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.


With an Annual Fund goal of $1.5 million and a fiscal year that ends on June 30, we are closing the gap but still have a ways to go. During this presidential transition many donors are dedicating their Annual Fund support to outgoing president Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, who has led Marlboro College for the past 11 years with commitment and vision. Please visit our donation page to make your gift and help us finish the year strong.

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