Alumni Fund Sets Record in 04
The MIT alumni fund closed out fiscal year 2004 on a record-setting note. Alumni Fund director Monica Ellis 91 announced that the fund set an all-time record for number of alumni donors, with 31,205. (The previous record was 30,815, set in 1998.) Alumni Fund gifts totaled $31,467,990, the third-highest total in fund history. Overall, 2004 was a strong year for the fund, according to Ellis, who noted graduate alumni donors and parent donors also set records in 2004.The Alumni Fund plays a very important role in the health of MIT, said Ellis. The participation in 2004 has been tremendous and continues to speak volumes about the interest that alumni, parents, and friends have for the future success of the Institute.