News from Community Giving

Fall Book Sale raises thousands

This fall, Community Giving at MIT held our annual Book Sale, raising $3,796 for the Community Service Fund, the United Way of Mass Bay, and the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House! In total, our book sales this year brought in $4,541 for these worthwhile organizations. We always love supporting out community partners with these excellent fundraising events, and we hope that you'll join us for next year's sale!

MIT takes part in Walk to End Alzheimer's

Patrick Walsh led the first team from MIT's Cambridge Campus in the Walk to End Alzheimer's this year, joining MIT Lincoln Lab's team on their eighth walk! Lincoln Lab's team raised over $42,500; along with the $4,200 from the Cambridge team, MIT's official total is over $46,700 raised to support research for a cure and support for families struggling with the disease. We look forward to next year's walk, when we can gather once more to support the great work that researchers at MIT and elsewhere are doing to cure Alzheimer's once and for all!

IS&T Dunk Tank raises hundreds for Margaret Fuller House

The IS&T BBQ on Sept. 22nd was a fun time for colleagues and coworkers to gather and have fun, and Department Ambassador Alice Kimball gave the IS&T staff the chance to use that energy for a good cause! With the support of senior staff, her department had a "Dunk-A-Thon" event, and raised $320 for the Margaret Fuller House from participants. Our favorite quotes:

  • "The food was exceptional, and the good sportsmanship and fun for the Charity Dunk-A-Thon made it a family fun type of memory that will last."
  • "The Dunk was my favorite because of the good natured back and forth between the dunkees and the unruly mob cheering and attempting to soak them..."
  • "The Dunk Tank was AWESOME!"

Summer Book Sale raises hundreds

This summer, Community Giving at MIT held a surprise Summer Book Sale, raising $745 for the Community Service Fund, the United Way of Mass Bay, and the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House! While the busy season for students, faculty, and staff might have been far off, we set up shop in Lobby 10, showed crowds of prospective students and tourists the friendly face of MIT, and shared the joys of reading a good book all while raising money for a good cause!

Departments collect for Together in Service Celebration

Departments across MIT came together to get involved in the "Together in Service" day in April 2016. The day's activities included delivery of donated goods from our March campus-wide collection drive! Over 40 departments, centers, laboratories, eployee groups, and student groups took part to fulfill the wish lists of a wide range of charitiable organizations throughout our city. Together, we lent a huge helping hand to our neighbors right here in Cambridge.

2016 campaign raises over $290K

The 2016 campaign raised $296,109 in total! The MIT Community Service Fund received $67,781 in donations; the United Way of Massachusetts Bay $92,008; and Your favorite local charity program $134,758. Watch these numbers go up throughout the year; our Atlas app makes it easy to donate at any time!