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Alumni Fund Posts Record-Breaking Dollars and Donors Year in 2005 

The MIT alumni Fund smashed records as fiscal year 2005 closed on June 30 as the strongest ever for both dollars and donors. Overall, Alumni Fund gifts totaled $33,527,830; the previous highest total was $33,065,675 in 2001. A record-breaking 32,010 donors made gifts, which broke the 2004 record of 31,205.

Parents and graduate alumni also set records with 2,269 parent donors giving $724,709. That handily beat the record set last year, when 2,191 donors contributed $596,381.

A total of 12,513 graduate alumni donated to the fund, surpassing the old record of 11,987, set in 2004.

“The Alumni Fund is a vital resource for MIT,” says fund director Monica Ellis ‘91. “The commitment and generosity of alumni, parents, and friends–this year and every year–keeps MIT world-class. We are extremely grateful for that support.”


MIT Is Coming to a City near You

Can’t schedule a trip to Cambridge? MIT offers many ways to interact with the Institute in cities nationwide. In San Francisco, MIT on the Road (MOTR) is featuring three faculty members who will discuss their cutting-edge research in a daylong event on October 29 at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill. Expand your knowledge and reconnect intellectually with MIT as you meet with fellow alumni, parents of current MIT students, and friends of MIT. Another MOTR program is scheduled for April 8, 2006, in Chicago.

The MIT Young Alumni Seminar Series provides panels on career-related topics and networking opportunities for alumni in the 10 most recent undergraduate classes and five most recent graduate classes. The year’s first event is scheduled for October 27 in Denver, the second for November 17 in Washington, DC. For more information, visit the Alumni Association’s Learning Web pages: alum.mit.edu/lt/learning.

Haven’t met President Susan Hockfield yet? You can on October 20 in New York City at a reception hosted by the MIT Club of New York. For details, check the New York Club’s website: www.mitclub.org/home.

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