Giving to Marlboro

Financial gifts from Marlboro alumni, parents, and friends help sustain and strengthen the college in a number of key ways, including student and faculty support, facilities, and annual operating expenses from kayak adventures to snowplowing. Your gift also broadens the visibility of the college among prospective students and employers and encourages foundation support.

For information on how to make your gift to Marlboro, reference our ways to give.

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Annual Fund Exceeds $2 Million Goal

Thanks to over 700 donors from around the world, including trustees, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the college, Marlboro broke the $2 million mark for a second year—raising $2,001,072 for this year’s Annual Fund.

“For such a young, small, and liberal arts–focused college, this is a significant accomplishment,” said Matthew Barone, chief external relations officer. “Giving at any level to an institution is an important sign of support and confidence that cannot be underestimated, and we look forward to building on that momentum as planning begins for the 75th anniversary of Marlboro.”

Every dollar raised for the Annual Fund goes directly toward supporting faculty, students, staff, physical plant, and general operation of the college. While challenges continue to exist for enrollment at small, rural liberal arts colleges, meeting this significant fundraising milestone speaks powerfully to the Marlboro community’s dedication to this special institution.

Beautiful Minds Challenge 2.0

For the past five years, the Beautiful Minds Challenge has invited high school students to respond to a prompt—last year’s was “Be the change; document the effect”—using words, images, audio, or video. Submissions are judged by a panel of Marlboro faculty, staff, and students based on their quality, creativity, and demonstration of original, critical, and innovative thinking. Finalists are awarded expense-paid trips to a Beautiful Minds Symposium in the spring, where they share their projects and experience Marlboro firsthand, and a chance at scholarships and cash prizes.

“The Beautiful Minds Challenge has been so successful—last year we had applicants from Zambia, Egypt, and Indonesia—that it was time to up our game,” said Kate Trzaskos, director of community programs and partnerships. “Now in its sixth year, we are expanding the program to be even more attractive, with four times as many scholarships available for finalists in their senior year of high school.” While the structure of the challenge will remain the same this year, the stakes are higher, with 12 full or partial scholarships for seniors interested in enrolling at Marlboro and more than $2,000 in prizes for other students. Learn more.

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