) was recognized as the “Outstanding Philanthropic Young Adult” of the year at the Central Coast’s 20th Annual Philanthropy Day Award ceremony on November 18 in Carmel. Shaphren was honored for her fundraising efforts for the Community Partnership for Youth (CPY) by collecting pledges and running the Lake Tahoe 50 Mile Ultra-Marathon in September (where she finished first among women!).
The Monterey Institute of International Studies has received a $750,000 gift pledge from David Jones, a member of the MIIS Board of Governors. The gift, payable over three years, is designed specifically to support the school’s efforts to enhance its fundraising operations through the office of Institutional Advancement.
The Monterey Institute of International Studies exceeded the $1 million fundraising target established last October under the terms of a challenge commitment from an anonymous donor, triggering a $500,000 matching gift from the donor. Under the terms of the “Multiply the Good” challenge, the Institute will receive $500,000 a year for a total of five years, provided it raises $1 million each year in gifts of $5,000 or more to its annual fund.