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Making a planned gift to MIT enables you to meet your financial goals while achieving your charitable aspirations. Join a community of supporters that is helping advance MIT's mission.

Read updates about our gift planning community and messages of appreciation from Amy Goldman, senior director of the MIT Office of Gift Planning, and the Katharine Dexter McCormick (1904) Society co-chairs in the Fall 2020 issue of Corridor.


“An enterprise with the long-term mission to make a Better World, MIT needs independent and growing resources that are not susceptible to economic, political, or ideological pressures. MIT’s alumni understand that. Planned giving is a superb way to help ensure MIT’s long-term vitality while providing donors broad flexibility in making provisions for their loved ones. Katharine Dexter McCormick understood this with her gifts to MIT more than 50 years ago. I am honored to serve as co-chair of the society that bears her name.”
—l. robert johnson
’63, Co-chair, Katharine Dexter McCormick Society
“It is never too early to start thinking about a planned gift at MIT—my husband and I are delighted to have had the opportunity to start with a bequest—as a way to ensure that future generations will be able to enter MIT less encumbered by financial constraints. I am very proud to be affiliated with the legacy of Katharine Dexter McCormick and hope that many more alums and friends of MIT will provide opportunities for both future MIT students and for advancing research through a planned gift to the Institute.”
—heather cogdell
’89, Co-chair, Katharine Dexter McCormick Society
“Establishing a unitrust that’s invested alongside the MIT endowment not only allows us to benefit MIT, but it is also a sound investment. It makes sense to put money into a vehicle that provides a guaranteed benefit to the school we love, gets it out of our estate, allows a significant tax deduction, and still gives us an assured annual income during our lifetimes. ”
—alice & joel schindall
’63, SM ’64, PhD ’67, Professor, EECS, Director of the Bernard M. Gordon- MIT Engineering Leadership Program and of UPOP.