Katharine Dexter McCormick (1904) Society

In the long history of giving to MIT, planned gifts and bequests have been the largest source of gifts to MIT’s endowment. To honor those donors who continue this practice, in 1994, MIT established the Katharine Dexter McCormick (1904) Society (KDMS).

The Katharine Dexter McCormick (1904) Society exists to recognize, appreciate, and create a sense of community for those who have made provisions for gifts to benefit MIT after their lifetimes.

The Society is named for Katharine Dexter McCormick (Class of 1904), who was one of the most generous individual benefactors in MIT’s history, and her largest gift came as a bequest. (Her lifetime generosity to MIT exceeded $40 million.)

“Since my graduation in 1904,” she wrote in her will, “I have wished to express my gratitude to the Institute for its advanced policy of scientific education for women. This policy gave me the opportunity to obtain the scientific training which has been of inestimable value to me through my life.”

MIT invites alumni/ae and friends who share Katharine Dexter McCormick’s commitment to the Institute to consider joining KDMS. Your generosity will help MIT engage the future with confidence. KDMS members will be acknowledged in donor listings unless anonymity is requested.


Read or download past issues of The Katharine Dexter McCormick Society News:
(PDFs best viewed in Adobe Acrobat)

KDMS Newsletter Spring 2014
KDMS Newsletter Fall 2013
KDMS Newsletter Spring 2013
KDMS Newsletter Fall 2012
KDMS Newsletter Spring 2012
KDMS Newsletter Fall 2011
KDMS Newsletter Spring 2011
KDMS Newsletter Fall 2010
KDMS Newsletter Spring 2010
KDMS Newsletter Fall 2009
KDMS Newsletter Spring 2009
KDMS Newsletter Fall 2008
KDMS Newsletter Spring 2008

For more information on the Katharine Dexter McCormick (1904) Society, please contact:

The Office of Gift Planning
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