Financial gifts from Marlboro alumni, parents, and friends help sustain and strengthen the college in a number of key ways:

  • Student and faculty support – 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 snowplows – 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, and so forth. 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 that percentage 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.

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


Many thanks to our generous Marlboro community for enabling us to raise $25,000 in the final days of our fiscal year and reach our goal of $1.5 million. Many donations have come in, and a generous friend of the college closed the remaining gap. As we kick off the new fiscal year and welcome our new president, we are grateful for your support.

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