Giving to the Glass Lab Renovation Fund
The potential to dramatically expand the MIT Glass Lab is at hand. No one could have envisioned in 1986 the number of students and supporters the MIT Glass Lab would attract. Open to all at MIT, it is the most oversubscribed extracurricular offering, selecting undergraduate and graduate students at it’s legendary lottery. Of the lucky few who attend, (on average, one in six), some go on to receive scholarships at highly notable glass centers; a few have made glass their career, and all learn a unique skill and the value of cooperative endeavor. We would like to be able to extend this opportunity to more MIT students.
The MIT Glass Lab has secured the opportunity to double our space. We are officially kicking off the Glass Lab Renovation Fund. Our goal is to double the number of students and install “use specific” furnaces and ovens. This equipment costs less to run and is more energy efficient, allowing us to double our teaching capacity while not increasing our carbon footprint. The renovation is estimated at $1.5 million dollars, of which 15% has already been donated.
We are asking for your tax-deductible contribution. The Glass Lab is self-funding. Although this allows us the ability to offer not-for-credit courses open to everyone across the Institute, it also means we are reliant on our supporters for funds.
As our thanks, all contributors will be entered into a lottery to be held once we have reached our goal for a glass piece collaboratively made by instructors in the Glass Lab. Additionally, a student-made glass object, especially designed for this campaign, will be sent to each person donating over $1,000.
Often we wonder what donations buy. Here are just a few items needed to equip the Lab in a newly renovated space:
Please consider helping us make this long talked-about expansion a reality by giving to the Glass Lab Renovation Fund in one of two ways:
Pay with Visa, MasterCard or American Express by designating your gift to the Glass Lab Renovation Fund via
GIVING TO MIT.
|| Pay by Check
Make payable to
"MIT Glass Lab"
"MIT Account 3707200"
in the memo field and mail to:
Materials Processing Center, MIT
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
All contributions are welcome. None is too small. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Houk.
We thank all of you who have shown interest in the Glass Lab over the years and welcome those of you who are just learning about our activities. Our students past, present, and future thank you for considering a contribution to the Glass Lab Renovation Fund.