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Giving to Marlboro
What’s important to you at Marlboro? Financial gifts from Marlboro alumni, parents and friends help sustain and strengthen the college in a number of key ways:
Student and faculty support – On both the undergraduate and graduate campuses, the first and foremost beneficiaries of the Marlboro Annual Fund are students and faculty. Your gifts fund student scholarships, give faculty the means to develop innovative curricula, create opportunities for student-faculty research, and bolster other vital learning and teaching activities.
From lights to kayaks to snowplowing – Like every organization, Marlboro has annual operating expenses that must be covered in order to keep the O.P. kayaking, the snowplows plowing, the coffee shop frying, the library researching, the theater Shakespearing... your donations make it all happen.
National visibility – Having a high percentage of alumni, parents and friends who donate helps convince others of the value of a Marlboro degree. Every single gift—whatever the amount—raises those percentages and, in turn, broadens the college’s visibility among prospective students as well as among graduate schools and employers.
Foundation support – Alumni giving is of particular importance. Many philanthropic foundations look to alumni giving rates as evidence of a college education that is changing lives and therefore worthy of financial backing. The more alumni who give, the more persuasive our proposals for foundation support will be.
Ways of Giving
- Give online; one time or recurring
- Give by mail
- Make an outright gift of cash or marketable securities
- Take advantage of an employer's matching gifts
- For your estate planing, make a deferred gift or choose an income producing gift
- Establish a named, endowed fund to memorialize a loved one
- College employees can give through payroll deduction
These are just some of the ways to make a gift to Marlboro, and donors often use one or a combination of gift vehicles to fulfill their philanthropic objectives. If you are interested in learning more about a particular type of gift, please contact a member of the development staff. We will work closely and confidentially with you (and your advisors, if you wish) to ensure that your gift to Marlboro achieves your personal goals and expresses your philanthropic vision for Marlboro College.
Most donors choose to give unrestricted gifts, which are applied toward whatever funding area is most in need of support. You can also direct your donation to specific areas such as student scholarships, faculty chairs, and library enhancements. Your gift may be made to honor a faculty member, graduate or a loved one. You can direct your donation to one of our many endowed funds that support scholarships, academic prizes and faculty chairs. See the many areas of the Marlboro experience that depend on your generosity each year.