Annual Fund exceeds $2 million goal

Each year, a major philanthropic priority for Marlboro College is to create a vibrant Annual Fund that supports essential operations, recognizing that so much of our institutional support goes to financial aid. Thanks to over 700 donors from around the world, including trustees, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, 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. Again meeting this significant fundraising milestone speaks powerfully to the Marlboro community’s dedication to this special institution. 

“The Marlboro College community believes deeply in our mission and understands that the costs required to operate our distinctive approach built around self-directed learning and an intensive faculty-student mentoring model are significant,” said President Kevin Quigley. “Since this model requires far more than tuition dollars, we are extremely grateful for everyone’s support.”

“For such a young, small, and liberal arts–focused college, this is a significant accomplishment to make two years in a row,” 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.”

Donors to the Annual Fund can rest assured that every dollar raised goes directly toward supporting our faculty, students, staff, physical plant, and general operation of the college. Our annual giving is allocated towards:

  • Strengthening student financial aid
  • Attracting highly-qualified faculty and staff
  • Enhancing academic excellence, support, and improvements
  • Maintaining and improving our facilities
  • Integrating new technologies

While challenges continue to exist for enrollment at small rural liberal arts colleges, it is gratifying to know that our philanthropic supporters continue to invest in this special learning community year after year.

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